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February 15, 2018

From The Olympic Channel, Gothenburg, Sweden

Rasmus Dahlin steps into the drab conference centre next to the locker room at Frölunda Indians ice hockey club, looking much like any other 17-year-old in this part of Sweden.

Blond, tall, slightly awkward, and far from physi...

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...

June 22, 2014

From Al Jazeera, Rio de Janeiro.

“Out of Africa, always something new,” the Roman author Pliny the Elder was apparently fond of saying. But if he had been born a couple of millennia later and wore a football shirt instead of a toga, he may have held a different opinion.

June 13, 2014

From Al Jazeera, Belo Horizonte.

Twenty years ago, Colombia’s footballers arrived for the World Cup in the US and the team was hailed as one of the best on the planet.

Pele termed them favourites for the tournament. An unprecedented 5-0 away victory over Argentina had ca...

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 30, 2011

From Al Jazeera, Auckland

My Rugby World Cup ended on Monday in a sunlit car park, talking to the man who had just carried the Webb Ellis trophy through the streets of Auckland in front of tens of thousands of proud New Zealanders.

The one-on-one with Richie McCaw last...

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...

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