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Football 05 Feb 2019 | 7:57 PM

Shackled Bahraini footballer in Thailand 'upsetting' - Australia Prime Minister

SYDNEY/BANGKOK (Reuters) - Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Tuesday he was "disturbed" to see Bahraini refugee footballer Hakeem Al Araibi in shackles in Thailand and had told its prime minister this was a serious issue for Australians.

Football 29 Oct 2018 | 1:54 PM

The Thai charmer who made a fortune and won soccer's biggest league

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Beer, pies and Buddhist prayers helped endear Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha to Leicester City fans even before the team owned by the Thai duty free billionaire became the Premier League's most unlikely champions.

Motorsport 06 Jun 2017 | 8:15 AM

MotoGP set for Thailand debut in 2018

BANGKOK: Thailand’s sports authority says it has secured rights to host a MotoGP race next year, after years of lobbying to bring top motorcycle racing to the kingdom.

Football 29 Jan 2016 | 7:23 PM

Greek football chief laments 'death of football city' as another club folds

ATHENS, Jan 29 (Reuters) – The crisis engulfing Greek football claimed another victim as a second-tier club went into administration, mirroring wider financial troubles and leaving a hotbed of the domestic game without a professional team for the first time.

Football 23 Jun 2014 | 3:52 PM

Thai junta gets tough on World Cup gambling

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand's military leaders are cracking down on illegal gambling, which is forecast to soar during the World Cup, as part of a campaign to clean up the country and restore its image.

Say what 18 Dec 2013 | 7:30 AM

Backwater Myanmar making strides in sports

MYANMAR is the second biggest country in South-East Asia with a population of 52 million but it is not a powerhouse in sports like its neighbour Thailand.

Other Sport 11 Dec 2013 | 9:43 PM

Myanmar throws lavish party for SEA Games opener

NAYPYITAW: Myanmar staged a lavish spectacle of lights and pyrotechnics at the opening ceremony for the South-East Asian Games on Wednesday, as the impoverished and formerly reclusive state displayed a dazzling face to the world.

Other Sport 05 Aug 2013 | 11:11 PM

Myanmar football fans create havoc at SEA Games stadium

YANGON: Myanmar football supporters tore up seats and invaded the pitch of the stadium due to host the opening ceremony of this year’s SEA Games, an official said yesterday.

Other Sport 23 Apr 2013 | 12:00 AM

Myanmar drops Davis Cup ties over unrest

YANGON: Myanmar has cancelled a series of Davis Cup matches in Yangon after security fears were raised following a recent outbreak of religious violence, local tennis officials said Tuesday.