Monthly Archives: November 2014

Nos Glorieuses: 100 Years of Women’s Hockey in Quebec

A recording of Lynda Baril’s talk ‘Nos Glorieuses’: 100 Years of Women’s Hockey in Quebec. The talk was delivered as part of the Ottawa Historical Association Lecture Series on September 16, 2014.

Source: Activehistory.ca

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Asian soccer chief slams IDF for searching Palestinian Football Association HQ

freepalestineSheik Salman Bin Ibrahim Al Khalifa says West Bank raid set “dangerous precedent that requires the international sporting family to stand together.”

AP (Nov. 25) – Asian Football Confederation president Sheik Salman Bin Ibrahim Al Khalifa has denounced the search of the Palestinian Football Association headquarters in the West Bank by the Israeli military on Monday, describing it as intolerable and unacceptable. Continue reading

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Israelis riot on soccer pitch

Beitar fans started yelling, “Death to Arabs” after Bnei Sakhnin defeats Beitar Jerusalem 1-0

The Bnei Sakhnin-Beitar Jerusalem game | Nir Keidar/Haaretz

Haaretz (Nov. 24) – Wednesday’s Bnei Sakhnin-Beitar Jerusalem game ended in a confrontation on the pitch between players of the two soccer teams, which respectively represent Arab-Israelis (Zionist name for Palestinians) and nationalist Jews.

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Legendary Soviet hockey coach Viktor Vasilyevich Tikhonov dies

Successful player and pioneer coach led the Soviet “Big Red Machine” into unparalleled world success, winning three Olympic gold medals (1984, 1988, 1992; silver in 1980) and eight world championships. He also coached Central Red Army to 12 straight Soviet titles (1978–1989) and 13 straight European titles. As a player (defenceman) from 1949 to 1963, he won four gold medals of the Soviet national championship (three times with VVS (1951–1953) and once with Dynamo, 1954). He won the USSR Cup in 1952 as a member of VVS. In 1950, he became a Soviet Sports Master. For opposing the theft of athletes by the National Hockey League, he was demonized as “ruthless” and suppressor of “freedom” by the corporate sports media.

Feb. 5, 1979: Coach Victor Tikhonov, talks to the Soviet National Hockey team during practice for the Challenge Cup Series game in New York's Madison Square Garden | RON FREHM / AP FILE PHOTO

Feb. 5, 1979: Coach Viktor Tikhonov, talks to the Soviet National Hockey team during practice for the Challenge Cup Series game in New York’s Madison Square Garden | RON FREHM / AP

AP | MOSCOW (Nov. 24) —Viktor Tikhonov, the Soviet hockey coach whose teams won three Olympic gold medals but fell to the United States in the Miracle on Ice, died after a long illness. He was 84.

Russia’s Kontinental Hockey League said early Monday that Tikhonov died during the night. He had been receiving treatment at home for an undisclosed illness that had left him unable to walk in recent weeks.

“The entire global hockey community has lost a great coach,” Vladislav Tretiak, who played goalie for Tikhonov’s Soviet team and now heads the Russian Hockey Federation, told Russia’s R-Sport news agency.

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Racist fans halt Chilean soccer match

San Marcos player  Emilio Renteria (Photo: Twitter).

San Marcos player Emilio Renteria from Venezuela (Photo: Twitter).

teleSUR (Nov. 22) – This is the second time that Venezuelan striker Emilio Renteria has been targeted with racists chants.

A first division soccer game in Chile was suspended Saturday when fans reduced a player to tears with racists insults.

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Mexico, Cuba and Colombia lead Veracruz Games

Central American and Caribbean Games logoteleSUR (Nov. 16) – At the 22nd Central American and Caribbean Games in Mexican port city of Veracruz, Mexico’s delegation has won 22 gold medals, with Cuban athletes taking 11 gold medals so far.

After two days of competition at the 2014 Central American and Caribbean Games in Veracruz, Mexico, the games are so far being dominated by the hosts, along with Cuba and Colombia.

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Veracruz becomes the capital of Central American and Caribbean sport

Beginning November 14, the city will play host to the XXII Central American and Caribbean Games, making Mexico a four-time host of the competition. OSCAR SÁNCHEZ SERRA

Central American and Caribbean Games logoCentral America and the Caribbean are partying in the Mexican city of Veracruz. With the lighting of the flame on November 14, to mark the start of the twenty-second edition of the Games, the oldest regional games of the modern era, the fraternal struggle to be the fastest, strongest and highest in more than 40 sports will begin. Continue reading

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