A HISTORICAL day for Korean sport. A mixed pair in table tennis – a South Korean player and a North Korean player – won the gold medal, the first gold medal for united Korea after 27 years at the Korean Open held in Daejon. Continue reading
By MICHAEL PAVITT
(July 15) – International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach has congratulated Russian President Vladimir Putin on the success of the FIFA World Cup and claimed it was time to bring “Russian sport fully back into the international sports community” following the Sochi 2014 doping scandal.
By JAMES DIAMOND
(July 16) – North and South Korea are to join forces again and compete together at the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) Shinhan Korea Open. Continue reading
It was recently confirmed that Portuguese football star Cristiano Ronaldo is leaving Real Madrid for Juventus ahead of the start of the next season, and while many Italian football fanatics are excited by his entry into the Serie A League, the move has sparked some condemnation. Continue reading
(July 9) – Lightweight footwear under one hundred grams; swimsuits designed by experts in hydrodynamics that “cut” through the water with maximum efficiency; sensors placed in different accessories that calculate heart rate and provide other real time information; rackets that reduce vibration transfer resulting from the impact of the ball… Continue reading
The virtuous English are the greatest divers and fifth-rate thespians. In the World Cup game today against Colombia, the American referee Mark Geiger flashed yellow when an English player dived during a penalty kick; the band in the stands unashamedly tried to play “Rule Britannia” and “God Save the Queen” (in Russia!) – but who was singing? England threw its match in the opening round against Belgium allegedly “to rest players” and avoid meeting Brazil later in the knock-out stage; even then the “rested” players began to expire against Colombia around the 80th minute – but who was singing? The English advance after 120+ minutes in a shoot out due to two feet (Uribe and Bacca’s) not their own – but who is singing? The BBC, invoking divine delusions, calls it all “redemption” for English defeat upon defeat at the World Cups.
Colombia conceded 23 fouls in Tuesday’s tense clash, compared to England’s thirteen. The Latin American squad was shown six out of the eight yellow cards. Geiger also awarded England a spot kick | © REUTERS / Christian Hartmann
Tony Seed, Facebook, 3 July 2018
MOON of ALABAMA
(June 20) – The “western” reporting on the World Cup in Russia is a stream of continuous Russia bashing. Some positive remarks are made about the obviously excellent atmosphere and organization. But no piece gets published that does not include a reinforcement of the official anti-Russian propaganda lines. Continue reading