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Football 06 Jun 2016 | 9:50 PM

'We're prepared', says Paris police chief ahead of Euro 2016

PARIS (Reuters) - Paris' police chief said on Monday he would be receiving thousands of reinforcements ahead of the Euro 2016 football tournament and that his force was as prepared as it could be to face the risk of a militant attack in the French capital.

Football 23 May 2016 | 11:11 PM

French officials fret over stadium security ahead of Euro 2016

PARIS (Reuters) - Security failures exposed at France's football cup final over the weekend will be sorted out before the start of Euro 2016 contest in three weeks' time, the government said on Monday.

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.

Football 19 Nov 2015 | 1:17 AM

Germany says concrete security threat dashed soccer match

BERLIN/MAINZ, (Germany) (Reuters) - Chancellor Angela Merkel urged Germans not to be cowed by the threat of Islamist attacks, saying a concrete security alert had forced officials to cancel Tuesday's soccer match against the Netherlands.

Athletics 09 Oct 2013 | 7:12 PM

High stakes for Putin as his Olympic dream nears

SOCHI/MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin has staked his personal and political prestige on February's Winter Olympics in the city of Sochi, yet despite the $50-billion price tag the Games could still be an embarrassing flop.

Other Sport 10 Feb 2014 | 1:42 AM

U.S. lawmakers see serious threat of attacks in Russia during Olympics

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Top lawmakers from the U.S. House of Representatives' intelligence and homeland security panels on Sunday warned of a serious threat of attacks in Russia during the Winter Olympics, though U.S. officials say the Olympic grounds are secure.

Football 18 Jun 2014 | 6:37 AM

Explosion hits World Cup viewing area in northeast Nigeria

DAMATURU Nigeria (Reuters) - An explosion tore through a venue in the northeast Nigerian town of Damaturu where fans had gathered to watch a World Cup football match on Tuesday, a police official said, declining to give further details.

Football 21 Jun 2019 | 1:53 AM

Is the people's game open to everyone in Egypt?

CAIRO (Reuters) - Mina Bindari wanted to play top-level football like the famous players he watched on TV, but he says discrimination has blocked his path and that of other Christians in Egypt which is overwhelmingly Muslim.

Football 14 Jun 2018 | 8:40 PM

Defiant Putin welcomes World Cup as Russia win

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia welcomed the world to the soccer World Cup on Thursday as fans streamed in, the hosts savoured a 5-0 victory on the pitch and President Vladimir Putin's government derided Western efforts to isolate him.

Football 04 Apr 2018 | 4:11 PM

Grain exporters in Russia's south fear World Cup security hurdles

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Grain exporters in southern Russia are seeking government assurances that shipments will not be disrupted during the World Cup football finals because of tight security on roads and at ports, industry sources said.