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Athletics 13 Apr 2014 | 5:32 AM

Boston ramps up security ahead of first marathon since bombing

BOSTON (Reuters) - Boston officials vowed on Saturday to balance tight security with a feeling of fun at the coming Boston Marathon, the first running of the world-renown race since the bomb attack last year killed three people and injured 264.

Other Sport 16 Apr 2013 | 12:00 AM

London Marathon to go ahead despite Boston bombing

LONDON (Reuters) - The London Marathon will go ahead as planned in the British capital this Sunday despite the bomb attack on the Boston race which killed three people and wounded more than 100, police and officials said on Tuesday.

Athletics 22 Apr 2014 | 3:58 AM

Keflezighi wins Boston Marathon, first U.S. victor in decades

BOSTON (Reuters) - Meb Keflezighi on Monday became the first U.S. male athlete to win the Boston Marathon in three decades as onlookers chanted "USA! USA!," an emotional performance in a city still recovering from last year's fatal bombing attack.

Other Sport 30 Aug 2013 | 12:07 AM

Boston Marathon to accept another 9,000 runners in 2014

BOSTON (Reuters) - Next year's Boston Marathon will include an additional 9,000 runners, amid a groundswell of support and interest in the wake of the bombing attack this year which killed three people and cut the event short, the marathon's organizers said Thursday.

Athletics 10 Oct 2013 | 5:42 AM

Security tightened for Chicago Marathon after Boston attack

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Increased security will be in effect for Sunday's Chicago Marathon, the first major marathon staged in the United States since the tragic April bombing at the Boston race, organizers and police said.

Other Sport 03 Sep 2013 | 9:42 PM

Cuba-to-Florida swimmer says she is 'through with the ocean'

(Reuters) - The 64-year-old American woman who swam 110 miles (177 km) from Cuba to Florida vowed on Tuesday to raise money for hurricane, bombing and tornado victims with endurance swims in a pool, saying, "I am through with the ocean."

Football 06 Apr 2016 | 8:53 PM

Norwich striker Mbokani says quits DR Congo over 'unfair' treatment

(Reuters) - Norwich City striker Dieumerci Mbokani said he will no longer play for Democratic Republic of Congo, complaining of unfair treatment by football authorities there after he missed two African Nations Cup games following the Brussels airport bombing.

Football 06 Apr 2016 | 1:07 AM

Mbokani escapes Brussels bombs, but faces DR Congo sanction

KINSHASA (Reuters) - On-loan Norwich City striker Dieumerci Mbokani faces a possible sanction from his country Democratic Republic of Congo because he skipped two African Nations Cup qualifiers last month after being caught up in the Brussels Airport bombing.

Football 18 Nov 2015 | 8:32 AM

Germany game against Netherlands called off over bomb fears

HANOVER, Germany (Reuters) - A football game between Germany and Netherlands which German Chancellor Angel Merkel was due to attend in Hanover was called off two hours before its scheduled start on Tuesday over fears of a planned bombing.

Other Sport 25 Jul 2011 | 12:00 AM

Norwegian wins men's 100m breaststroke

SHANGHAI (AP): Norway's Alexander Dale Oen gave his home country something to smile about briefly in the fallout from the bombing and youth camp shooting spree that killed 93 people, winning gold in the men's 100-metre breaststroke at the world swimming championships.