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LONDON (Reuters) - IAAF president Sebastian Coe said on Thursday he had every confidence in the security surrounding August's world athletics championships in London having had a close-up view of operations during the 2012 Olympics in the city.
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Albanian authorities have moved Saturday's World Cup Group G qualifier with Israel to a venue near the capital Tirana from the northern city of Shkoder due to security concerns, the Israeli FA said on Tuesday.
RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - The Rio Olympic Games got off to a shambolic and nervous start on Saturday, with organisers apologising to angry fans kept waiting for hours at security checkpoints to enter venues while, outside, shootings and bomb scares kept visitors on edge.
RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of armed troops fanned out across Rio de Janeiro and local organizers faced a rebellion by Australia about unfinished living accommodations as athletes began to move in Sunday for the first Olympics ever in South America.
MARSEILLE, France (Reuters) - Images of Robocop-style riot police amid clouds of tear gas to a backdrop of sirens and defiant chanting suggested Lille was in meltdown on Wednesday, yet some of those involved have suggested it was more of a cross-cultural misunderstanding.
LILLE, France (Reuters) - Beer-swilling English football fans bathed in public fountains on Thursday evening in the northern France town on Lille to celebrate their team's victory over Wales in nearby Lens, with little sign of the tensions seen there in previous nights.
MANCHESTER, England (Reuters) - A suspicious package destroyed by a bomb disposal team after prompting the evacuation of Manchester United's stadium on Sunday was a fake device accidentally left behind after a training exercise, police said.
PARIS (Reuters) - France beefed up security in and around the Stade de France on Tuesday for the first international football match to be played at the stadium since the attacks in Paris by militant Islamists on Nov. 13 killed 130 people.
(Reuters) - Local favourite Jens Debusschere gave cycling-mad Belgium something to cheer about on Wednesday when he won the Dwars door Vlaanderen one-day race in Waregem, a day after the attacks on Brussels.