Photo by Flickr user Paata Vardanashvili. CC 2.0. The ex-Soviet nation of Georgia is gradually building itself a reputation as an emerging force in the sport of Rugby Union. Moments like this one help that cause. Georgia was already beating Canada by a comfortable margin — 40 points to 22
Afghanistan national football team before match with Japan, 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification, Azadi Stadium, Tehran. Photo by Javid Nikpour for Tasnim News Agency. CC 4.0 International License. In the end, the final of the Afghan Premier League’s (APL) championship was more of a night party than a sporting spectacle. That
Gholamreza Takhti in Tehran. Image from Namnak.com and distributed with the intention to share. Listen in on a group of young Iranians talking about sports and you are most likely to hear about football. The global fever over ‘the Beautiful Game’ has for decades captured the Middle Eastern country and
“Ryuga Akaishi, 15, is a Wheelchair Basketball Player from Japan, the youngest member of the Saitama Lions sitting basketball team in Tokyo.” Screencap from Olympic Channel (YouTube). Last year I commented on Japan’s poor showing at the Rio de Janeiro Paralympics. While the Japanese Paralympic team won 10 silver and
National Stadium in Lima, Peru, where the match between Peru and Colombia’s national teams will take place on October 11. Image on Flickr by user Christian Córdova (CC BY 2.0). Lately, “We depend on us” is the most heard phrase all over Peruvian media, whether sports-related or not. After 35
A television image taken from the PyeongChang Organizing Committee website. Caption (top-right): “Why was Japan omitted from a map on the official PyeongChang 2018 Olympic website? Japanese government protests.” Screencap from ANN official YouTube channel. The omission of Japan from a map on the official web page of the upcoming 2018
Players at blind football tournaments are wearing googles for both protection and to ensure equal opportunity for all players. Credit: EURO 2017 press photo, Ralf Kuckuck, BS Berlin The Russian national blind football team was declared the 2017 European Champions on 26 August after beating Spain in an intense final.