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Other Sport 04 Aug 2004 | 12:00 AM

Dog catchers go on the offensive in Games Village

Olympic Games dog catchers were sent on the offensive yesterday to round up strays in the athletes village after the animals breached the tightest security ever seen at a Games.

Other Sport 31 Jul 2004 | 12:00 AM

Greece steps up security

Security tightened fast around Athens two weeks before the Olympics, with the arrival of a NATO battalion trained to defend against weapons of mass destruction and the securing of venues including the city's vast port.

Other Sport 27 Jun 2004 | 12:00 AM

Greeks hail their Lions as Athens celebrate

Greeks hailed their triumphant soccer team on Friday as 'Lions' and gifts from 'The Gods' for delivering to the nation what many described as one of their greatest sporting moments since the ancient Olympics.

Other Sport 23 Jun 2004 | 12:00 AM

Heavy security coming down hard on the spectators

FROM bag checks to inspections of car boots, security at this year's Wimbledon has been stepped up in a major way, with extra measures - many kept secret - being taken.

Other Sport 17 Jun 2004 | 12:00 AM

Portuguese cops arrest 34 fans in second night of violence

Police arrested 34 people, mostly Britons, early Wednesday after a second night of violence in Portugal#8217;s Algarve tourist region.

Other Sport 26 May 2004 | 12:00 AM

Turks bear with tough training

Three Turkish athletes training for the Olympics in Athens were given an even greater incentive to run fast on Monday when they were confronted by a bear.

Other Sport 04 Apr 2004 | 12:00 AM

Animal lovers fight over strays in the streets for Olympics

On planes, trains, trucks and buses, Greece's stray dogs are being transported to new homes abroad by animal advocates who fear the mutts may be harmed if left to roam the streets.

Other Sport 18 Feb 2004 | 12:00 AM

Germany to bar 4,500 hooligans from going to Euro 2004

Germany will prevent some 4,500 reputed football hooligans from travelling to the European championships in Portugal this summer, the tournament's top security organiser said on Monday.

Other Sport 08 Feb 2004 | 12:00 AM

Foreign police to help Portugal monitor hooligans during Euro 2004

At least 118 foreign police officers will help their Portuguese counterparts combat hooligans during this summer's Euro 2004 football Finals, the chief of the tournament's security committee said on Friday.

Other Sport 11 Nov 2003 | 12:00 AM

Scots, Welsh face striking dilemmas

Scotland and Wales aim to follow England into the Finals of Euro 2004 when they get a second shot at qualification but both nations face two very different dilemmas.