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Athletics 18 Aug 2015 | 12:32 PM

IOC chief Bach to meet 2018 Games organisers

SEOUL (Reuters) - Olympics chief Thomas Bach will meet organisers and key sponsors of the 2018 Winter Games on Wednesday and pay a visit to South Korea President Park Geun-hye to discuss government support for the Games, Pyeongchang's organising committee (POCOG) said.

Golf 11 Aug 2015 | 8:48 PM

Amir shares first round lead in junior golf meet

PETALING JAYA: Amir Nazrin Jailani, the 2013 champion, carded a one-under 71 to share the first-round lead with Sazanur Iman Salanen at the 100PLUS Malaysian Junior Open.

Other Sport 24 Jul 2015 | 4:47 PM

Pyeongchang focused on test events, says IOC

SEOUL (Reuters) - The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has praised the quality of construction work at venues for the 2018 Olympics and said Pyeongchang organisers are now focused on delivering next year's test events for Asia's first Winter Games outside Japan.

Cycling 05 Jul 2015 | 12:52 AM

Historic moment for Africa as Teklehaimanot starts Tour

UTRECHT, Netherlands (Reuters) - The sweltering conditions would have been familiar to Daniel Teklehaimanot as he rolled down the start ramp on Saturday but not the wall of noise that hit him seconds later.

Football 28 May 2015 | 9:22 PM

Visa threatens to ditch FIFA as sponsor dismay mounts

NEW YORK/BERLIN (Reuters) - Visa Inc has told FIFA it could end its sponsorship if football's governing body does not act fast to restore the reputation of the game after senior officials were arrested on corruption charges.

Other Sport 16 May 2015 | 3:32 PM

Pyeongchang marks 1,000 days to go with new slogan

SEOUL (Reuters) - Pyeongchang Olympics organizers marked the 1,000 day countdown to the 2018 Games at a ceremony in Seoul on Saturday, unveiling a new slogan -- "Passion. Connected." -- which they hope will help boost interest in winter sports in Asia.

Badminton 17 Apr 2015 | 8:25 PM

Chong Wei to feature in SEA Games, but looking beyond gold

KUALA LUMPUR: Former world No. 1 shuttler Lee Chong Wei is set for his first SEA Games in 10 years in Singapore but has ruled himself out of contending for individual glory at the June 5-16 regional showpiece.

Other Sport 06 Apr 2015 | 3:07 PM

Samsung signs local sponsorship deal for 2018 Games

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's Samsung Group has signed a 100 billion won ($92.22 million) local sponsorship contract to support the 2018 Winter Games, Pyeongchang organisers (POCOG) announced on Monday.

Football 27 Feb 2015 | 3:47 AM

Chelsea sign huge shirt deal with Japanese firm

LONDON (Reuters) - Premier League leaders and Capital One Cup finalists Chelsea agreed "one of the biggest shirt sponsorships ever signed" with the Yokohama Rubber Company on Thursday.

Cycling 27 Jan 2015 | 12:07 AM

Out of Africa and ready to roll on Le Tour

LONDON (Reuters) - The cut-throat world of professional cycling has produced its fair share of villains and is still saddled with cynicism but even its harshest critics may struggle to sneer when Doug Ryder says "Bicycles Change Lives".