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Other Sport 30 Oct 2012 | 12:00 AM Premium

Spain needs the Olympics Games more than ever

PARIS: Madrid winning the right to host the 2020 Olympic Summer Games would deliver just the boost that is needed as Spain battles against a gruelling recession, the bid leader Alejandro Blanco told AFP in an interview.

Athletics 14 Mar 2017 | 8:47 PM Premium

Disappointed South Africa denies skimping on Commonwealth Games budget

DURBAN (Reuters) - South Africa’s government has expressed disappointment at the decision to strip Durban of the right to host the 2022 Commonwealth Games, saying the budget it had guaranteed for the event was sufficient.

Football 04 Jul 2018 | 5:00 AM Premium

Is Neymar Black? Brazil and the Painful Relativity of Race

EVER SINCE HIS ‘IT’S NOT LIKE I’M BLACK, YOU KNOW?’ COMMENT, NEYMAR HAS SERVED AS A FOCAL POINT IN BRAZIL’S CULTURAL RECKONING WITH RACISM, WHITENING, IDENTITY AND PUBLIC POLICY.

Motorsport 14 Jan 2020 | 12:32 AM

F1 engineer sees electric kart as a fairer start

LONDON (Reuters) - When Rob Smedley left the Williams Formula One team in 2018, he had time to consider how he might give something back and help ensure the Lewis Hamiltons of the future get started at grassroots level.

Rugby 21 Sep 2018 | 9:09 AM Premium

Ioane brothers lock in long-term contracts with NZ Rugby

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - All Blacks winger Rieko Ioane and has signed a four-year contract to stay with New Zealand Rugby until 2022, joining elder brother Akira who inked a three-year deal.

Rugby 13 Sep 2018 | 11:34 AM Premium

Hansen repeats call for public funding after Sopoaga warning

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - New Zealand coach Steve Hansen has repeated his call for the country's government to look at helping fund the team in order to retain its top-level players amid claims the lure of the All Blacks' jersey had waned.

Community Sports 17 Aug 2018 | 12:00 AM Premium

Torch run hits Kuala Lumpur streets

A TORCH Run held to promote the Asia Pacific Masters Games (APMG) 2018 passed through the streets of Kuala Lumpur, ahead of the games that will be held in Penang next month.

Football 15 Jun 2016 | 10:21 AM Premium

Anglo-Welsh rivalry to reach new peak on the pitch

(Reuters) - A rivalry dating back 137 years will reach a new level of intensity in Lens on Thursday when England and Wales meet at a major tournament for the first time.

Cricket 20 Mar 2014 | 4:23 PM Premium

First Maori matches considered catalyst for New Zealand game

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - New Zealand is hosting its first senior matches between Maori sides this weekend with organisers hoping to tap indigenous talent and drive an increase in playing numbers for the nation's top summer sport.

Other Sport 31 Aug 2012 | 12:00 AM Premium

Three wise men’s view of Malaysian sports

PETALING JAYA: As Malaysia celebrates its 55th Independence Day today, three top Malaysian sports officials – Datuk Sieh Kok Chi, Datuk Wira Mazlan Ahmad and Datuk Peter Velappan – take a walk down memory lane.