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MADRID (Reuters) - Spain's top football division has asked that this month's El Clasico match between Barcelona and Real Madrid be moved from Barcelona to the capital amid growing protests in Catalonia.
ANCIENT OLYMPIA, Greece (Reuters) - Organisers of the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics have completed construction of all competition and non-competition venues, Games chief Lee Hee-beom said on Monday ahead of the start of the Olympic torch relay.
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - For figure skating fans Kim Yuna was one of a kind.
SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China has approved plans for a 58.41 billion yuan (5.97 billion pounds) high-speed rail project which will be used during the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing, a local government said on Monday.
MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Russian government ordered 30 billion roubles ($560 million) in cuts in spending on the 2018 World Cup on Monday but said the construction of stadiums would not be affected.
MOSCOW (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin is still likely to host the World Cup in 2018 despite an FBI investigation into Russia's winning bid but his hopes of staging a tournament that impresses his critics are fading.
(Reuters) - Brazil has come through with only half of the infrastructure improvements it had planned to modernize the country before the start of the World Cup at a cost of 25.8 billion reais (6.72 billion pounds).
BRASILIA (Reuters) - When the final whistle blows at the World Cup, Brazilians will be left with some of the world's costliest football stadiums and few of the public transport improvements they were promised.
RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - As the calm settled over London's Olympic Stadium after closing ceremonies on Sunday, the pressure was mounting in Rio de Janeiro, host of the 2016 games.