Nigeria Team at the opening ceremony of the Games – Public Domain African countries who participate in the Winter Olympics face major hurdles to participation. Weather conditions, lack of funding and the unpopularity of winter sports are all obstacles for those looking to participate in the games at the OlympicRead More →

Basra International Stadium, Basra, Iraq. Photo by Yesar Al-Maleki via Wikimedia (CC BY 3.0) Iraq hosted a football match against Saudi Arabia for the first time in nearly four decades. The friendly match between the two national teams took place in the southern city of Basra with an attendance ofRead More →

Daniel Peredo. Image from Wikipedia (CC BY-SA 4.0). On February 19, 2018, Peruvian football fans received unexpected news. Sports journalist Daniel Peredo, well-known for his excitement while narrating football games, passed away due to a heart failure. He was 48-years-old. The surprise was even bigger because just the day beforeRead More →

Hannah Mouncey. Screenshot from YouTube video “60 Minutes Australia: Girl power (2017)” A transgender Aussie Rules football player has finally been given the go-ahead to compete in state level women’s competitions. In 2017, Hannah Mouncey was denied the opportunity to enter the national Australian Football League Women’s (AFLW) draft. TheRead More →

Nanga Parbat (Naked Mountain) is the world’s ninth highest mountain and the second highest in Pakistan (after K2). Image from Flickr by Ahmed Sajjad Zaidi. CC BY-SA 2.0. The world’s mountaineering community managed to crowdfund enough money to finance a rescue mission for French climber Elisabeth Revol, who had been scaling Pakistan’s NangaRead More →

The logo’s legend explains that the brick red rectangle on the far left is Crimea, the annexed peninsula that is the source of much of Russia’s latest woes // russia-brand.com With the 2018 FIFA World Cup beginning in June 2018, Russia’s federal tourism agency is seeking to put forth aRead More →

An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter from Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 22 (HSC-22), attached to the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1), performs humanitarian aid operations on the embattled island of Dominica following the landfall of Hurricane Maria. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Michael Molina/Released)170924-N-VK310-0009. ViaRead More →

Comics excerpt on display at the promotion. Panel 1: “Hey you, don’t move!” Panel 2: “It’s all right, I’m not running!” Photo courtesy of Comics Bookshop Bunker, used with permission. On 4 December in Skopje, independent publisher Comics Bookshop Bunker promoted an unusual graphic novel: a biography of Somali OlympicRead More →