Tuesday, July 14, 2020
Aanchal Thakur. India's first International Medal in Ski competition. Photo by the official Aanchal Thakur's Instagram account.
NEW DELHI, India (Vianews) – Twenty-one years old, Aanchal Thakur who hails from a small hill town Manali, in the Himalayan State of India, has become the first Indian to win a medal in an International Skiing competition held in Turkey. She clinched the third position and won a bronze medal at Alpine Ejder 3200 Cup. The Skiing event...
FIFA headquarter in Switzerland. Photo by: MCaviglia.
LONDON (ViaNews) – A new book claims to shoot World Cup bribes back into the penalty area; a streaky, bobbling pass that emerges straight from disgraced former FIFA boss Sepp Blatter. ‘Whatever it takes – The inside story of the FIFA way’ is written by Bonita Mersiades, a whistle-blower who was a senior executive of the Australian FA’s unsuccessful bid...
FIFA World Cup 2010-06-15. Brazil-North Korea. Photo by: Marcello Casal Jr (ABr)
London, UK (ViaNews) - And now we know. The thirty-two teams in the 2018 World Cup have learned their fate following the draw for the group stages. The FIFA brown envelope fest is getting close to reaching the apex of its four-yearly cycle. As for the hosts, Russia, the lowest ranked team in the competition, well it looks...
Dele Alli playing fir England.
England’s apparently smooth progression to the finals of next year’s World Cup has hit an unexpected hurdle following a gesture made by midfielder Dele Alli. The Spurs star raised a single, middle finger in the direction of French referee Clement Turpin during his country’s 2-1 victory at home to Slovenia. The incident occurred during the second half of the match, which...
Vladimir Putin gave the start to the FIFA World Cup Trophy Tour at the Luzhniki Stadium. Photo by: Kremlin.ru.
The 32 national teams playing in the Russia World Cup have generated millions of new followers for both players and teams. According to Primetag, a platform that measures influence on social networks, Russia World Cup players gained over 15 million followers and had over 152 million interactions, during the first week alone. Among the winning teams on Social Media, the Portuguese,...
Anti-doping Agency of Kenya. Photo: Courtesy Anti-doping Agency of Kenya.
NAIROBI, Kenya (ViaNews) - More and more Kenyan athletes have been found culpable of doping according to a report released by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA). The report indicates that the outright naivety card was played by athletes in one of world sports’ prohibited dark arts. WADA, in conjunction with the Anti-Doping Agency of Kenya (ADAK), have worked to curb...
The Video Assistant Referee system, known as VAR, is soccer's first use of video technology to reach more accurate decisions.
LONDON (ViaNews) - As we reach the end of the first pool of matches it is a good time to reflect on the World Cup. Draws for Argentina, Brazil, and Spain, defeat for Germany and shock wins for Senegal and Japan create the impression that this is a competition where the underdog rules. Surprise outcomes are not quite...
UEFA Euro 2008 Qualifiers. England VS Estonia. Photo by: John the scone.
London, UK (VIAnews) - An injury time winner against the team ranked fifty-fifth in the world. A 1-0 victory over the team ranked 120th. England’s upcoming jaunt to Russia for the World Cup finals should not take up too much of the players’ summer holidays. To give an idea of the magnitude of the disappointment over the...
Aaron Bates playing for Team Puerto Rico hitting against the Dominican Republic at 2013 Serie del Caribe. Photo by: TooMuchInfo24.
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (ViaNews) - The "Caribbean Series" (possibly a reference to the World Series) is an annual event that connects the winners of the national tournaments of the countries in the "Caribbean Professional Baseball Conference (CBPC)": Mexico, Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, and Venezuela. Cuba as a guest country, and Colombia, Nicaragua,...

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