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Football 06 Apr 2019 | 4:42 PM

Sheikh Salman retains place at helm of Asian football

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa was re-elected unopposed to the position as president of the Asian Football Confederation on Saturday after the regional body's congress confirmed a new four-year term for the Bahraini by acclamation.

Football 28 Mar 2019 | 10:51 PM

Sheikh Salman to stand unopposed in AFC presidential election

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa will govern Asian soccer for another four years after his final challenger for the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) presidency withdrew his candidacy on Thursday.

Tennis 23 Mar 2019 | 6:00 AM

New rules affecting run for ITF presidency, says Miley

MIAMI (Reuters) - David Miley has confirmed that he will run for president of the International Tennis Federation (ITF) but said on Thursday he was being handcuffed in his bid by a new code of ethics that prevents him from campaigning.

Football 22 Mar 2019 | 1:33 AM

Al Romaithi withdraws from AFC presidential election

(Reuters) - Mohammed Khalfan Al Romaithi ended his attempt to unseat Asian Football Confederation (AFC) President Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa when he pledged his support for the Bahraini on Thursday.

Other Sport 07 Mar 2019 | 2:56 PM

Presidential candidate Romaithi says AFC lacks independence

ABU DHABI (Reuters) - The Asian Football Confederation mishandled the Hakeem Al Araibi affair and needs to be more independent of national interests, says the Emirati hoping to replace Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim al-Khalifa as president next month.

Football 06 Feb 2019 | 10:01 PM

FIFA says incumbent Infantino is sole candidate for president

ZURICH (Reuters) - FIFA president Gianni Infantino will not face a challenger in June's elections to the head of world soccer's governing body, the organisation said on Wednesday.

Athletics 31 Jan 2019 | 9:50 PM

Coe wants 'fun bit' in second term as IAAF chief

ABU DHABI (Reuters) - Sebastian Coe on Thursday all but confirmed that he would run for a second term as President of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) to continue the fight against doping and complete his mission to rejuvenate the sport.

Football 16 Jan 2019 | 6:37 PM

Players' union asks members to help detained Bahraini

DUBAI (Reuters) - The global footballers' union FIFPro has asked its members to help the Bahraini soccer player arrested in Thailand in November over a prison sentence in his homeland, saying it fears for his safety.

Football 14 Jan 2019 | 9:04 PM

Australia union seeks help for detained Bahraini refugee player

DUBAI (Reuters) - The head of the Australian football players union wants the sport's regional governing body to help secure the release of a Bahraini refugee footballer arrested in Thailand in November over a prison sentence in his homeland.

Other Sport 28 Nov 2018 | 2:52 PM

Olympics - ANOC postpones presidential election amid farcical scenes

TOKYO (Reuters) - The Association of National Olympic Committees postponed their presidential election amid farcical scenes on Wednesday in the wake of Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah's decision to temporarily step down from the post because of an ongoing legal case.