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Soccer - Indian federation 'reminded' by FIFA over outside interference

ZURICH (Reuters) - India's football federation (AIFF) has been reminded by FIFA that it cannot be influenced by legal or political inference from inside the country, the global soccer body said.


Philippines' Pacquiao slides in opinion poll after anti-gay comments

MANILA (Reuters) - The popularity of Philippine boxer Manny Pacquiao has declined following his anti-gay comments, but the former eight-division world champion could still win May Senate elections, an independent opinion poll showed on Friday.


Philippine poll agency may block broadcasts of Pacquiao's last fight

MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippines' election commission on Tuesday said it may bar local broadcasts of boxing icon Manny Pacquiao's bid to win back the world welterweight title next month because it could give him an unfair advantage over rival candidates in an election a month later.


Worawi faces three-way fight for Thai FA presidency

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Experienced administrator Worawi Makudi will face two challengers when he stands for the presidency of the Football Association of Thailand next month in what already looks like being another scrappy fight.


Pakistan court orders board to elect chairman on November 2

KARACHI (Reuters) - The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) will hold polls for its new chairman under the supervision of an election commission on November 2, the Islamabad High Court said in an order on Monday.

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Indian Olympic body elects tainted Commonwealth Games official

NEW DELHI: An Indian sports official accused of corruption over the 2010 Commonwealth Games was Friday elected to the country's Olympic body, despite a warning from the International Olympic Committee.

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India face IOC suspension due to government interference

MUMBAI (Reuters) - India faces suspension by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) due to government interference in the forthcoming election of its national Olympic body.

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Ticket broker tied to Romney, 2002 scandal apologizes for new Olympic woes

LONDON (Reuters) - A longtime Olympics ticket broker is apologizing for delays in distributing tickets to the London Summer Games that have forced some fans to spend up to six hours in sweltering heat this week waiting for their orders.