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Other Sports 13 Aug 2020 | 1:37 PM

Stranded Japanese honeymooners end up as Cape Verde's team ambassadors

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese couple Rikiya and Ayumi Kataoka had their honeymoon wrecked by the coronavirus pandemic, but their resourcefulness in enforced exile in Cape Verde has won them appointments as ambassadors for its Olympic team.

Motorsport 21 May 2019 | 5:02 PM

Former Formula One champion Lauda dead at 70

(Reuters) - Three-times Formula One world champion Niki Lauda, regarded as one of the finest racers of all time and who later became a successful airline entrepreneur, has died at 70 after battling declining health.

Rugby 05 Apr 2017 | 5:10 PM

Rugby - Cutting team won't solve Australian woes: ex-ARU boss

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - The Australian Rugby Union must protect the nation's five Super Rugby teams even if it means forging a new competition with sides from New Zealand and Asia and limiting South Africa's involvement, former ARU Chairman Peter McGrath has told Reuters.

Rugby 28 Nov 2016 | 11:24 PM

Northern hemisphere nations on the rise

LONDON (Reuters) - New Zealand will end another stellar year as rugby's undoubted number one team but the gap between northern and southern hemisphere nations has shrunk considerably after an autumn of unprecedented success for Europe.

Other Sport 27 Jul 2016 | 10:51 AM

Sailing - New Zealand duo know past success counts for little in Rio

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - Peter Burling and Blair Tuke's impressive record since the last Olympics will mean little if the New Zealand sailors fail to put it all together on the day at next month's Rio de Janeiro Games.

Rugby 27 Jun 2016 | 2:56 PM

'Ridiculous' season intensifies calls for global calendar

SYDNEY (Reuters) - As the northern hemisphere's test rugby warriors embarked on long haul flights back home for their first proper break in a year on Monday, coaches lined up to decry the burden the current international calendar puts on players.

Other Sport 18 Nov 2015 | 12:03 AM

Rio rowing venue gets thumbs-up on water quality

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - The World Rowing Federation (FISA) gave a thumbs-up to Rio de Janeiro's much questioned water quality on Tuesday, with a report saying incidences of illness were much lower at the recent world junior championships than in previous years.

Other Sport 03 Nov 2015 | 9:27 PM

Rio rowing venue gets thumbs-up on water quality

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - The World Rowing Federation (FISA) gave a thumbs-up to Rio de Janeiro's much questioned water quality on Tuesday, with a report saying incidences of illness were much lower at the recent world junior championships than in previous years.