Archive for October, 2005

Good interview in todays Independent newspaper in the UK with Chealsea Football Club’s Chief Executive Peter Kenyon in which he talks about his plans for the club and tries to explain how he is doing things differently at Chelsea. Interestingly, while North America is a focus for growth for the club, Kenyon still see China […]

The International Olympic Committee has conceded defeat in its effort to persuade the Italian government to impose a moratorium on a stringent law against doping during the Turin Games, which begin Feb. 10.”It is clear indeed that there will be no amendments on the law,” Jacques Rogge, the I.O.C. president, said Friday at the conclusion […]

I was watching Sky News Sportsline show on Friday evening and came across some grainy video footage of Barcelona’s Brazilian striker Ronaldinho performing kick-ups on a training pitch then volleying the ball from outside the penalty area against the crossbar and catching the ball on his chest, he repeated this no less than four times […]

The sports news was today full of the story that PGA European Tour golfer Jean Van de Velde is looking to apply for a place in the Women’s Open on the grounds that “If women enter our tournaments it applies that men can play with women.” You may recall Van de Velde as the golfer […]

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has decided against including women’s boxing at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, China.But IOC director of sport Kelly Fairweather insists the sport could still make its debut in London in 2012. BBC SPORT | Boxing | Women’s boxing ruled out for 2008 The IOC have moved in the right […]

As for the mission, it remains the same and it plagues us, constantly, like a knife in the back: to guarantee in the best possible way equal chances for all competitors, which evidently means respecting the rules. In other words, the war against doping. A war that is never entirely won, as we are only […]

An interesting article in the Guardian caught my eye today regarding the use of performance-enhancing drugs in the sport of professional cycling, with UCI doctor Mario Zorzoli and WADA chief Dick Pound both giving their opinions on whether the sport is doing enough to combat doping. Yes, says Dr Mario Zorzoli, Union Cycliste Internationale, doctor […]