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Category Archives: Sports

DR Congo Paralympians seek asylum in UK

As Britain’s spectacular summer of sport comes to an end with the closing of the Paralympic Games, athletes, coaches and spectators are preparing to go home. But one group from the Democratic Republic of the Congo is hoping to stay. Six athletes and coaches are trying to claim asylum in...
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New Funding for Olympic Greenprint.

New funding to start projects providing a ‘greenprint’ to help local residents turn derelict land into refreshing green spaces, recycle more, and travel more sustainably, has been announced by Environment Secretary Caroline Spelman. Using the inspiration of the Olympic Games, Defra’s £800,000 Inspiring Sustainable Living grants will help local community...
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Game Venues of the 2012 London Olympics.

Aquatics Centre (London); Athletes’ Village (London); Basketball Arena (London); BMX Circuit (London); City of Coventry Stadium (Coventry); Earls Court (London); Eton Dorney (Windsor, Berks); Eton Manor (London); ExCeL (London); Greenwich Park (London); Hadleigh Farm (Essex); Hampden Park (Glasgow); Hampton Court Palace (London); Handball Arena (London); Hockey Centre (London); Horse Guards...
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Severe Punishment for Olympic Ticket Touts.

Touts who attempt to sell tickets for the Olympic and Paralympic Games will be hit with fines of up to £20,000, Home Secretary Theresa May announced today during a visit to the OIympic Park. The government intends to increase the penalty for ‘touting’ – selling Olympic and Paralympic tickets in...
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Clubs Await Decision on Beckham.

(News from BBC)Tottenham are among several Premier League clubs waiting to hear whether Los Angeles Galaxy will release David Beckham this month for a loan deal. Manager Harry Redknapp says the 35-year-old is keen to join Spurs, while Newcastle and Blackburn are interested. The Major League Soccer season resumes on...
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Premier League Race Still Wide Open- Wenger.

(From BBC)  Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger believes the Premier League title race is still wide open going into 2011. Manchester City assistant boss Brian Kidd reckons leaders Manchester United are title favourites, insisting: “It’s theirs to lose, it’s in their hands.” But Wenger said: “It’s an opinion that you can...
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LUOL DENG: Success Story of an Immigrant

Luol Deng Early life When he was young, his father Aldo, a member of the Sudanese parliament, moved the family to Egypt to escape the Second Sudanese Civil War. In Egypt, they met former NBA center Manute Bol, another Dinka, who taught Deng’s older brother, Ajou Deng, how to play...
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