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Motorsport 03 Aug 2020 | 2:02 AM

Four held after British GP climate action protest

SILVERSTONE, England (Reuters) - Police said they arrested four people on Sunday after protesters displayed a banner for climate action group Extinction Rebellion during the British Formula One Grand Prix.

Football 06 Oct 2017 | 10:08 AM

India gives away 27,000 tickets to avoid World Cup 'embarrassment'

New Delhi (AFP) - India has given away 27,000 tickets to the opening games of the FIFA U-17 World Cup to fill empty stands, an official said Friday, in a desperate bid to avoid an embarrassing repeat of the 2010 Commonwealth Games.

Other Sport 13 Sep 2017 | 1:30 AM

Tokyo 2020 rejects NGO claims over timber providers

LIMA (Reuters) - Organisers for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics on Tuesday rejected allegations by 47 non-governmental organisations that they had used companies with suspect logging track records, saying all material purchased was strictly regulated.

Other Sport 12 Sep 2017 | 1:43 AM

Olympics - NGOs complain to IOC over Tokyo Games environmental record

LIMA (Reuters) - Dozens of environmental group sharply criticised organisers of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics on Monday for alleged exploitation of tropical rain forests, claiming this was also potentially fuelling human rights violations.

Rugby 20 Oct 2015 | 11:03 PM

French physicality and flair go hand in hand, says All Blacks coach

SWANSEA, Wales (Reuters) - New Zealand coach Steve Hansen is expecting more physicality than flair from France in the Rugby World Cup quarter-final on Saturday but remains wary of the danger posed when Les Bleus have their backs to the wall.

Rugby 15 Oct 2015 | 9:52 PM

French physicality and flair go hand in hand, says All Blacks coach

SWANSEA, Wales (Reuters) - New Zealand coach Steve Hansen is expecting more physicality than flair from France in the Rugby World Cup quarter-final on Saturday but remains wary of the danger posed when Les Bleus have their backs to the wall.

Other Sport 01 Aug 2015 | 12:04 AM

Low-key celebration in Beijing for Winter Games win

BEIJING (Reuters) - Beijing celebrated its selection as the host city for the 2022 Winter Olympics in low-key fashion on Friday, in stark contrast to when the Chinese capital was awarded the 2008 Summer Games.

Other Sport 31 Jul 2015 | 7:47 PM

Low-key celebration in Beijing for Winter Games win

BEIJING (Reuters) - Beijing celebrated its selection as the host city for the 2022 Winter Olympics in low-key fashion on Friday, in stark contrast to when the Chinese capital was awarded the 2008 Summer Games.