YouTube screengrab of Bruno Fernando, A Bola TV/Youtube The 21-year-old Angolan basketball player Bruno Fernando became the first of his country to join an NBA team, USA’s professional basketball league. On the morning of 20 June, the player was chosen for position 34 in the Philadelphia 76ers through the player selectionRead More →

Maracanã stadium, in Rio de Janeiro, shortly before the Peru versus Bolivia match. Photo by Tânia Rêgo/Agência Brasil, reproduction allowed with attribution. While some of the world’s best football players are on the field, TV cameras show thousands of empty seats in the Brazilian stadiums hosting this year’s Copa America,Read More →

Screenshot from “Playing Against Patriarchy: Muslim Girls own the ‘Male Space’ by Playing Football” video. This post was written by Grace Jolliffe and originally appeared on Video Volunteers, an award-winning international community media organisation based in India. A slightly edited version is published below as part of a content-sharing agreement.Read More →

Kami Rita Sherpa holds the record of climbing Everest 24 times, the most by any individual. Image from the Facebook page of Seven Summit Treks Pvt. Ltd. Used with permission. Climbing Mount Everest is on every adrenaline junkie’s wishlist, but Everest summiteer Kami Rita Sherpa has checked this off his list aRead More →

Shaki’s girls’ team is shaking the world. Photo by Chai-Khana.org. The following is a story by Chai-Khana.org and is republished by Global Voices under a partnership agreement. Text and video by Ayten Najaf and Nurlan Babazade. With 56 goals in 2017, 15-year old Nahida is a champion in her local girls’ football league. She andRead More →

“Smiles are free.” Retiring baseball superstar Ichiro Suzuki is also famous for his collection of offbeat t-shirts. Image widely shared on social media. On Thursday, March 21, Ichiro Suzuki, the most prolific slugger in baseball history, announced his retirement in front of fans at a Major League Baseball (MLB) exhibitionRead More →