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Qatar hires ‘$8 fake fans’ to fill empty stadiums

Jassim Bin Hamad stadium in Doha, Qatar (Reuters/Fadi Al-Assaad)

Jassim Bin Hamad stadium in Doha, Qatar | Reuters/Fadi Al-Assaad

Migrant workers in Qatar get one dollar an hour for sitting in the stadiums and pretending to have fun, to applaud and to do the wave, AP reports. Sometimes they even were asked to dress like Qataris in white robes and head-scarves.

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Legendary Cuban volleyball coach passes away

Eugenio George Laffita – considered to be the best women’s team coach of the 20th century by the International Volleyball Federation (FIVB)

Eugenio George with the fantastic Morenas del Caribe.

Eugenio George Laffita, prize-winning coach who for years trained Cuba’s women’s volleyball teams, winners of three Olympic and two World Championship gold medals, died May 31, at 81 years of age, of cancer.
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