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(Reuters) - Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford said he was overwhelmed by pride after the British government swung to support his call to provide free meals to vulnerable children during the winter holidays.
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's government hopes there will be progress for all professional soccer clubs to be able to operate during the COVID-19 pandemic, a spokesman for Prime Minister Boris Johnson said, noting how much the elite Premier League clubs had spent on player transfers.
TOKYO (Reuters) - Most Japanese firms want the Tokyo Olympics to go ahead next summer with restrictions on spectator numbers, saying while any boost to the economy would be limited, it would be better than nothing, a Reuters survey showed.
BERLIN (Reuters) - International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach will be in Tokyo for three days next week to review preparations for the postponed 2020 Olympics and back organisers amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Norway are scrambling to save their Nations League campaign by pulling together a second squad after a row over COVID-19 precautions with the country's health ministry caused the cancellation of Sunday's game away to Romania.
TOKYO (Reuters) - International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach said on Monday it was impossible now to have a sound figure about additional costs related to the postponement of the Tokyo Games.
TOKYO (Reuters) - International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach said on Monday there had been no infringement of IOC rules regarding a payment by the Tokyo Olympic bid committee to a current board member of the Tokyo organising committee.
WELLINGTON (Reuters) - Top-ranked England and France have been drawn in the same pool for next year's women's Rugby World Cup, while hosts New Zealand were drawn with trans-Tasman neighbours Australia at a ceremony in Auckland on Friday.
(Reuters) - Up to 4,000 spectators will be allowed to attend outdoor elite sports events in the lowest-risk tier one areas of England when a month-long national lockdown to contain the spread of COVID-19 is lifted on Dec. 2, the British government said on Monday.
(Reuters) - The return of supporters to outdoor elite sporting events in England is a lifeline for lower-tier soccer clubs that have suffered huge financial losses amid the COVID-19 pandemic, English Football League (EFL) chairman Rick Parry said.