The IOC would be well advised to do the same and apply any leverage it has to support Al-Araibi – not only because is it the right thing to do, but because they have an obligation to do so under the Olympic charter, which calls upon everyone in the Olympic movement to “place sport at the service of the harmonious development of humankind, with a view to promoting a peaceful society concerned with the preservation of human dignity”. … [Read more...] about Why Hakeem al-Araibi’s plight is a test of the Olympic movement itself
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Test events on Saturday, 12 September Aberdeen v Kilmarnock and Ross County v Celtic in the Scottish Premiership will both have up to 300 fans The Women's Super League match between West Ham United and Arsenal will have a maximum of 1,000 supporters Non-league clubs in the seventh tier of English football and below can also admit fans as a distinction has been drawn between recreational sport and elite sport. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus: How technology could keep football fans safe at stadiums
The internet is clogged with slide shows of empty, broken, useless stadiums built in the euphoria of a coming Olympics or World Cup then abandoned soon after, allowed to fill with weeds, rodents and other signs of human escape. Is there a better sign of Greece’s collapse than a pile of useless sports facilities crumbling since the torch went out in the summer of 2004? What use did Athens have for a baseball stadium anyway? It’s crumbling among the weeds just like the field hockey venue, the canoeing center and the training pool green with algae. … [Read more...] about ‘The Olympics are dead’: Does anyone want to be a host city any more?
The former president continued with his extreme views saying: 'I no longer know if we have the right to say monkey. What do we say now? The ten little soldiers? This progress society?' … [Read more...] about Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy sparks racism row after questioning whether he should be allowed to call people ‘monkeys’ during debate about the N-word