HAVANA (JUNE 16, 2006) – CUBA is going to take advantage of a visit to the island by International Olympic Committee President Jacques Rogge in October to advocate baseball’s return to the Olympic Games, affirmed José Ramón Fernández, president of the Cuban Olympic Committee. Continue reading
Monthly Archives: June 2006
Part II of two articles on the Tour de France and the cynicism of the sports media*
“Chute lance Armstrong”**
cynic a. & n. …. one who sarcastically doubts or despises human sincerity and merit; hence ~ISM
(2) n. (f. L f. Gk kunikos (kuon kunos dog, nickname for Cynic…)
By TONY SEED
(11 June 2006) – A FIXED TARGET of the cynicism of the corporate sports media are the ideals and norms of amateur sport, specifically, sportsmanship and co-operation.
For this writer, one of the more refreshing moments in commercial professional sport unfolded on the morning of 21 July 2003 in the French Pyrénées mountains along the border with Spain in the Tour de France. The centennial race itself was thrilling to follow. The scenery is stunning.