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  1. Sport - Other Sport

    2020 Olympic Games crucial for future of Japan

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 11:16pm by AFP

    ... of the iconic Bullet Train symbolised the country's rise from humiliating defeat in the second world war to its emergence as a major international player. The 2020 Olympics is expected to boost ...

  2. Sport - Soccer - RIGHT FIELD TIM NOONAN

    Showing respect to the neighbours

    Posted Jun 28th 2014, 09:47pm by Tim Noonan

    ... that you're actually a Canadian, they grunt and say, it's the same thing, you are merely a frozen Yank. And just like that we inherit the sins of everything from the Vietnam war to the Iraq ...

  3. Sport - Hong Kong - SOCCER

    Fear of 'potato field' for new league

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 11:37pm by CHAN KIN-WA

    ... with an improved squad of 11 new players, including their latest signing, Romanian Petrisor Voinea, who will join from Song Lam Nghe An of Vietnam. The 24-year-old striker was voted MVP when playing ...

  4. Sport - Soccer - EXTRAVAGANZAS

    Germany's Loew profile brings World Cup glory

    Posted Jul 20th 2014, 01:52am by Reuters

    ... to win a trophy. That was just not good enough in a country where the World Cup has been an integral part of Germany's post-second world war identity ever since the 1954 "Miracle ...

  5. Sport - Other Sport - OBITUARY: Athletics

    Alice Coachman, first black woman to win Olympic gold, dies aged 90

    Posted Jul 15th 2014, 10:30pm by Reuters

    ... on dirt roads. After the 1940 and 1944 Olympics were cancelled because of the second world war, Coachman was able to compete in the Olympics for the first time in 1948 and won the gold medal ...

  6. Sport - Soccer - SOCCER

    Ronaldo and Messi get to grips in branding wars between giants

    Posted May 28th 2014, 10:47pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Berlin Sportswear giants Nike and Adidas base their World Cup sales campaigns on game's icons, with massive amounts of income on the line Ronaldo and Messi get to grips in branding wars US sportswear group Nike is banking on its sponsorship of more of the world's best-known soccer stars than Adidas in its battle to overtake the German firm as the sport's ...

  7. Sport - Other Sport - ASIAN GAMES

    Indonesia tipped to step in after Vietnam withdraws

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 11:12pm by Associated Press

    ... Associated Press in Hanoi Decision will be made in September in Incheon after Hanoi pulls plug over cost Indonesia tipped to step in after Vietnam withdraws Indonesia is favourite to take on the 2019 Asian Games after Vietnam's withdrawal because of the cost, Asian sports sources said yesterday. A decision on the new country will be made on September 20 in Incheon, South Korea, ...

  8. Sport - Other Sport - ASIAN GAMES

    Vietnam quits as host of 2019 Asian Games

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 09:36am

    ... Reuters in Hanoi Olympic Council of Asia waiting for formal communication before deciding new host city Vietnam has quit as host of the 2019 Asian Games, citing a lack of preparedness and concerns that holding the multi-sport event would not prove financially viable. Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung said Vietnam was suffering from the effects of global recession and the state ...

  9. Sport - Soccer - World cup 2014

    Hard work and humility the key, says Argentina coach Alejandro Sabella

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 07:46am

    ... in Sunday’s final in Rio de Janeiro. “Some of our players are sore, beaten, tired- the results of a war, so to  speak. I'm proud to be a part of this group. They are all phenomenons Lionel Messi ...

  10. Sport - Soccer - SOCCER

    Gonzalo Higuain: Germany cannot rattle us in final

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 10:10pm by Reuters

    ... "Let's see how we handle it. Some of the players are sore, beaten, tired. It is the result of a 'war'; we will give the full report as to the casualties tomorrow." He said he ...




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