Familiar Fear in a Foreign Land

Learning MMA in Romania

Tuesday, 1st September 2015

By Andrew Hoskins, United States

It was raining the Friday I was in Bucharest, and as I jogged out of Old Town and onto Splaiul Independentei, I began to feel that old, dusty sense of raw fear that had gripped me ...

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    Sports:

    A Great Catalyst for Self Knowledge?

    Friday, 14th February 2014

    By Anca Coman, Romania

    Muhammad Ali, one of the greatest professional boxers, used to say: “Champions aren't made in the gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them - a ...

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    WHY IPL HAS COME TO STAY

    Tuesday, 29th April 2014

    By Anirudh Murali, India

    The Indian Premier League was launched in the year 2008 by Lalit Modi, a business magnate. What started as a twenty20 tournament between Indian franchises has now captured the ...

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    No Impediment for Champions:

    Snooker - The 'Highway' to Success!

    Wednesday, 28th May 2014

    By Anca Coman, Romania

    „Touching ball! Fault! Free ball!” These were the words that resounded in a room full of tables, balls and  dressed up gentelmen. Surprisingly, expressions ...

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    How the Mighty Have Fallen

    An Insight Into How and Why Romanian Football Is in A Dire Situation

    Friday, 1st August 2014

    By Arthur Vickers, United Kingdom

    Romania currently lies in 28th in the world football rankings, just 8 places behind England (although that’s not saying much…). Although this may not seem that bad to ...

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    Sir Alex Ferguson Bids Adieu

    Thursday, 27th June 2013

    By A.Siva Vignesh, Velammal College, India

    Sir Alex Ferguson to retire this summer, Manchester United Football Club confirms. He will remain as club director and ambassador. Scot to stand down after 26 years in charge at ...

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    Bulls, Beds and a Banquet of Sugar

    Thursday, 28th February 2013

    By Isabelle Brotherton-Ratcliffe, United Kingdom

    Bull running. It was not entirely clear to me whether this meant ...

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    A Beautiful Game?

    Friday, 5th October 2012

    By Zack Sanderson, United Kingdom

    There’s one ongoing discussion amongst the hardcore football fans up and down the country, they just can’t stop arguing whether or not football players in this country ...

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    The IRB World Cup:

    South Africa's Game of Choice

    Friday, 25th May 2012

    By Xabiso Nobathana, South Africa

    South Africa is a country of great diversity and long-lasting scars from the past. Politically and economically we have struggled to forge an identity for ourselves and the wrongs ...

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    African Nations Cup:

    Zambia Honours the Fallen with Victory

    Monday, 11th June 2012

    By Xabiso Nobathana, South Africa

    The human spirit can be a powerful thing, especially when motivated and spurred on by the drive to pay tribute to fallen heroes.

    The memory of 18 players killed in an air crash ...

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  • The Ties That Bind:

    Celebrating South African Sports Culture In Paarl

    Friday, 25th May 2012

    By Mia Joubert, South Africa

    Every year, a small town in the heart of the Western Cape's wine region is transformed ...

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  • 'Mes que un club'

    A Truly International Football Club

    Friday, 25th May 2012

    By Cecilie T. Winström (Denmark), Bolivia

    No matter where I go,, I cannot avoid seeing the well-known red and blue striped Bacelona Football Club jersey. I take a trip to Paris, I see people with it, I take a trip to ...

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