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.
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Despite Italian media’s partaking in Israel’s ‘sport-washing’, hundreds of Italians protested at various stages of the race. Israel paid $12 million to RCS Sport for the Giro promotion. | RAMZY BAROUD*
For the first time since its inception in 1909, the legendary Italian cycling race, Giro d’Italia kicked off outside Europe and, strangely enough, from the city of Jerusalem on May 4.
‘Was the 12 million dollars received by the organizers from Israel and its supporters a worthy price to ignore the suffering of Palestinians and to help normalize Israeli crimes against the Palestinian people?’
For the first time since its inception in 1909, the legendary Italian cycling race, Giro d’Italia kicked off outside Europe and, strangely enough, from the city of Jerusalem on May 4. Continue reading
Enjoy some of the moments of the Titan Tropic Cuba …
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
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.