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  1. Sport - Soccer - COLOMBIA V IVORY COAST

    Possession key to curbing Elephants' speed and power

    Posted Jun 18th 2014, 10:46pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Brasilia For two unbeaten sides, victory in this group C match virtually guarantees passage into last 16 Possession key to reining in the Elephants Colombia ... to make their high-tempo, highenergy game plan work against the Africans but Colombia midfielder Fredy Guarin says the South Americans will look to bypass the physical advantages of the Elephants ...

  2. Sport - Soccer

    Will World Cup soccer stadium in Amazon become a white elephant?

    Posted Sep 29th 2013, 12:00am by NYT

    ... Sam Borden in Manaus, Brazil Critics say 42,000-seat arena is not appropriate in rainforest, but others say it will draw fans Will Amazon stadium be a white elephant? The most challenging ... as the similar projects in Brasilia and in Cuiaba, note the lack of top-division soccer teams in those cities and call the expensive stadiums "white elephants". This is not uncommon. Similar ...


    Inside Incheon: Hosting the Games is a financial strain for most cities in Asia

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 10:45pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... be a sport, the Incheon organising committee had no option but to build it. Fears that most of these facilities will become white elephants are well founded. Only a 45-minute taxi ride away is Seoul, ...

  4. Sport - Hong Kong

    Left field: Project Phoenix becoming a white elephant

    Posted Nov 04th 2012, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... board. Phoenix becoming a white elephant ...

  5. Sport - Soccer - World cup 2014

    Greek tragedy for Ivory Coast as last-minute Georgios Samaras penalty sends Africans home

    Posted Jun 25th 2014, 06:32am

    ... for his country. However, the game turned on its head 16 minutes from time when finally the Elephants put a class move together Salomon Kalou feeding Gervinho, who slipped the ball inside ... boots while Drogba bows out. The result also convinced Ivory Coast coach Sabri Lamouchi that his  adventure with the ’Elephants’ was at an end. “My contract comes to an end at this World Cup ...

  6. Sport - Soccer - JAPAN V IVORY COAST

    Will technical expertise of Japan outfox powerful Ivory Coast?

    Posted Jun 13th 2014, 10:26pm by AFP

    ... and driving runs of African Player of the Year Yaya Toure and exciting young fullback Serge Aurier. Whether it is Japan's guile or the Elephants' physical force, whoever comes out on top ... the Frenchman, who at 42 is the youngest coach at the finals. The Elephants' "Golden Generation", led by veteran Didier Drogba, bowed out at the group stage in each of the last two World ...

  7. Sport - Racing

    Deposed champion Whyte marks end of an era but still proud of strong season

    Posted Jul 05th 2014, 09:26pm by Alan Aitken

    ... the same thing- only the number changed- every year since 2001, but this time he was right. And to some extent, for this yellow-jersey bearer, it was about the bike. The elephant in the room has ... and the trainer would make a Trappist monk look chatty when it comes to elaborating. "It's not something I'm willing to discuss," says Whyte, and the elephant in the room looks to have ...

  8. Sport - 2014 World Cup

    Ivory Coast 2 Japan 1: Didier Drogba factor sees Africans turn around early setback

    Posted Jun 15th 2014, 12:26pm by AFP

    ... the hour mark before going on to turn the game on its head. Within five minutes of the veteran striker’s arrival on the rain-soaked surface, the Elephants scored twice, both times from Serge Aurier ... “They are stronger than us in the penalty box so we needed to prevent the crosses from coming in. I thought we could win the game but now our backs are against the wall.” The Elephants ...

  9. Sport - Soccer - GREECE V IVORY COAST

    Will third time be the charm for bridesmaids Ivory Coast or Greece?

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 09:33pm by Reuters

    ... Konan played in that match, but missed the Elephants' subsequent 2-1 loss to Colombia with a knee injury. Coach Sabri Lamouchi is hoping he will be fit again in time to face the Greeks. ...

  10. Sport - Rugby

    After the final whistle, the ‘legacy game’ begins

    Posted May 05th 2014, 02:38pm by Robbie McRobbie

    ... supplement story that typically appears four years after the event and which highlights the crumbling “white elephant” stadiums, the half-finished road-and-rail projects, and the displaced ...




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