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Other Sport 17 May 2012 | 12:00 AM

Australia, New Zealand hail new rugby World Cup deal

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Australia and New Zealand, the top two rugby nations by world ranking, have welcomed a new financial model for World Cup revenue set to boost their shares of takings from the quadrennial showpiece.

Other Sport 17 Feb 2012 | 12:00 AM

Olympics chairman says games can't fix gender inequality

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The chairman of the London 2012 Olympics said on Thursday that the Olympic committee needed to encourage more inclusiveness by countries that failed to send women to the games but cautioned that

Other Sport 17 Feb 2012 | 12:00 AM

Olympics chairman says games can't fix gender inequality

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The chairman of the London 2012 Olympics said on Thursday that the Olympic committee needed to encourage more inclusiveness by countries that failed to send women to the games but cautioned that

Other Sport 23 Oct 2011 | 12:00 AM

Why France should get up early to watch final

PARIS: French sports daily i>l'Equipe /i>yesterday devoted its entire front page to 50 reasons why France should set its alarm early today to watch the World Cup final against New Zealand.

Other Sport 19 Aug 2010 | 12:00 AM

Less aid, more autonomy

MALAYSIA are busy with their preparation for two major multi-Games - the Commonwealth (Oct 3-15) and the Asian (Nov 12-27). And usually, during this time, the spotlight falls on the Olympic Council of Malaysia (OCM). Do the OCM exist as a mere platform to select the best athletes for the Games? The president, Tunku Tan Sri Imran Tuanku Ja'afar, thinks that the OCM can offer more as far as their contributions to Malaysian sports are concerned.

Other Sport 04 Aug 2010 | 12:00 AM

German fans win World Cup on the couch

MILAN: World Cup top scorers Germany drew the highest number of television fans among European teams at the tournament while troubled France received lukewarm support from viewers, a report said on Monday.

Other Sport 29 Jul 2010 | 12:00 AM

IOC official: Africa unlikely to host Olympics in next 20 years

NAIROBI: Africa is unlikely to host the Olympics for at least 20 years despite the success of the soccer World Cup in South Africa which gave rise to hopes the continent might bid to host the Games soon, an IOC official told Reuters.

Other Sport 20 Jun 2010 | 12:00 AM

See you in Pahang in 2012

THE big mistake was to host Sukma (Malaysia Games) during the Fifa World Cup Finals.

Other Sport 11 Jun 2010 | 12:00 AM

South Africa President Zuma tells players to win World Cup

JOHANNESBURG: The mounting pressure on hosts South Africa ahead of today's World Cup opener was ratcheted up a notch with a surprise visit to their Wednesday training session from the country's president.

Other Sport 05 Jun 2010 | 12:00 AM

Battle for World Cup exposure

In an exclusive interview with MeetTheBoss.tv, Adidas CEO Herbert Hainer speaks about his efforts to knock Nike off the Top Spot in 2010 by leveraging on the firm's US$200 million World Cup sponsorship push.