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London transport faces big test as athletics starts

LONDON (Reuters) - Olympic spectators crammed into trains and formed long queues at London train stations on Friday on what is expected to be the busiest day for London's creaking transport system as track and field competitions begin at the main Olympic stadium.

Transport chaos averted as athletics kick off

LONDON (Reuters) - London's transport authority was quick to avert traffic chaos on its ageing metro network following a technical failure on Friday as 200,000 visitors flocked to Olympic Park on the first day of the popular athletics competition.

World Cup leaves Brazil costly stadiums, poor public transport

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.

UK sees Olympics under budget, transport working

LONDON (Reuters) - Cash-strapped Britain has almost half a billion pounds left unspent in its Olympic budget, the sports minister said on Wednesday, adding that London's transport system would cope with huge crowds during the Games.

UK sees Olympics under budget, transport working

LONDON (Reuters) - Cash-strapped Britain has almost half a billion pounds left unspent in its Olympic budget, the sports minister said on Wednesday, adding that London's transport system would cope with huge crowds during the Games.

UK sees Games under budget, transport working

LONDON (Reuters) - Cash-strapped Britain has almost half a billion pounds left unspent in its Olympic budget, the sports minister said on Wednesday, adding that London's transport system would cope with huge crowds during the Games.

Asian Games - Some grumbles over tickets, transport as Indonesia works on fixes

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Some spectators had complaints ranging from problems with the ticketing systems to transport arrangements on the third day of competition at the 18th Asian Games as organisers in Indonesia pledged quick fixes.

Gold Coast organisers apologise for transport failure

GOLD COAST, Australia (Reuters) - Gold Coast organisers apologised on Thursday after the public transport network failed its first major test of the Commonwealth Games, causing long delays for ticket-holders travelling to and from the opening ceremony.

South Africa facing transport challenge, says FIFA boss

FIFA president Sepp Blatter says South Africa still faces challenges around transport and hotel accommodation for its hosting of the 2010 World Cup Finals.

Cops to target yobs on public transport

Police around England will target drunk and disruptive soccer fans behaving offensively on public transport this weekend.