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Other Sport 29 Jul 2004 | 12:00 AM Premium

No place for bloodsuckers in Athens

Athletes and visitors at next month's Olympic Games will be well protected against bloodsucking parasites with organisers spending 300,000 euros (US$365,000) on a mosquito eradication programme.

Other Sport 18 Jan 2010 | 12:00 AM Premium

Armstrong breaks ground on cancer hospital

ADELAIDE, Australia: Seven-time Tour de France champion Lance Armstrong broke ground on a new cancer research center Monday while capping his preparation for the Tour Down Under, combining the charitable works and the cycling ambitions that lured from retirement 12 months ago.

Other Sport 30 Jul 2012 | 12:00 AM Premium

Lithuanian girl, 15, star of heroics in the pool

LONDON (Reuters) - Lithuanian swimmer Ruta Meilutyte struck Olympic gold on Monday in the women's 100 metres breaststroke aged just 15, capping a dramatic day in the pool where Frenchman Yannick Agnel also beat an American favourite to win the men's 200 metre freestyle.

Other Sport 30 Jul 2012 | 12:00 AM Premium

London organisers under pressure to fill empty seats

LONDON (Reuters) - London Olympic organisers were under intense pressure to fill stadiums and venues on Monday on the third day that empty seats clearly visible on television infuriated British viewers who would much rather have experienced the Games live.

Other Sport 30 Jul 2012 | 12:00 AM Premium

Frenchman floors rivals in pool, Swiss expelled

LONDON (Reuters) - French swimmer Yannick Agnel floored the field on Monday in the big race of the day at the Olympics, the men's 200 metre freestyle, comfortably eclipsing a stellar lineup including American Ryan Lochte and Sun Yang of China.

Other Sport 30 Jul 2012 | 12:00 AM Premium

Frenchman floors rivals in pool, Swiss expelled

LONDON (Reuters) - French swimmer Yannick Agnel floored the field on Monday in the big race of the day at the Olympics, the men's 200 metre freestyle, comfortably eclipsing a stellar lineup including American Ryan Lochte and Sun Yang of China.

Other Sport 30 Jul 2012 | 12:00 AM Premium

Swimming showdown looms, Swiss expelled

LONDON (Reuters) - Swimming's biggest names slug it out in the Olympics men's 200 metre freestyle on Monday, as China extended its lead in the medals table and Swiss football player Michel Morganella was expelled for an abusive message on Twitter.

Other Sport 31 Jul 2012 | 12:00 AM Premium

Phelps again attempts to make Games history

LONDON (Reuters) - All eyes will be on the swimming pool later on Tuesday when Michael Phelps could make history by becoming the most decorated Olympian of all time and the first man to win the same event on three occasions.

Football 19 Sep 2013 | 9:54 PM Premium

Top global match-fixer held in Singapore

SINGAPORE: The alleged mastermind of a global football match-fixing syndicate is among 14 people held in a crackdown in Singapore, a source said Thursday.

Other Sport 24 Sep 2013 | 9:52 PM Premium

Back in Seoul, Johnson hopes for 'new chance'

SEOUL (Reuters) - Cheat. Disgrace. Canada's shame: Ben Johnson has been called all these things and more in the last 25 years.