Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Sports Desk

More reports from the sports desk (that's twice now!);

Baseball...

Breaking news: Obama throws a ball!

Actually it turns out there is a real news story there, courtesy of the ever excellent David Zirin. more...
Swimming...
Well done Rebbecca Adlington for refusing to use the high tech sports gear. Why should the competition be about who has the richest sponsor? more...
Olympics...
Whilst the London Olympics are rife with prostitution fears. Police believe there will be a surge in trafficking and it's likely we will see a big crackdown the nearer the games get. more...
On the other side of the coin, and the world a New Zealand Olympic hopeful has opened a brothel to raise the money to attend. more...
World Cup...
Last week I told you that South Africa stadium workers were on strike. This week I can tell you they won a 12% pay increase! more...
Cricket...
David Mitchell denounces the role of money in cricket (and gets in a dig about climate change too). more...
And finally...
The Onion asks "Why is the NASCAR not done on thousands of bicycles?" more...

3 comments:

weggis said...

You really are shit at Sport.

Jim Jay said...

Urgh - thanks.

Which of the links did you think was particualrly shit?

Adlington's stance on swimwear is particualrly important I thought as the focus on wealth means that good swimmers from poor countries will find it impossible to win medals simply because of where they come from.

I do think that's wrong - what about you?

weggis said...

You didn't mention England beating Oz at Lords for the first time since the 30s!

And yes I think it's not cricket too!