Category Archives: Sport

QUAKED – SKATING IN CHRISTCHURCH AFTER EARTHQUAKE

How to adapt to having your city trashed by an earthquake.  

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The Art of Flight

Geography or not geography? Brilliant mountain vistas so we will call it geography!

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Authorities clear out Delhi’s poor

Work is continuing around the clock in New Delhi to meet the deadline for the completion of the athletes’ village for the Commonwealth Games. But as the teams move in, authorities are continuing to move out the city’s poor. The games organisers … Continue reading

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Spotlight shifts to Brazil 2014

With the sun setting on the 2010 World Cup, the focus now shifts to Brazil – host of the 2014 World Cup. South America’s largest country will host the tournament for the second time – the first was in 1950. It will … Continue reading

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World Cup 2010: England are ‘paying price of foreign Premier League’

• President says 77.1% of La Liga players are Spanish • Contrast with 40% English players in Premier League England‘s dismal failure at the World Cup can be blamed on the Premier League‘s inability to promote home-grown talent, according to the president … Continue reading

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Why England are better than Brazil

… and New Zealand are better than both of them. World Cup performances, adjusted for GDP and population http://www.guardian.co.uk/sport/interactive/2010/jul/06/world-cup-2010-england-brazil

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NIKE FOOTBALL WRITE THE FUTURE

The time has come for players to carve their name in history. One touch, tackle or free kick could crush a nation’s hopes or cause them to build a statue in your honour. Drogba, Rooney and Ronaldo are ready to … Continue reading

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Why Germany’s immigrants fly the flag for their adopted country

With Germany fielding its most ethnically mixed World Cup side on record, the country’s immigrant Turkish and Arab population is showing unprecedented support for the national 11 by flying Germany’s red, black and gold flags from cars, restaurants and businesses. … Continue reading

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World Cup spending criticised

South Africa has spent more than $2 billion on infrastructure to get ready for the World Cup, but critics say a lot of the money is pushing aside the poor.Despite ongoing debate over the strength or weakness of economic gains … Continue reading

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Stink of scandal from South Africa’s ‘giraffe stadium’

“My home is one of the closest ones to the new stadium. It is so close to it that when there is a match there I feel like I am also inside the stadium. I was happy when I heard … Continue reading

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