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Sighting. Sport and nature: a perfect combination

Enjoy some of the moments of the Titan Tropic Cuba …

Sport and nature: a perfect combination (+ photos)
Cyclists pedaling for stage four-Viñales Viñales (73 km), in Pinar del Rio, the first edition of the Titan Tropic Cuba by GAES of Mountain Bike. (Calixto Llanes / Juventud Rebelde)

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Sudden death in sports

The death of five athletes in one week stirred debate around a problem that affects the world of sports, Sudden Death Syndrome, writes RAIKO MARTÍN, sports columnist with Juventud Rebelde.

(24 September 2007) – IT WAS a typical August night when thousands of spectators in the Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán Stadium in Seville, Spain, along with millions of viewers across the country, fell silent when they saw soccer player Antonio Puerta collapse on the field. Continue reading

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Is sportsmanship another un-American activity?

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.

The west side of Col du Tourmalet viewed from the top — the highest paved road in the French Pyrénées at 2115m (6939’)

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Sacre bleu! Why is the Globe and Mail assassinating the athlete?

Part I of two articles on the Tour de France and the cynicism of the sports media*

By TONY SEED

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…)

ONE of the recurring adjectives sports journalists use to describe their own outlook is cynical. They seem to wear it as a hard-boiled badge of honour. They banter about it amongst themselves on the 24-hour sports talk shows. For years they joked about drugs in sports, unwillingly to take a stand. Athletes who spoke out honestly with a real concern for the direction of their sport received nothing but opprobrium for their trouble. Continue reading

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Athletes’ drug use must stop

By ANNE-MARIE GARCÍA*

SUMMER is traditionally the high season for sports, filled with triumphs and records, joy and celebration, goals and dreams. In 1998, however, the high spirits of the season were dampened, perhaps more than ever, by the problem of drug use.

For the first time ever, for example, the law was forced to intervene in the Tour de France cycling race, with the winning team’s coaches and Italian racer Mapei taken into custody. Continue reading

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