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December 23, 2015

From Al Jazeera, Zurich, Switzerland

Whatever else may be wrong with Sepp Blatter, he is rarely boring.

Just as the international media assembled at the banned FIFA president's press conference in Zurich on Monday, Daft Punk's "Get Lucky" started blaring out over the PA...

September 19, 2014

From Al Jazeera

If you were walking past a cricket ground and a ball dropped from the sky and landed next to you, your first thought would probably not be “that must have been hit by a Korean”.

But you might start thinking differently this September when South Korea's ne...

February 18, 2014

From Al Jazeera, Borlänge, Sweden.

A minivan crunches to a stop on the frozen gravel and players get out to unload ice skates, helmets and sticks, before walking to the changing rooms, glancing at the rink where two Swedish teams are playing under floodlights and fallin...

September 7, 2012

From Al Jazeera, Köln, Germany

Much of the sporting world will only come to notice Manuel Charr on Saturday, when he gets into the ring with Vitali Klitschko in Moscow.

If the 27-year-old Syrian beats the 41-year-old Ukrainian, being noticed will turn to being famous....

October 20, 2011

From Al Jazeera, Auckland

Waka Nathan's life as an All Black could hardly be more different than that of the 15 men who will run out at Eden Park to face France in the Rugby World Cup final on Sunday.

His debut tour for the New Zealand Maori in his late teens earned him...

July 10, 2010

From Al Jazeera, Johannesburg.

Referees rarely get a fair crack of the whip.

After the World Cup final last night, I sat in my Netherlands shirt convinced that English official Howard Webb had denied the Dutch and eased Spain on their way to glory.

I texted as much to my...

January 23, 2010

From Al Jazeera, Luanda, Angola.

“You don’t grass on your mates.” That’s a lesson I learned through the stony glare of a fellow 13-year-old on a day at school I’d rather have forgotten.

Harsh early experiences teach us not to do it again. Unfortunately, one Angolan journ...

March 12, 2009

From Al Jazeera.


Kumar Sangakkara’s appointment as Sri Lanka cricket captain in place of Mahela Jayawardene comes just nine days after the team escaped from an ambush by heavily-armed killers on their way to a Test match in Lahore, Pakistan.


In a wide-ranging telephone...

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A sporting way to welcome migrants

February 18, 2014

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February 15, 2018

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