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Dec 8, 2014

Cycling ready to explore mixed relay

PARIS (Reuters) – Mixed events could be part of cycling’s development at future Olympics, International Cycling Union (UCI) president Brian Cookson said on Monday.

“Nothing will be changed for Rio (2016), we need to emphasize that,” Cookson told Reuters by telephone from Monaco, where he is attending an International Olympic Committee (IOC)session.

Dec 8, 2014

Olympics-Cycling ready to explore mixed relay

PARIS, Dec 8 (Reuters) – Mixed events could be part of cycling’s development at future Olympics, International Cycling Union (UCI) president Brian Cookson said on Monday.

“Nothing will be changed for Rio (2016), we need to emphasise that,” Cookson told Reuters by telephone from Monaco, where he is attending an International Olympic Committee (IOC)session.

Dec 8, 2014

Solid Monaco poised for Champions League knockout spot

PARIS, Dec 8 (Reuters) – Monaco are full of confidence ahead of their decisive Champions League clash at home against Zenit St Petersburg on Tuesday, hoping their watertight defence will again prove hard to breach as they seek a last 16 place.

Monaco need to avoid defeat against the Russians if they are to qualify, a task that does not seem too daunting as they have conceded only one goal in their five matches.

Dec 3, 2014

Bianchi did not slow sufficiently, FIA report says

PARIS (Reuters) – French Formula One driver Jules Bianchi did not slow sufficiently under warning flags before crashing at the Japanese Grand Prix, an International Automobile Federation (FIA) report found on Wednesday.

“Bianchi did not slow sufficiently to avoid losing control at the same point on the track as (Adrian) Sutil,” concluded the 396-page report, a summary of which was released on the FIA’s website (www.fia.com).

Dec 3, 2014

Motor racing-Bianchi did not slow sufficiently, FIA report says

PARIS, Dec 3 (Reuters) – French Formula One driver Jules Bianchi did not slow sufficiently under warning flags before crashing at the Japanese Grand Prix, an International Automobile Federation (FIA) report found on Wednesday.

“Bianchi did not slow sufficiently to avoid losing control at the same point on the track as (Adrian) Sutil,” concluded the 396-page report, a summary of which was released on the FIA’s website (www.fia.com).

Dec 2, 2014

Bale checks “Life of Brian” to make sure his Moses isn’t Pythonesque

PARIS, Dec 2 (Reuters) – When Christian Bale landed the part
of Moses in Ridley Scott’s “Exodus: Gods and Kings”, the latest
epic from the British director, he found unlikely inspiration in
Monty Python’s irreverent comedy film “Life of Brian”.

Bale, 40, had just finished filming “American Hustle” and
was not in the best physical shape to play Moses, who was
personified by the commanding figure of Charlton Heston in Cecil
B. DeMille’s “The Ten Commandments” in 1956.

Nov 29, 2014

Ibrahimovic cuts Marseille’s lead to a point

PARIS (Reuters) – Paris St Germain’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic converted a first-half penalty for a 1-0 home win against Nice that took his side back within a point of Ligue 1 leaders Olympique de Marseille.

Ibrahimovic, who also scored in Tuesday’s 3-1 Champions League win against Ajax Amsterdam, netted from the spot in the 15th minute to put PSG on 33 points from 15 games.

Nov 29, 2014

Soccer-Ibrahimovic cuts Marseille’s lead to a point

PARIS, Nov 29 (Reuters) – Paris St Germain’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic converted a first-half penalty for a 1-0 home win against Nice that took his side back within a point of Ligue 1 leaders Olympique de Marseille.

Ibrahimovic, who also scored in Tuesday’s 3-1 Champions League win against Ajax Amsterdam, netted from the spot in the 15th minute to put PSG on 33 points from 15 games.

Nov 25, 2014

Ibrahimovic inspires PSG to 3-1 win against Ajax

PARIS (Reuters) – Zlatan Ibrahimovic inspired Paris St Germain to a 3-1 home win against Ajax Amsterdam on Tuesday that leaves them needing a point from their final Champions League game at Barcelona to top Group F.

The French champions, now unbeaten in 20 games in all competitions this season, have 13 points from five matches after Edinson Cavani scored a double and Ibrahimovic found the back of the net with a clever half-volley.

Nov 25, 2014

Soccer-Ibrahimovic inspires PSG to 3-1 win against Ajax

PARIS, Nov 25 (Reuters) – Zlatan Ibrahimovic inspired Paris St Germain to a 3-1 home win against Ajax Amsterdam on Tuesday that leaves them needing a point from their final Champions League game at Barcelona to top Group F.

The French champions, now unbeaten in 20 games in all competitions this season, have 13 points from five matches after Edinson Cavani scored a double and Ibrahimovic found the back of the net with a clever half-volley.

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      "I have been with Reuters for nine years, working as a sports reporter in Paris. I have covered Olympics in Turin, Beijing and Vancouver, African Nations Cup in Ghana and Angola. As a cycling correspondent, I have been covering the Tour de France since 2006."
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