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Other Sport 02 Aug 2018 | 1:36 AM

Olympics - Italy to submit three-way bid for 2026 Winter Olympics

MILAN (Reuters) - Italy's Olympic committee (CONI) voted on Wednesday to submit a joint bid formed by Milan, Turin and the Alpine resort of Cortina d'Ampezzo to host the 2026 Winter Olympics.

Other Sport 01 Feb 2018 | 4:21 AM

Delays to Paris metro expansion threaten smooth 2024 Olympics - senators

PARIS (Reuters) - France's ability to deliver a smooth-running 2024 Olympic Games could be hurt by expected delays to a massive expansion of the Paris metro network which already faces multi-billion euro cost overruns, French senators warned on Wednesday.

Other Sport 12 Jul 2016 | 8:11 AM

Rio Olympics local committee has deficit of up to $151 million - source

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - The local organising committee for the upcoming Rio Olympics is running a deficit of between 400 million and 500 million reais (93.26 million pounds to 116.38 million pounds), a source with direct knowledge of the committee's finances told Reuters on Monday.

Other Sport 04 Jul 2016 | 11:16 AM

Brazil police investigate federations for allegedly embezzling Olympic investments - TV

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazilian federal police are investigating local sports federations for allegedly embezzling funds meant for training Olympic athletes, Globo TV said on Sunday.

Football 27 Apr 2016 | 2:06 AM

Factbox - Five things to watch 100 days from the Rio Olympics

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - The Summer Olympics are scheduled to start in Rio de Janeiro on Aug. 5. Here is a list of five things to watch.

Other Sport 08 Jul 2014 | 7:12 PM

China faces tougher sell in Winter Olympics bid

(Reuters) - Beijing promised a "frugal" Winter Olympics and to harness the event to clean up the capital's notorious air pollution if selected as host of the 2022 Games, but the pledges were greeted with scepticism on Chinese social media.

Football 18 May 2014 | 8:17 PM

Insight - Brazilians left wanting by flawed World Cup investments

NATAL Brazil (Reuters) - When Brazil drafted plans to host the upcoming World Cup, this Atlantic beach destination was exactly the type of city it wanted to show off.

Football 01 Nov 2013 | 3:22 AM

France's Hollande shows football clubs red card on tax

PARIS (Reuters) - French President Francois Hollande has finally found an interest group he can say 'no' to.

Other Sport 26 Jul 2012 | 12:00 AM

Cash-strapped Britain eyes Olympic business bounce

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister David Cameron urged global business leaders gathered in London on Thursday ahead of the Olympics to invest in Britain, a day after data showed the economy is in much worse shape than previously thought.

Other Sport 26 Jul 2012 | 12:00 AM

Cash-strapped Britain eyes Olympic business bounce

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister David Cameron urged global business leaders gathered in London on Thursday to invest in Britain, which despite the glamour of the Olympics is still reeling from the worst economic slump since the Great Depression.