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  1. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, February 3, 2013

    Posted Feb 03rd 2013, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... that go into being a person of integrity and faith. Today, however, sport is increasingly associated with violence, drugs, sex, racism, cheating and money. Athletes are worshipped today ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Soccer must have zero tolerance for racism

    Posted Sep 30th 2012, 12:00am by RAY ODLUM

    ... SCMP Editorial No latitude on racism in soccer Television sports fans who switched from the Olympic Games to English Premier League soccer may ponder the contrast between the sportsmanship ... and the like. Such behaviour tarnishes the image of a sport that has bridged all barriers of class and race. Racism, among spectators as well as between the players, is adding a distasteful overtone. ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    China stifles Olympic athletes' own drive for success

    Posted Aug 13th 2012, 12:00am by Michael Chugani

    ... the appearance and habits of mainland visitors. A few hate e-mails followed. Some accused me of racism. As a Hong-Kong-born Indian, I found that particularly amusing. Aren't we supposed to be on the receiving end of it here? If a Hong Kong Chinese had discussed the difference in mannerisms between mainland visitors and locals, as many have already done, the charge of racism would not have been ...

  4. Expect grand end to glittering tourney

    Posted Jul 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... long weeks ago in Warsaw, Uefa president Michel Platini faced the media. He deflected with shrugs and defiant Gallic expressions the relentless questions about racism and poor infrastructure. ...

  5. Germans inspire awe in Ukraine

    Posted Jun 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... to the victory over 20th-century fascism. If there is racism, and I am sure there is, then it is not widespread. Soviet-style rudeness in some shops and cafes perversely adds to the charm. Earlier, ...

  6. A Polish wedding turns into a wake

    Posted Jun 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... president Michel Platini, Uefa chief refereeing officer Italian Pierluigi Collina and Dutch AC Milan midfielder Clarence Seedorf. That press conference was dominated by the racism row ... the honours and speak volumes over the racism din about this important part of Euro 2012. 'Football today, more than ever, needs a strong reminder that everyone is equal on and off the pitch, ...

  7. Draw like a victory for delusional fan

    Posted Jun 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... the Ukrainians are really helpful and I never experienced any problems. All these reports about widespread racism are rubbish. I'm not going back, though.' On the screen, England were lying so ...

  8. Playing a blinder against the bigots

    Posted Jun 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... with Peter Simpson The debate over nationalism, racism and football hooliganism, the touchpaper topics overshadowing the Euros, sizzled at Camp Wok before the much anticipated opening ... on the back. This group of late 20s, early 30s professionals, startled by the threats of racism and hooliganism, have decided against heading farther south and instead will watch Ireland v Croatia ...

  9. All aboard for the trip of a lifetime

    Posted Jun 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... for the final on July 1 to see who will hold aloft the Henri Delaunay Cup in the Olympic Stadium. As tradition dictates, ahead of the tournament off-pitch issues are making headlines, including racism ...

  10. Filling Dalglish's shoes a big job

    Posted May 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Henderson- largely failed to impress, and he was widely perceived to have mishandled the Luis Suarez racism storm. Even more damning, the team recorded their worst home record since 1953-54. ...




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