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Other Sport 21 Jul 2012 | 12:00 AM

Judo "wrestler" mining for more gold for Mongolia

ULAN BATOR (Reuters) - Mongolian judoka Naidan Tuvshinbayar begins the day jogging through the glistening grasslands he says helped make him the country's first Olympic gold medallist.

Other Sport 13 Aug 2012 | 12:00 AM

Rio takes Olympic baton as sceptics fear it will fumble

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - As the calm settled over London's Olympic Stadium after closing ceremonies on Sunday, the pressure was mounting in Rio de Janeiro, host of the 2016 games.

Other Sport 13 Aug 2012 | 12:00 AM

Rio takes Olympic baton as sceptics fear it will fumble

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - As the calm settled over London's Olympic Stadium after closing ceremonies on Sunday, the pressure was mounting in Rio de Janeiro, host of the 2016 games.

Other Sport 29 Aug 2012 | 12:00 AM

Gap closes but Rodriguez holds Vuelta lead

PONTEVEDRA, Spain (Reuters) - Race leader Joaquim Rodriguez had compatriot Alberto Contador breathing down his neck after Wednesday's time trial in the Tour of Spain congested the leaders but failed to deliver the favourites to the front.

Football 15 May 2014 | 1:37 AM

In shadows of World Cup stadium, neighbours left empty-handed

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - For Sao Paulo's most popular football team, the World Cup has provided a new home after 100 years playing in rented stadiums. Thousands of neighbours, however, say it has left them homeless.

Golf 19 Jul 2014 | 5:43 AM

Wounded Tiger claws his way into weekend

HOYLAKE England (Reuters) - Tiger Woods endured an ignominious afternoon at the British Open on Friday but the fierce pride of a wounded champion made sure he will at least be still in there fighting at the weekend.

Other Sport 20 Nov 2015 | 5:22 AM

Paris attacks heighten security fears for 2016 Rio Olympics

BRASILIA/RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Last week's Paris killings have raised fears about the 2016 Olympic Games in Brazil, a country with so little history of terrorism that the president has played down the chance of an attack and legislators long resisted bills to make it a crime.

Other Sport 27 Apr 2016 | 12:08 AM

With Olympic clean-up cancelled, Rio resigned to dirty bay

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Visitors flocking to Rio de Janeiro for this summer's Olympic Games will find both dramatic landscapes and polluted, junk-filled water in the finger-like inlet that forms the city's shoreline and harbour.

Other Sport 27 Apr 2016 | 1:52 AM

Treeless $656 million Olympic Park in Rio a concrete jungle

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - When Rio opened its Olympic Park this month there was one thing conspicuously absent around the venues, walkways and public areas where visitors will gather to watch 16 sports in August: trees.

Other Sport 28 Jul 2016 | 1:34 AM

Despite problems, Olympic city of Rio still something to see

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - You have seen the postcards.