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Jeff Mason is a White House Correspondent for Reuters and the 2016-2017 president of the White House Correspondents’ Association. He was the lead Reuters correspondent for President Barack Obama's 2012 campaign and interviewed the president at the White House in 2015. Jeff has been based in Washington since 2008, when he covered the historic race between Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain. Jeff started his career in Frankfurt, Germany, where he covered the airline industry before moving to Brussels, Belgium, where he covered the European Union. He is a Colorado native, proud graduate of Northwestern University and former Fulbright scholar.

Twitter handle: @jeffmason1

Jun 09 2017

IOC recommends awarding two Olympic Games at same time

LAUSANNE The hosting rights for both the 2024 and 2028 Olympic Games should be awarded at the same time, the International Olympic Committee's executive board recommended on Friday.

Jun 09 2017

IOC approves mixed athletics, swimming relays for 2020

LAUSANNE, Switzerland Mixed relays in athletics and swimming and three-a-side basketball were among new events approved on Friday by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) for inclusion in the Tokyo Games in 2020.

Jun 09 2017

No action from FIFA over Saudi minute's silence snub

BERNE Saudi Arabia's national team will face no sanction from FIFA for failing to respect a minute's silence for the victims of the London attacks before the start of a World Cup qualifier in Australia, soccer's global governing body said on Friday.

Jun 09 2017

European soccer struggles to find right balance

ZURICH Cork City supporters will never forget the day that the Irish semi-professional side hosted Bayern Munich in a European tie at their tiny ground.

Jun 08 2017

Athletics: Clothier named as operational head of athletics integrity unit

ZURICH Australian Brett Clothier has been named as operational head of the athletics integrity unit (AIU) which is responsible for fighting doping, bribery and corruption in the scandal-plagued sport.

Jun 06 2017

European leagues want fewer automatic spots in Champions League

GENEVA Fewer top clubs should get automatic spots in the lucrative group stage of the Champions League, the umbrella organisation representing Europe's domestic leagues (EPFL) said on Tuesday.

Jun 01 2017

IFAB wants 'minimum interference, maximum benefit' from replays

ZURICH Football's lawmaking body IFAB wants to keep the use of video replays to an minimum if they are eventually introduced into the sport to help referees make match-changing decisions.

Jun 01 2017

Soccer-IFAB wants "minimum interference, maximum benefit" from replays

ZURICH, June 1 Soccer's lawmaking body IFAB wants to keep the use of video replays to an minimum if they are eventually introduced into the sport to help referees make match-changing decisions.

May 31 2017

Doping: Three more Russian athletes accepted as neutrals

ZURICH Three more Russian athletes have been cleared to compete in international competition as neutrals while a further 28 have had their applications rejected, the governing body for athletics (IAAF) said Wednesday.

May 19 2017

Portugal's Santos says coaching career happened by chance

LISBON But for a chance acquaintance at a seaside hotel, Fernando Santos might well have a become an engineer rather than one of Portugal's most celebrated soccer coaches.

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