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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 28 Mar 2019 | 7:32 PM

French group Vinci: audit finds no problems over its Qatar labour practices

PARIS (Reuters) - French construction company Vinci said on Thursday that an initial audit into working conditions of staff used to build sites for the Qatar 2022 World Cup did not find any evidence of bad working conditions for those labourers.

Football 26 Jan 2017 | 6:05 PM

He shoots. He scores. Then back to the World Cup labourers' camp

DOHA (Reuters) - A new documentary film is offering a rare glimpse into the lives of poor African and Asian migrant workers building facilities for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar - and it does so using soccer itself.

Football 29 Dec 2016 | 8:12 PM

Qatar World Cup construction workers to get 'cooling' hats

DOHA (Reuters) - Migrant workers building football stadiums in Qatar's desert heat are to be given 'cooling' hard hats to reduce their body temperature and risk of suffering heat stroke, tournament organisers said.

Football 28 Dec 2016 | 10:40 PM

FIFA will continue to put pressure on Qatar over human rights - President

DUBAI (Reuters) - FIFA will continue to "put pressure" on Qatar about the treatment of migrant labourers building World Cup stadiums in the Gulf Arab country for the 2022 tournament, its President said on Wednesday.

Other Sport 25 Jul 2016 | 10:48 AM

New Zealand satisfied with Rio Village after remedial work

(Reuters) - New Zealand's Olympic team said they were satisfied with their accommodation for the Rio de Janeiro Games on Sunday, despite their trans-Tasman Sea neighbours Australia refusing to move in.