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Cycling 08 Mar 2020 | 3:38 PM

Cycling - French teams in Abu Dhabi hotel leave quarantine sooner than expected

DUBAI (Reuters) - Two French cycling teams confined to a luxury Abu Dhabi hotel due to coronavirus concerns left quarantine on Sunday, state news agency WAM reported, a week before an initial date set by the Gulf state's health authorities.

Cycling 04 Mar 2020 | 5:45 AM

Six more coronavirus cases linked to UAE Tour

LONDON (Reuters) - Six new cases of coronavirus were confirmed by organisers of cycling's UAE Tour on Tuesday, all connected to the two initial cases that forced the shut-down of the race last week.

Cycling 04 Mar 2020 | 3:00 AM

Cycling team manager threatens hunger strike over coronavirus quarantine in UAE

DUBAI (Reuters) - A manager of a French professional cycling team, who has been in quarantine in an Abu Dhabi hotel due to coronavirus concerns, threatened to go on hunger strike on Tuesday if authorities do not allow his team to leave the United Arab Emirates.

Football 23 Jun 2018 | 9:30 AM Premium

How do you cheer for a country that kills its citizens?


Football 17 Jun 2018 | 12:30 AM Premium

Behind the World Cup, a Hunger Strike

MOSCOW — A praised Ukrainian film director imprisoned in Russia has been turning down food for a month, attracting international support and creating an unwanted backdrop for Moscow as the World Cup is underway.

Football 14 Jun 2018 | 1:03 AM Premium

Ukrainian artist paints Russia's World Cup in grisly light

KIEV (Reuters) - Soccer players at the World Cup will not be kicking skulls around the field, but that is what they are doing in posters created by a Ukrainian artist as a protest against the event being held in Russia.

Football 16 May 2017 | 4:11 PM Premium

Soccer: Present perfect, future tense for Indian upstarts Aizawl

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India's prolific film industry churns out scores of movies with plotlines bordering on the absurd every year but even Bollywood might have dismissed as too preposterous the story of the rise of soccer club Aizawl FC.

Other Sport 02 Nov 2014 | 7:02 PM Premium

Tehran Court jails Iranian-British woman over volleyball match protest

DUBAI (Reuters) - An Iranian-British woman who took part in a demonstration in Tehran against a ban on women attending some men's sporting events was jailed for a year for spreading anti-state propaganda, Iranian media said.

Other Sport 18 Feb 2014 | 4:37 AM Premium

Americans make history on ice, fog forces delays in mountains

SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) - Americans Meryl Davis and Charlie White skated into the history books at the Sochi Winter Olympics on Monday when they won the ice dance gold, but thick fog in the mountains forced organisers to postpone two events and warned of more delays to come.