Category Archives: sport

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down the rabbit hole: depression in the premier league –

Down the rabbit hole: Depression in the Premier League – Wow. This is a very cool article. It’s by a professional footballer – a soccer player. It’s very well-written. A pleasure to read. The last thing I read about football … Continue reading

Memorial to prisoners of Syrets concentration camp by Jennifer Boyer © 2012 niall. All rights reserved.

death match in kiev, ukraine – NYTimes

A Soccer Game in Ukraine During World War II Echoes Through Time – German commentator: The crowd is going wild! [the camera pans through the audience, showing they’re completely silent] Escape to Victory So Euro 2012 heads towards its climax … Continue reading

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asymmetry–sow.html Yet another international soccer tournament. Yet another early exit by England. Yet another early exit on penalties. Hmm. It’s not rocket science. If you want to score penalties you have to practise penalties. So enough about football. It’s too … Continue reading

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olympic cyclist sir chris hoy on coaching Short and simple interview about coaching sports. Chris Hoy won three gold medals at the Beijing Olympics. He talks about motivation, setting goals and emulating the best. It’s really an elite athlete’s view of coaching rather than an experienced … Continue reading

judo gold just what the doctor ordered This is a cool article about the -48kg judo bronze medallist in Beijing, Paula Pareto. She is preparing for the London Olympics while she also studies to be a doctor. A real renaissance woman. I remember when rugby was … Continue reading