Monthly Archives: March 2011

Militarization of sports: CBC gives airtime to war

By ERIN STEUTER and GEOFF MARTIN*, The Dominion

Sidney Crosby, bringing the Stanley Cup ”home” – to CFB Stadacona. Defence Minister Peter Mackay applauds.

SACKVILLE, NB (March 21, 2011) – FOR YEARS, Don Cherry has been using his segment after the first period of CBC’s Saturday night hockey broadcasts to honour Canadian troops and actively promote Canada’s military mission in Afghanistan. During Christmas 2010, Cherry visited military bases in Afghanistan and even launched a few weapons. Continue reading

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Washington forbids US softball official to travel to Cuba

The US Olympic Committee should find ways to protect itself from US government interference in sports issues, if not, it could affect its candidacy for future Olympic Games – Dan Porter

HAVANA (March 7. 2008) ACN – US chairman of the International Softball Federation Dan Porter can not travel to Cuba because Washington has denied him permission, based on the American policy blocking academic, cultural, sports and people-to-people exchange with the island. Continue reading

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