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Other Sports 14 Dec 2019 | 6:38 AM

Original Olympic manifesto set to fetch as much as $1 million at auction

NEW YORK (Reuters) - As athletes around the globe prepare to go for gold in Tokyo next year, a 127-year-old artefact that outlines the very foundation of the modern Olympic Games is set to claim a hefty purse.

Other Sport 16 Jul 2019 | 6:12 PM

Dutch appeals court postpones verdict on Crimean gold

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - A Dutch appeals court on Tuesday postponed its verdict on the ownership of a collection of gold artefacts from Crimea that was on loan to a Dutch museum when Russia seized the peninsula from Ukraine in 2014, saying it needed more information.

Athletics 03 Dec 2018 | 4:56 AM

IAAF honours Owens and 11 other with heritage plaques

MONACO (Reuters) - Global athletics will begin honouring its heritage with plaques at historically significant locations around the world, the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) announced on Sunday.

Football 10 Mar 2016 | 8:32 PM

Football fans get chance to score in Pele memorabilia auction

(Reuters) - Triple World Cup football winner Pele is putting some 2,000 items up for auction, including his three World Cup medals and a one of a kind Jules Rimet trophy that could fetch up to one million dollars, auctioneers said on Thursday.

Rugby 17 Sep 2015 | 7:17 PM

The hallowed turf where rugby grew its roots

LONDON (Reuters) - Simon Brown's 'office' is so steeped in rugby history that some of the sport's biggest names recently turned up for a visit and could not resist pocketing a few cheeky souvenirs.

Rugby 22 Apr 2015 | 6:27 PM

The hallowed turf where rugby grew its roots

LONDON (Reuters) - Simon Brown's 'office' is so steeped in rugby history that some of the sport's biggest names recently turned up for a visit and could not resist pocketing a few cheeky souvenirs.

Other Sport 10 May 2012 | 12:00 AM

Bittersweet emotions as Greeks watch torch lighting

ANCIENT OLYMPIA, Greece (Reuters) - Aphrodite Tagios broke down in tears as cream-robed priestesses struck graceful poses on a grassy slope at the birthplace of the Olympics in a solemn ceremony that reminded her of her country's glorious past and how far it has fallen since.

Other Sport 28 Mar 2012 | 12:00 AM

Crown jewels spruced up for jubilee, Olympics

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's crown jewels, which include the fabled Koh-i-Nur diamond thought to bring bad luck to any male who wears it, have had a makeover in time for The Queen's diamond jubilee celebrations and the Olympic Games in London this summer.

Other Sport 28 Mar 2012 | 12:00 AM

Crown jewels spruced up for jubilee, Olympics

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's crown jewels, which include the fabled Koh-i-Nur diamond thought to bring bad luck to any male who wears it, have had a makeover in time for The Queen's diamond jubilee celebrations and the Olympic Games in London this summer.

Other Sport 17 Feb 2012 | 12:00 AM

Thieves loot Greek museum at Olympic birthplace

ATHENS (Reuters) - Armed thieves looted a museum on Friday in Greece's Olympia, birthplace of the Olympic Games, stealing bronze and pottery artefacts weeks after the country's National Gallery was also burgled.