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Other Sport 29 May 2018 | 10:00 PM

Putin grants Russian citizenship to U.S. MMA fighter Jeff Monson

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Vladimir Putin has awarded Russian citizenship to U.S. mixed martial arts fighter Jeff Monson, a presidential decree published on Tuesday showed, a move the Kremlin said was motivated by Monson's sporting fame.

Other Sport 06 Nov 2013 | 2:42 AM

Putin critic and chess champion Kasparov seeks Latvian citizenship

RIGA (Reuters) - Former world chess champion turned Kremlin critic Garry Kasparov has asked Latvian politicians to grant him citizenship to help him pursue his political activities in Russia.

Football 29 May 2018 | 7:08 PM

Kremlin says it is Roman Abramovich's right to take Israeli citizenship

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Kremlin said on Tuesday that Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich had every right to take Israeli citizenship, saying his choice to acquire another passport was no big deal.

Football 18 Jan 2017 | 10:27 AM

Englishman Dwyer hopes citizenship will lead to U.S. national team

MANHATTAN BEACH, California (Reuters) - English-born Major League Soccer forward Dominic Dwyer expects to move closer to a call-up to the United States national team after revealing he will apply for U.S. citizenship next month.

Other Sport 05 Nov 2013 | 7:17 PM

Putin critic and chess champion Kasparov seeks Latvian citizenship

RIGA (Reuters) - Former world chess champion turned Kremlin critic Garry Kasparov has asked Latvian politicians to grant him citizenship to help him pursue his political activities in Russia.

Other Sport 02 Sep 2008 | 12:00 AM

Ministry against offering foreign athletes citizenship

The Youth and Sports Ministry is against a proposal to offer citizenship to foreign athletes so that they can represent Malaysia in international meets.

Football 29 May 2018 | 1:07 AM

Chelsea owner Abramovich takes Israeli citizenship - report

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich, the owner of Chelsea soccer club who has found himself without a visa to Britain, took Israeli citizenship on Monday and will move to Tel Aviv where he has bought a property, an Israeli media report said.

Other Sport 11 Nov 2005 | 12:00 AM

Real’s Ronaldo granted Spanish citizenship

Real Madrid's Ronaldo has been granted Spanish citizenship, meaning he will no longer take one of the club's three berths for non-European Union players.

Other Sport 03 Aug 2005 | 12:00 AM

Roberto Carlos obtains Spanish citizenship

Real Madrid's Brazilian fullback Roberto Carlos was granted Spanish citizenship yesterday, freeing up one of the club's three non-European Union places for new signing Robinho.

Other Sport 23 Jun 2008 | 12:00 AM

Dutchman Hiddink in line for Russian citizenship

Russia's Dutch coach Guus Hiddink could be offered Russian citizenship after he guided the national side into the Euro 2008 semi-finals, according to Russia president Dmitri Medvedev yesterday