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  1. Jason Dasey

    Posted Nov 08th 2009, 12:00am by Jason Dasey

    ... Jason Dasey What was supposed to be a carefully choreographed sponsor's event with Cristiano Ronaldo as 'brand ambassador' was quickly ambushed by Spanish journalists, baying for blood. Real Madrid's Ronaldo was presented to the world& ...

  2. Jason Dasey

    Posted Sep 06th 2009, 12:00am by Jason Dasey

    ... Jacob Semenya, is not, in fact, 'a chip off the old block'. It's a storyline we've seen in sports too frequently: jealous rivals spouting diatribes against successful ... to the unwanted public scrutiny and says Semenya's case is another example of sport's reluctance to 'embrace natural human diversity and protect its athletes'. 'This has nothing ...

  3. Jason Dasey

    Posted Sep 13th 2009, 12:00am by Jason Dasey

    ... of the world's fastest growing sports market. And they've apparently reacted to earlier predictions that the global recession would ease quickest here by stacking their calendars with Asian dates. ... sporting event and the country's second largest behind the Formula One Grand Prix at Sepang. Once again, a more mature tennis market like Hong Kong is left without an official event. 'I ...

  4. Jason Dasey

    Posted Jul 26th 2009, 12:00am by Jason Dasey

    ... Raymond So Chi-hung, the Sports Science and Medicine Co-ordinator at the Hong Kong Sports Institute, says the shift in emphasis to conditioning and strength training is preventing many ... in a wide range of sports is helping change societal attitudes about growing older. 'Ageing used to be a concrete concept that once you passed 30, you were old,' So said. 'But today ...

  5. Jason Dasey

    Posted Oct 11th 2009, 12:00am by Jason Dasey

    ... courses and without a full-time professional, golf has been a mostly recreational sport on the Cook Islands, often played by expatriates and tourists. 'We are only a small nation ... carpets compared to what we were used to.' With a handicap of four, Raemaki has made a remarkable progression after only taking up the sport seriously in the wake of his inury-ruined rugby ...

  6. Jason Dasey

    Posted Sep 27th 2009, 12:00am by Jason Dasey

    ... fair play seems to have been forgotten, with 'Crashgate' following 'Spygate' and other assorted controversies as the sport lurches from one scandal to another. The c-word- ... not going to sit here and stick up for the sport because I'm disgusted as much as the fans are,' said Webber, fourth on the drivers' standings. 'It's disappointing ...

  7. Jason Dasey

    Posted Nov 01st 2009, 12:00am by Jason Dasey

    ... all-expenses-paid trips to compete at the Wimbledon of the sport. The Empire State Building Run-Up is held every February in the historic skyscraper in Manhattan, once the world's tallest building. Two ... that it was in my city definitely helped. I was immediately sold on the sport.' Rather than becoming a run-up specialist, Ribeiro continued his regular training routine but began incorporating stair ...

  8. Jason Dasey

    Posted Aug 09th 2009, 12:00am by Jason Dasey

    ... 'baring it all' might be the way forward for the sport. 'The best way to judge an athlete for technique, speed and character is to throw away all suits and swim nude,' he wrote for SBS Sport. 'It's not like it isn't happening already thanks to swimsuit malfunctions.' It made me wonder if Hall was that unfortunate guy swimming behind me. But how about ...

  9. Jason Dasey

    Posted Jun 28th 2009, 12:00am by Jason Dasey

    ... no harm to football if the sport decides to move into the 21st century. This month's Confederations Cup in South Africa put the spotlight back on a hot talking point, with claims ... explained how his eyes had been opened after watching referees in rival sports- most of whom are electronically aided- in his native Australia. '[But] football stands out as opposed to rugby ...

  10. Jason Dasey

    Posted Nov 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Jason Dasey

    ... be opened up for discussion because it could create greater interest in the rugby-obsessed nation. The play-off against Bahrain attracted a crowd of 35,100 to the Westpac Stadium, but sports fans ...




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