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Football 09 Feb 2016 | 12:20 AM

Qatar considering special courts for World Cup offenders

DOHA (Reuters) - Qatar may create special courts during the 2022 soccer World Cup to deal quickly and "very gently" with alcohol-consuming fans who break the law in a conservative Muslim state where public drunkenness is prohibited, a Qatari official said on Monday.

Other Sport 14 Nov 2009 | 12:00 AM

Nigerian pleads innocence over drinking incident in Sudan

KHARTOUM: A Nigerian football star sentenced to 40 lashes in Sudan for driving under the influence of alcohol insisted on Thursday on his innocence and said he could not imagine himself being flogged.

Football 24 Apr 2019 | 11:41 PM

English FA ditch champagne for cup winners

(Reuters) - The Football Association (FA) will break with tradition and no longer hand out champagne to competition winners to avoid offending players whose religious beliefs prohibit alcohol consumption.

Athletics 28 Aug 2018 | 12:10 AM

No drowning your sorrows: Indonesia bans booze at athletes' villages

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Athletes competing in the Asian Games in Indonesia have been banned from consuming alcohol in their accommodation in the host cities of Jakarta and Palembang, officials said on Monday.Athletes who had lost their events, or were no longer competing, had a habit of turning to alcohol, said Harry Warganegara, deputy of sports at the Indonesian Asian Games Organising Committee.

Golf 04 Feb 2017 | 11:51 AM

Australian golfer Bowditch arrested for drunk driving in Arizona

(Reuters) - Australian golfer Steven Bowditch issued a public apology on Friday after being arrested earlier in the day by police in Scottsdale, Arizona for driving under the influence of alcohol.

Other Sport 29 Feb 2004 | 12:00 AM

Fans to be tested for drunkenness

Fans at the Euro 2004 football championship will be tested for drunkenness and those over a certain blood alcohol limit barred from games, Portuguese authorities said on Friday.

Other Sport 28 Mar 2005 | 12:00 AM

‘Aussies don’t have a drink problem’

An admission by Mat Rogers that he had a problem with binge drinking and the arrest of a NSW Waratahs' team-mate on an alcohol-related incident did not mean Australian rugby had a drinking problem, a players' advocate said yesterday.

Other Sport 04 Feb 2019 | 8:56 PM

Ski jumping - 'Flying Finn' Nykanen dies at 55

HELSINKI (Reuters) - Matti Nykanen, the Finnish ski jumping great who soared to unprecedented Olympic glory but struggled with alcohol addiction and personal chaos, died on Monday at the age of 55.