Promoters of Istanbul’s 2020 Olympic bid on Tuesday promised to develop the city’s public transport network to reduce tra¬ffic problems by a third over the next seven years - if they are awarded the event.
“In 2020, congestion-related problems will be reduced by 30%. We will do our best to avoid congestion,” the deputy secretary general of the city’s authority in charge of transport, Muzzafer Hacimustafaoglu, told reporters.
Brazil’s preparations for the World Cup and Olympic Games have run into further difficulties after the authorities indefinitely closed a Rio de Janeiro stadium because of roof problems, the city’s mayor announced.
The Joao Havelange stadium, home to the Botafogo football club and due to host the athletics competition during the 2016 Games, will be shut down until the matter is resolved, mayor Eduardo Paes said.
Spain took control of the UEFA World Cup qualifying Group I thanks to a 1-0 win over France at Stade de France, while there were also wins for the Netherlands, Germany and Italy on Tuesday evening.
as big guns hit the target
Europe’s top teams took important steps towards next year’s World Cup finals in Brazil with qualifying victories on Tuesday, notably world champions Spain who scored a hugely significant 1-0 win over France in Paris.
Netherlands, Germany and Italy also picked up three points but England, fourth in the world rankings, were held 1-1 in Montenegro after a bright start in which they scored first. Read more about Spain back on track
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Andy Murray stumbled into the last 16 of the Sony Open after overcoming a determined display from Bulgaria’s Grigor Dimitrov, while Serena Williams narrowly beat Dominika Cibulkova.
Reigning US Open champions Andy Murray and Serena Williams stepped up their bids for another title while China's Li Na halted the giant-killing run of a Spanish teen to advance at the Miami Masters Monday.
Second seed Murray blasted nine aces en route to a 7-6 (7/3), 6-3 victory over disgruntled Grigor Dimitrov to reach the fourth round of the hardcourt tournament.
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Mark Webber said he was considering his future after his teammate, Sebastian Vettel robbed him of victory in Sunday’s Malaysian Grand Prix - in defiance of orders from the team principal, Christian Horner.