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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

Dec 22 2016

Doping: Russia loses World Cup biathlon, speed skating events

MOSCOW Russia has lost two World Cup sporting events it was due to host amid a growing concern at the extent of the country's doping program, highlighted in the McLaren report.

Dec 09 2016

Athletics: Shlyakhtin re-elected President of Russian federation

MOSCOW Dmitri Shlyakhtin was re-elected as President of the All-Russian Athletics Federation (ARAF) on Friday after twice Olympic pole vault champion Yelena Isinbayeva withdrew her candidacy.

Nov 30 2016

Russian game left in the cold after calendar switch

MOSCOW The Russian Premier League has suffered from falling attendances since changing its calendar six years ago as freezing conditions and a lack of indoor stadiums make life uncomfortable for fans and players.

Nov 22 2016

In sporting wilderness, Crimea team seeks fixtures

MOSCOW Crimea, caught in a sporting limbo after Russia annexed it from Ukraine, is to field a national soccer team in a tournament it plans to host next year, but its only likely opponents are statelets without international recognition.

Nov 12 2016

Putin keeps Chechen leader onside with award of Russia friendly

MOSCOW Russia's soccer match against Romania on Tuesday is likely to arouse little interest abroad - though the venue may raise a few eyebrows.

Nov 11 2016

Alarms bells ring in Russia with 2018 World Cup looming

MOSCOW Alarm bells are ringing loudly in Russia 18 months before the country hosts the World Cup after their team crashed to a morale-shattering loss to a Qatar side ranked 91st in the world.

Oct 18 2016

Late Silva lining for Monaco as CSKA are held

MOSCOW CSKA Moscow were denied a first Champions League victory this season when they were held to a 1-1 draw by Group E leaders Monaco on Tuesday.

Oct 06 2016

Arsenal could win three trophies this season, says Hleb

MINSK Former Arsenal star Alexander Hleb says he made a mistake by leaving the Emirates to join Barcelona in 2008, and expressed regret at turning his back on managerial "great" Arsene Wenger.

Sep 27 2016

Son strikes again to give Tottenham 1-0 win in Moscow

MOSCOW Son Heung-min scored his fifth goal in as many games to give Tottenham Hotspur a 1-0 win over a limited CSKA Moscow side in their Champions League Group E clash in Moscow on Tuesday.

Sep 01 2016

Russian athletes blocked from competing as neutrals

MOSCOW Russia's disabled athletes will not be allowed to compete as neutrals at this month's Rio de Janeiro Paralympics after their country was banned because of a state-sponsored sports doping program.

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