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Posts Tagged ‘sport’

The Success of Cameroon at Afcon 2017

Gabriel Bouys/AFP   By Ennin Kwaku Godfred   The 5 Important Lessons for all.

Sport and political issues have always mixed

AP photo   By Rupen Savoulian In an article for The Conversation, Daryl Adair, a professor of Sport Management at the University of Technology, Sydney, makes a pertinent observation regarding the interaction between sport and politics:

Colin Kaepernick sat down to make all of us consider what we stand for

Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP   By Rupen Savoulian The quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers, Colin Kaepernick, refused to stand for the American national anthem prior to the commencement of an NFL game. Why should this small act of defiance generate so much controversy and debate?

Intercollegiate athletics, a uniquely American malignancy

John Beale/AP   By Don Krieger

Photography, who sees what…cascading short thoughts

Bayo Omoboriowo   By Fatimah Bakare-Dickson   Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving. What you have caught on film is captured forever… it remembers little things, long after you have forgotten everything – Aaron Siskind In marking the world photography day, which was marked a few days ago, I decided not […]

Unveiling the Olympic coverage in Rio

Lucy Nicholson/Reuters   By Ahmed Tharwat The contrasting images of the fully clothed Egyptian women’s beach volleyball team playing the scantily clad German team was at the forefront of the media’s coverage as well as the internet during the Rio 2016 Olympics.

Golfing with a Trump supporter

By Ahmed Tharwat I took up golfing right after I realized that as a Muslim I wanted to be assimilated, besides I couldn’t play soccer anymore, couldn’t run, so I took walking as a sport.

The Pocket Hercules lifted himself to world glory, but left his community behind

By Rupen Savoulian Naim Suleymanoglu, born in Bulgaria of Turkish descent, is a world champion weightlifter. Born Naim Suleimanov in 1967, his talent for weightlifting was recognised at an early age. Sent to a special school for budding weightlifters, his coach called him a child prodigy, and the wonder kid was set for a remarkable […]

Muhammad Ali – the athlete-activist whose example lives on

By Rupen Savoulian Tributes to the late great boxer Muhammad Ali have been overflowing since the announcement of his passing earlier this month.

I’m The Greatest…!

By Ahmed Tharwat The presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump reacted to President Obama’s assertion that Muslims are our sports heroes, questioning “What sports is he talking about, and who?” I’m not interested in engaging in a sports contest, especially with a rich white man with a bad hairpiece. But my admiration for a black Muslim […]

Nigeria is great, but the greatest is Muhammad Ali

By Prince Charles Dickson “If you even dream of beating me you’d better wake up and apologize” – Muhammad Ali. Muhammad Ali—the three-time heavyweight-boxing champion, the incredible humanitarian, the inspiration for the activism of athletes all over the nation—passed away on Friday, June 3, and the world is in mourning.

Watery Cricket

By Ananya S Guha The decision of an Indian High court to shift premises of the IPL because of drought conditions, and also because of water scarcity has been debated by many including former cricketers and icons. Some of the arguments run on these lines: why only cricket as a sport has been chosen, what […]

Cricket, Children and Code of Conduct

By Sheuli Akter For dozens of disadvantaged boys and girls undoubtedly the moments were memorable because for the first time in life they saw the national cricket team players’ practice session, sitting on the sidelines. The moments will last long in their memories as they had the opportunity to talk to their heroes.