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Motorsport 22 Jun 2016 | 4:13 AM

Formula E to hold Las Vegas virtual race

LONDON (Reuters) - Formula E, the world's first fully electric car racing series, is planning a virtual race in Las Vegas next January with a likely $1 million (682,267.86 pounds) jackpot for the winner.

Other Sport 03 May 2016 | 6:46 PM

Olympics-Pyeongchang Winter Games chief Cho steps down

SEOUL (Reuters) - Cho Yang-ho has resigned as head of the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics organising committee (POCOG) in order to focus on his troubled Hanjin Shipping business, the body said on Tuesday.

Swimming 01 Apr 2016 | 10:37 PM

Brands seek Rio gold in new advertising playing field

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Dozens of major companies and specialty brands that are not official Olympics sponsors have applied to run advertising campaigns featuring athletes ahead of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, taking advantage of new rules that are shaking up the business of marketing surrounding the event.

Football 30 Mar 2016 | 6:59 AM

Football legend Pelé sues Samsung over image in newspaper ad

(Reuters) - Brazilian football legend Pelé has sued Samsung Electronics Co <005930.KS> for at least $30 million, alleging the Korean company improperly used a look-alike in an advertisement that ran in the New York Times without permission.

Rugby 22 Mar 2016 | 9:12 PM

Aussie 'Brainband' joins fight against concussion

SYDNEY (Reuters) - If a couple of Australians have their way, the days when an athlete can take a big hit on the field then groggily pick himself up and head back into the fray will soon be gone.

Athletics 11 Nov 2015 | 8:37 PM

Athletics - a poor relation even before doping scandal

BERLIN (Reuters) - Athletics was struggling to compete for funding with money-spinning sports such as football and baseball even before the latest doping scandal; but that task has now grown much harder despite the booming popularity of amateur running.

Other Sport 24 Sep 2015 | 4:37 PM

Pyeongchang can't afford to lose focus, says IOC commission

SEOUL (Reuters) - Pyeongchang's preparation for the 2018 Winter Olympics received a thumbs-up from International Olympic Committee's coordination commission but the organisers were told they cannot afford to relax yet.

Other Sport 22 Sep 2015 | 3:02 PM

Pyeongchang organisers break ground on Village

SEOUL (Reuters) - The organising committee for the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics (POCOG) held a groundbreaking ceremony to mark the launch of construction of the Athletes Village on Tuesday.

Golf 20 Aug 2015 | 1:22 AM

Spieth a prototype, Woods going wrong way - Azinger

(Reuters) - Jordan Spieth is "the prototype" of the modern-day golfer while Dustin Johnson, "the most immensely talented guy out there who hasn't won a major", needs to take his game to a higher mental level, according to Paul Azinger.

Other Sport 19 Aug 2015 | 6:22 PM

IOC chief Bach confident in 2018 Games security

SEOUL (Reuters) - Olympics chief Thomas Bach conceded that major sporting events like the 2018 Winter Games will always carry some form of security risk but said on Wednesday he was confident that South Korean authorities would keep athletes safe in Pyeongchang.