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Other Sport 15 Jul 2012 | 12:00 AM

No games security threat despite guards fiasco, UK says

LONDON (Reuters) - London's Olympic Games is not threatened by a major security contractor's failure to find enough staff, ministers and the head of the city's organising committee said on Sunday, seeking to quell a political storm ahead of athletes' arrival.

Other Sport 15 Jul 2012 | 12:00 AM

No games security threat despite guards fiasco: UK

LONDON (Reuters) - London's Olympic Games is not threatened by a major security contractor's failure to find enough staff, ministers and the head of the city's organising committee said on Sunday, seeking to quell a political storm ahead of athletes' arrival.

Other Sport 25 Jul 2012 | 12:00 AM

Games open with football, Bolt says "this is my time"

CARDIFF/LONDON (Reuters) - The British women's football team kicked off the Olympics on Wednesday with victory for the home team over New Zealand, and Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt, hero of the 2008 Games and the fastest man on earth, vowed to win again, declaring:

Other Sport 25 Jul 2012 | 12:00 AM

Games open with football, Bolt says "this is my time"

CARDIFF/LONDON (Reuters) - The British and New Zealand women's football teams kicked off the Olympics on Wednesday as the sporting action began, and Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt, hero of the Beijing Games and the fastest man on earth, vowed to win again, declaring:

Other Sport 25 Jul 2012 | 12:00 AM

Games score own goal with North Korea flag faux pas

CARDIFF/LONDON (Reuters) - The first day of sporting action at the London Olympics turned into an embarrassing own goal for organisers on Wednesday when the South Korean flag was mistakenly displayed before its sworn enemy North Korea's women's soccer match against Colombia.

Other Sport 26 Jul 2012 | 12:00 AM

Games score own goal with North Korea flag faux pas

CARDIFF/LONDON (Reuters) - The first day of sporting action at the London Olympics turned into an embarrassing own goal for organisers on Wednesday when the South Korean flag was mistakenly displayed before its sworn enemy North Korea's women's football match against Colombia.

Other Sport 27 Jul 2012 | 12:00 AM

Former Olympic runner Porter dies in Arizona plane crash

PHOENIX (Reuters) - A two-time Olympian and prominent U.S. distance runner was among three people killed when his twin-engine plane crashed and burst into flames after takeoff from an Arizona airport, his alma mater said on Friday.

Other Sport 05 Aug 2012 | 12:00 AM

Recognition eyed in English-speaking world

LONDON (Reuters) - British rapper Dizzee Rascal says it all for handball at the Olympics - his hit

Other Sport 09 Aug 2012 | 12:00 AM

Soccer - Japan's iron ladies mean business in final

(Reuters) - The world-beating Japanese women's football team have their sights set on more than the gold medal in the London Olympics final against United States later on Thursday.

Other Sport 13 Aug 2012 | 12:00 AM

Tears, smiles by the billion at London Games

LONDON (Reuters) - Fourteen billion dollars goes a long, long way; it would buy you three U.S. aircraft carriers or six NASA rover missions to Mars.