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Athletics 14 Apr 2017 | 5:20 AM

Coe happy with security for London world championships

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.

Football 08 Nov 2016 | 11:18 PM

Security threat prompts Albania to relocate qualifier with Israel

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.

Boxing 07 Aug 2016 | 7:24 AM

Shambolic start to Rio Games amid queues, security scares

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.

Other Sport 25 Jul 2016 | 6:58 AM

Rio scrambles to be ready as athletes, soldiers arrive

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.

Football 21 Jul 2016 | 1:31 AM

Gomez leaves Besiktas due to political situation

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Germany forward Mario Gomez is leaving Turkish champions Besiktas due to the volatile political situation in the country, he said on Wednesday.

Football 16 Jun 2016 | 7:59 PM

Boisterous fun or potential riot - England fans gassed anyway

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.

Football 17 Jun 2016 | 5:40 AM

French police brace for "Battle of Britain" after night of fan violence

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.

Football 16 May 2016 | 11:17 AM

Man United vs. Bournemouth match abandoned after security alert - UK media

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.

Football 30 Mar 2016 | 4:09 AM

France beef up security at stadium for Russia friendly

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.

Cycling 24 Mar 2016 | 12:33 AM

Belgian Debusschere wins local race after Brussels attacks

(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.