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Other Sport 11 Aug 2012 | 12:00 AM

Now Brits want mayor Boris as PM - survey

LONDON (Reuters) - Impressed by his success in hosting the Olympic Games, nearly three-quarters of Britons now want London mayor Boris Johnson to become prime minister, according to a survey on Saturday.

Other Sport 11 May 2004 | 12:00 AM

Thaksin says he is set to buy stake in Liverpool

Thailand's Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra says he is on the verge of taking a 30 percent stake in English Premier League club Liverpool with an investment of more than US$100mil.

Athletics 04 Feb 2014 | 8:07 PM

Gay Norwegian minister to take husband to Sochi Paralympics

OSLO (Reuters) - Norway's health minister will make a point about gay rights in Russia by attending the Sochi Paralympics with his husband, but the Dutch king and prime minister are under pressure to boycott the main Winter Games.

Other Sport 19 Jan 2008 | 12:00 AM

Hoddle: England manager’s job tougher than being PM

Former national coach Glenn Hoddle believes managing England is a tougher job than being Prime Minister.

Other Sport 19 Jan 2008 | 12:00 AM

Motor Racing: PM confident Malaysians can excel in motorsports

Malaysia should nurture itsown motor racing champions of the future,Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah AhmadBadawi said yesterday.

Other Sport 24 Jan 2014 | 7:37 PM

With committee launch, Tokyo vows to fulfil pledge of superb Games

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan launched the organising committee for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics on Friday, staffing it with heavyweights such as a former prime minister and central bank official as it vowed to fulfil its promise of an efficient and superb Games.

Football 19 Dec 2018 | 11:53 PM

Russia's Mutko resigns as Football Union chief

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian Deputy Prime Minister Vitaly Mutko, a long-serving sports official entangled in allegations of state-sponsored doping, resigned as head of Russia's Football Union on Wednesday, the soccer body said.

Football 07 Jun 2018 | 9:12 PM

Putin says attacks on Mutko made it impossible to sack him

MOSCOW (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday it had been impossible to sack Deputy Prime Minister Vitaly Mutko, who oversaw sport at the height of Russia’s doping scandal, because he had been targeted by unfair attacks.

Other Sport 03 Jan 2008 | 12:00 AM

PM tells athletes not to rest on their laurels

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi hoped that national athletes who made the country proud in the recent SEA Games in Korat would not be easily contented with their latest achievements.