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Other Sport 04 Feb 2017 | 5:33 AM

Paris can handle security, says mayor

PARIS (Reuters) - Paris showed on Friday that it can offer a safe environment to host the Olympics after an attack was thwarted at the Louvre Museum on the day when the city submitted its bid file to host the 2024 Games, mayor Anne Hidalgo said.

Football 18 Jan 2017 | 11:45 PM

Egypt puts retired football star on terror list

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt has added one of the country's most renowned athletes, retired football star Mohamed Aboutrika, to a terror list for alleged ties to the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood.

Other Sport 03 Oct 2016 | 12:36 AM

France can provide safe Games in 2024, says Hollande

PARIS (Reuters) - Should Paris be selected to host the 2024 Olympics, France is well equipped to stage a safe Games because of the security measures that are in place after the recent terror attacks, president Francois Hollande said on Sunday.

Football 06 Aug 2016 | 5:51 AM

Party time in Rio after rollercoaster run-up to the Games

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Carried by samba stars, a supermodel and Prince Albert of Monaco, the Olympic torch made its final journey on Friday from Rio de Janeiro's iconic Christ the Redeemer statue to the Games' opening ceremony amid anti-government protests.

Other Sport 24 Jul 2016 | 10:08 PM

The easiest thing to win at Rio Games? A ticket

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Over the past few weeks, one U.S. marketing executive's phone has been ringing hot with offers that many sports fans could only dream of: an all-expenses-paid trip to watch the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro next month.

Other Sport 24 Jul 2016 | 12:59 AM

FBI led Brazil to suspected militants mulling Olympic attack - prosecutor

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation gave Brazil the tip that led to arrests this week of 11 suspected militants who had discussed a possible attack on the upcoming Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, according to a Brazilian prosecutor.

Football 06 Jul 2016 | 2:10 AM

The night football became irrelevant to Germany and France

PARIS (Reuters) - France won 2-0 the last time they played world champions Germany on November 13, 2015 but few that night cared about football.

Football 21 Jun 2016 | 1:58 AM

England and Slovakia fans sing, play together before Euro clash

SAINT-ETIENNE, France (Reuters) - England and Slovakia football fans revelled peacefully in the French city of Saint-Etienne on Monday, easing fears of more violence as they sang their national anthems and played football together before the Euro 2016 match between their teams in the evening.

Football 24 Nov 2015 | 9:02 PM

France to keep 'fan zones' at Euro2016 championships

PARIS (Reuters) - France plans to maintain public areas for thousands of soccer supporters to watch games on big screens at the European soccer championship next year despite security fears following the Paris attacks.

Football 21 Nov 2015 | 10:17 AM

French league matches set to resume after Paris attacks

STRASBOURG (Reuters) - French football returns to domestic action this weekend in the aftermath of the Paris attacks amid tight security as the country tries to get back to a sense of normality.