Reuters Launches Arabic-Language Sports Service

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By: E&P Staff

Reuters today announced the launch of an Arabic-language sports wire.

The Reuters Arabic Sports Service will offer results, news, features, analysis, statistics, and more. It plans to cover global sporting events in addition to those in the Arab region.

Coordinated from Reuters’ Cairo bureau, the wire will have a network of reporters in Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Morocco, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Tunisia, and the United Arab Emirates. There will also be special reports from Iraq, Mauritania, the Sudan, and Yemen.

The service is expected to offer about 90 stories a day on soccer, basketball, football, baseball, hockey, tennis, golf, swimming, motor-racing, volleyball, handball, and other sports — including the Olympics.

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