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Other Sport 22 Apr 2016 | 9:53 PM

Refugee amputee swimmer a torch-bearer for Rio Games

ATHENS (Reuters) - A Syrian amputee swimmer, granted asylum in Greece, will be a torch-bearer for the 2016 Rio Games and is to run with the Olympic flame through a refugee camp in Athens on Tuesday.

Other Sport 20 Nov 2015 | 5:22 AM

Paris attacks heighten security fears for 2016 Rio Olympics

BRASILIA/RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Last week's Paris killings have raised fears about the 2016 Olympic Games in Brazil, a country with so little history of terrorism that the president has played down the chance of an attack and legislators long resisted bills to make it a crime.

Football 16 Nov 2015 | 11:52 PM

France wanted to play England for symbolic reasons - FA

LONDON (Reuters) - France wanted Tuesday's friendly international against England to go ahead at Wembley Stadium mainly for symbolic reasons following Friday's deadly attacks in Paris, said FA chief executive Martin Glenn.

Football 15 Nov 2015 | 3:22 AM

France international Diarra's cousin dies in Paris attacks

PARIS (Reuters) - French international Lassana Diarra has revealed that his cousin was one of the 129 victims killed in the Paris attacks on the night that he was playing against Germany at the Stade de France.

Other Sport 28 Oct 2013 | 7:42 PM

Sarajevo Winter Games venues crumble into oblivion

SARAJEVO (Reuters) - Abandoned and left to crumble into oblivion, most of the 1984 Winter Olympic venues in Bosnia's capital Sarajevo have been reduced to rubble by neglect as much as the 1992-95 conflict that tore apart the former Yugoslavia.

Other Sport 29 Oct 2013 | 12:37 AM

Gay people welcome at Sochi Olympics, says Russia's Putin

SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin, seeking to defuse criticism over his treatment of Russia's gay community, said all people will be welcome in the Black Sea resort of Sochi for the 2014 Winter Olympics.

Football 03 Nov 2013 | 7:30 AM

Malaysia Cup final: The definitive preview

The 87th Malaysia Cup final kicks off Sunday night at the Shah Alam Stadium and we take a closer look at the two teams that will be contesting in the 8.45pm finale.

Other Sport 31 Dec 2013 | 5:37 AM

U.S. concerned about threats to Sochi Olympics, offers help

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. government is concerned Islamist militants may be preparing attacks aimed at disrupting the Winter Olympic games in Sochi in February and is offering closer cooperation on security with Russia despite strains earlier this year.

Other Sport 10 Feb 2014 | 1:42 AM

U.S. lawmakers see serious threat of attacks in Russia during Olympics

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Top lawmakers from the U.S. House of Representatives' intelligence and homeland security panels on Sunday warned of a serious threat of attacks in Russia during the Winter Olympics, though U.S. officials say the Olympic grounds are secure.

Other Sport 22 Jul 2014 | 9:55 PM

Seven is just not enough for Malaysia

GLASGOW: There is an old western movie titled “The Magnificent Seven” starring Yul Bryner, Steve McQueen and Charles Bronson.