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Other Sports 11 Sep 2019 | 8:22 PM

South Korea asks IOC to ban Japan's use of 'Rising Sun' flag at Olympics

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea has asked the International Olympic Committee to bar Japan from using the "Rising Sun" flag at next year's Games, Seoul's sports ministry said on Wednesday, as the Asian neighbours engage in an ever more rancorous feud over history and trade.

Football 08 Nov 2017 | 11:25 PM

U.N. labour body drops case against World Cup host Qatar after reform promise

GENEVA/DOHA (Reuters) - The International Organization for Labour (ILO) on Wednesday dropped a case against Qatar over its treatment of foreign workers that had overshadowed the wealthy Gulf state's preparations to host the 2022 World Cup.

Football 05 Dec 2016 | 12:55 PM

Organiser: Qatar 2022 attacks ‘malicious’

DOHA: Qatar’s much-criticised 2022 World Cup has been the victim of “malicious and unwarranted attacks”, a senior tournament official in the Gulf said on Monday.

Football 31 Mar 2016 | 7:09 AM

Amnesty says workers at Qatar World Cup stadium suffer abuse

DOHA (Reuters) - Workers in Qatar renovating a 2022 World Cup stadium have suffered human rights abuses two years after the tournament's organisers drafted worker welfare standards in the wake of criticism, Amnesty International said.

Football 22 Mar 2016 | 1:23 AM

ILO to give Qatar a year to ease forced labour before any investigation

GENEVA (Reuters) - Qatar is making progress towards ending forced labour and improving conditions for migrant workers, but the test will be whether it enforces new legislation from December, the International Labour Organization (ILO) said on Monday.

Football 24 Mar 2015 | 4:57 PM

French builder Vinci faces claim of forced labor in Qatar

PARIS (Reuters) - French construction group Vinci faces a claim from a campaign group over alleged forced labour involving migrant workers on building projects tied to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

Football 03 Dec 2014 | 2:47 AM

Blatter denies responsibility for Qatar workers' welfare

COLOMBO (Reuters) - FIFA is not responsible for the working conditions of labourers helping to build stadiums for the 2022 World Cup finals in Qatar, the president of world football's governing body Sepp Blatter said on Tuesday.

Football 13 Nov 2014 | 3:27 AM

World Cup hosts Qatar still failing migrant workers - Amnesty

LONDON (Reuters) - Qatar's efforts to prevent the abuse of migrant workers have been "woefully inadequate" since the Gulf state pledged to confront exploitation following an outcry over the 2022 World Cup, Amnesty International said on Wednesday.

Basketball 10 Jan 2014 | 1:27 AM

Rodman, in trouble over interview, blames drink

SEOUL (Reuters) - Retired U.S. basketball star Dennis Rodman said in a published statement on Thursday that he had been drinking when he suggested that an American jailed by North Korea was himself to blame for landing in prison.

Basketball 09 Jan 2014 | 11:52 PM

Rodman apologises for rant, heads to North Korean ski resort

SEOUL (Reuters) - Retired U.S. basketball star Dennis Rodman visited a North Korean ski resort on Thursday with dictator Kim Jong Un as a statement was issued on the former player's behalf apologising for comments he made about an American jailed by Pyongyang.