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Will Egan Bernal really make Colombia ‘one of the greatest cycling nations’?

Tour de France: Egan Bernal can make Colombia ‘one of the greatest cycling nations’

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Egan Bernal is the toast of his country after becoming the first man from a Latin American nation to win the Tour de France, and his team boss Dave Brailsford of the British Ineos monopoly is promoting that the young cyclist’s success could start something big in Colombia.

The 22-year-old ensured that victory would be his by riding stronger than his closest rivals on the Alpine stages, before safely negotiating the 21st stage into Paris on Sunday July 28 and finishing more than a minute ahead of team-mate Geraint Thomas.

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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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Brazil 2 – Colombia 1

2014 FIFA World CupA great match, and what camaraderie and sportsmanship at the end. Players for Colombia were obviously disappointed, and those for Brazil were incredibly respectful of their challengers. That’s how the game should be played… (Thanks Mark Rushton)

It was a rough match. There were a total of 54 fouls in the match — the most at this World Cup. Continue reading

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Ethics: The fixers and the officials

South Africa versus Colombia, May 27, 2010. According to reports from officials, this match was most likely fixed. In this artivcle, Declan Hill reveals close ties between the fixers and officials | Salymfayad/Flickr

South Africa versus Colombia, May 27, 2010. According to reports from officials, this match was most likely fixed | Salymfayad/Flickr

“The fixers have, at times, gone into the offices and boardrooms of the top officials who organize the sport,” writes Declan Hill*, who uncovers how match-fixing on high level has taken place with the connivance of top-level soccer officials.

It was a symbolic game – South Africa versus Colombia, May 27, 2010. The game took place a few days before the World Cup, it was in the beautiful new stadium at Soccer City in Johannesburg. The South Africans before a raucous crowd of vuvuzela-totting fans won 2-1. The stadium, indeed the entire event, was a sign that a new South African was ready for the international stage. It seemed to show that this was a South Africa that had emerged from apartheid to become a prosperous, multi-cultural society. It was a wonderful day for sport and society.

The only problem was that the game was probably fixed. Continue reading

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Coca-Cola – Colombia: Replay of the 1970s & 1980s

Coca-Cola is a leading corporate sponsor of FIFA and the Olympics and marketed as an iconic symbol of the “American way of life.” We are printing the following indepth report on its practice for the information of readers; its abuses in Colombia, now being integrated into NATO: “Replay of the 1970s & 1980s.”

SINALTRAINAL’s leadership has steadfastly showed the courage and determination to stand up against Coca-Cola, paramilitary threats and death squads. Union President Javier Correa leads demonstraion in Colombia (Photo from “The Coca-Cola Case”)

Strong labor unions are critical to improve wages, working conditions and human rights for all workers and for democracies to flourish. For workers in Colombia and Guatemala, a strong union can also mean the difference between life and death. According to “The Coke Machine,” by Michael Blanding, published in September 2010, “…the union members do look to the lawsuit and the Killer Coke Campaign as the reason they are still alive.” Continue reading

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