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Football 28 Nov 2018 | 5:11 AM

Postponed Libertadores final moved outside Argentina in December

ASUNCION (Reuters) - The Copa Libertadores soccer final between Argentine rivals River Plate and Boca Juniors will take place in early December outside of Argentina after fan violence forced the match to be postponed last week, organizers said on Tuesday.

Football 10 Nov 2018 | 11:23 PM

Iran lets hundreds of women attend Asian Champions League final

DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran allowed hundreds of local women to attend the Asian Champions League final in Tehran on Saturday, Iranian news agencies reported, in a possible step towards ending their decades-old exclusion from top soccer matches in the country.

Football 10 Nov 2018 | 6:47 PM

Iranian women still hoping for access to Asian showcase final

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Campaigners in Iran remain hopeful that local women will be permitted to attend the Asian Champions League final in Tehran on Saturday, bringing an end to almost four decades of exclusion from top club matches in the country.

Golf 23 Oct 2018 | 4:18 PM

Exclusive: Chinese women golfers told to pull out of Taiwan event - sources

(Reuters) - Chinese players on the elite U.S. professional women's golf tour have pulled out of this week's tournament in Taiwan at the 11th hour, after being told by someone "high up" in China to skip the event, sources familiar with the situation told Reuters.

Other Sport 11 Apr 2018 | 2:11 PM

Olympics - Samsung Electronics rejects 2018 lobbying allegations

SEOUL (Reuters) - Samsung Electronics <005930.KS> has rejected allegations made by a South Korean broadcaster that it was involved in improper lobbying to bring the 2018 Winter Olympics to Pyeongchang.

Other Sport 09 Feb 2018 | 7:46 PM

Olympics - Hold the phone? Games organisers apologise to Iran for apparent gift gaffe

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Organisers of South Korea's Winter Olympics apologised to the Iranian team before Friday's opening ceremony for what they called a misunderstanding over gifts of Samsung mobile phones.

Athletics 06 Jul 2017 | 10:33 PM

Russian athletics federation urges dopers to return Olympic medals

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's athletics federation on Thursday urged athletes who were disqualified from the Beijing and London Olympics for doping to return their medals to the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

Football 03 Jul 2017 | 11:34 PM

Russia passes Confed Cup test ahead of far bigger challenge

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia received far more praise than complaints from FIFA and the teams that competed in the Confederations Cup ahead of the much more daunting task of hosting 32 teams at next year's World Cup.

Football 01 Jul 2017 | 7:12 PM

Infantino says 'nothing in the way' of using VAR at World Cup

ST PETERSBURG (Reuters) - FIFA President Gianni Infantino signalled that he is in favour of introducing video assistant referees (VAR) at next year's World Cup following its success at the Confederations Cup, although he conceded the system needs to be improved.