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Other Sport 20 Feb 2004 | 12:00 AM

Cabinet nod for tighter security at Euro Finals

Portugal's cabinet approved on Wednesday measures aimed at preventing violence at this year's European Championship.

Other Sport 15 Feb 2004 | 12:00 AM

Diouf ban increased to four matches

Senegal striker El Hadji Diouf has had his international ban increased from three to four matches, the Senegalese press agency reported (APS) in Dakar.

Other Sport 12 Feb 2004 | 12:00 AM

IOC chief says test for growth hormone could be used in Athens

International Olympic Committee president Jacques Rogge said Tuesday that a test for human growth hormone could be used at the Athens Olympics in August without the athletes' knowledge.

Other Sport 07 Feb 2004 | 12:00 AM

Athens begins three-day 'Blue Odyssey' security exercise

Athens began a three-day Olympics security drill focused on nuclear, biological and chemical threats to the Greek capital during the Games.

Other Sport 04 Feb 2004 | 12:00 AM

Portugal acts against football violence after brawl

Portugal, which hosts the Euro 2004 Finals this summer, said on Monday it would ban fans with a history of violence from matches after spectators clashed with police during a weekend Premier League match.

Other Sport 03 Feb 2004 | 12:00 AM

Protective measures taken to safeguard 'prized asset' Kuhan

National hockey skipper S. Kuhan will wear a special protective cast on his right thumb when he plays in the Olympic Games qualifier in Madrid next month.

Other Sport 03 Feb 2004 | 12:00 AM

BAR threaten to desert Britain in latest tobacco row

BAR Formula One boss David Richards warned on Sunday that anti-tobacco legislation in Britain could drive his Formula One team out of the country.

Other Sport 28 Jan 2004 | 12:00 AM

Rajagopal plods on despite a less-than-ideal preparation

No one really expects the national team, who are preparing for the pre-World Cup, to beat fancied Japan in a high-profile warm-up in Tokyo on Feb 7. But tonight, the team will play in another friendly that they have to win, no matter what.

Other Sport 20 Jan 2004 | 12:00 AM

Anti-hooligan measures spark brawls in Greece

New anti-hooligan measures designed to curb violence in Greece's football stadiums produced the opposite result on Sunday, provoking brawls between hooligans and police in Athens.

Other Sport 18 Jan 2004 | 12:00 AM

Basil in the boots – Romanian secret to success

If you want to score a goal, make sure you put some grass from the pitch inside your shirt. And if you want your team to win, never whistle on the bus.