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Football 21 May 2015 | 9:42 AM

Luis Figo, FIFA presidential candidate

LONDON (Reuters) - Factbox on former Portugal international footballer Luis Figo, one of three men challenging Sepp Blatter for the FIFA presidency at this month's election:

Football 21 May 2015 | 9:42 AM

Figo struggling to show same magic off the field

(Reuters) - Luis Figo was one of the most talented, successful and exciting players of his generation, leading Portugal to a series of impressive performances which put many bigger countries to shame.

Football 21 May 2015 | 9:42 AM

Factbox - Prince Ali of Jordan, FIFA presidential candidate

LONDON (Reuters) - Factbox of Jordan's Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein, one of the three men challenging Sepp Blatter for the FIFA presidency at this month's election.

Football 21 May 2015 | 9:42 AM

Victory or bust for Jordan's charming Prince Ali

LONDON (Reuters) - A quiet, steely, determination runs through Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein, the Jordanian royal who has brought a breath of fresh air to FIFA politics since he was elected to its executive committee four years ago.

Football 21 May 2015 | 9:42 AM

Factbox - Sepp Blatter, FIFA presidential candidate

LONDON (Reuters) - Factbox on Sepp Blatter of Switzerland, president of FIFA since 1998, who faces a challenge from three men for his position at this month's election.

Football 21 May 2015 | 9:42 AM

Forty-five minutes that could change football's world

LONDON (Reuters) - When Sepp Blatter is not comparing FIFA to a boat in calm or choppy waters he often uses football analogies to illustrate his point so it might amuse him to think he faces a tricky 45 minutes at this month's Congress.

Football 28 Apr 2015 | 2:12 PM

Figo hopes World Cup expansion plan can gain Asia support

LONDON (Reuters) - FIFA presidential candidate Luis Figo will hope to convince delegates at this week's Asian Football Confederation Congress that a vote for him would boost the region's chances of more places in future World Cup finals.

Swimming 28 Apr 2015 | 10:22 AM

Australia backs away from top-five medals goal at Rio

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Australian sport has moved to dampen expectations of a big medal haul at the Rio Olympics by admitting that the goal to finish in the top-five on the table was more "aspirational" than likely.

Other Sport 22 Apr 2015 | 1:02 AM

Olympics-ASOIF suspends SportAccord links over Vizer controversy

(Reuters) - The Association of Summer Olympic International Federations (ASOIF) has suspended links with SportAccord following the organisation's scathing criticism of the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

Athletics 08 Apr 2015 | 10:32 PM

Bubka wants business closer to athletics if elected IAAF chief

(Reuters) - Sergey Bubka said he would review the flagship world championships, appoint a CEO for the sport and attract new global sponsors if elected president of governing body IAAF later this year.