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  1. Action being taken over reports of violence, say Sevens organisers

    Posted Apr 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... the allegations of violence. ...

  2. Sport - Soccer - BRAZIL

    Brazil plans crackdown on soccer hooligans ahead of 2014 World Cup

    Posted Aug 29th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Rio de Janeiro Brazil plans crackdown on growing fan violence With 10 months to go to the Confederations Cup and as the countdown starts to the 2014 World Cup, Brazilian officials said they would not tolerate fan violence. The country, which last hosted the World Cup in 1950, is setting up a specialist police investigation centre to deal with hooliganism, ...

  3. Sport - Soccer

    Soccer Digest

    Posted Aug 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... after fan violence mars match Government security officials have closed Boca Juniors' stadium as a penalty for fan violence at the end of a match on Wednesday against Independiente in the Copa Sudamericana. Dario Ruiz, a top official of the office of Security Policy, said Boca's Bombonera stadium would be closed for at least one league match. Violence broke out after ...

  4. Harsh measures vital to stop rioters

    Posted Aug 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... for Spurs' London home ground at White Hart Lane, not far from where the violence began last weekend, has been postponed in the interests of safety. The concerns of police are understandable, even though about 10,000 extra officers have been assigned to London's streets to restore order and prevent violence from erupting again. Combined with heavy rain on Wednesday night, this has ...

  5. 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 for the money they make, for their on-field violence, off-field partying, egos, bravado, brawling, and posturing. Technical and athletic excellence in certain sports has given way to steroid physiques, ...

  6. Fascism stalks Italy's stadiums

    Posted Dec 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Lorenzo Tondo

    ... violence on a weekly basis. In response to the death of Sandri, the Italian Soccer Federation suspended several Serie A games and banned all fans from attending matches. Last Sunday, four Serie ... a lesson and this was the one the authorities felt was most reasonable. Problem is, the lesson is long overdue. Italy has a long-standing problem with violence at soccer stadiums and this has only ...

  7. Time for Italian football to adopt the English cure

    Posted Feb 04th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The English disease has struck again, although it is no longer fair to pin that label on football violence. After many fans lost their lives in appalling tragedies that can be laid ... violence still occurs at other venues like pubs, where a recent brawl resulted in three being jailed and banned from attending games for years, and six more receiving suspended sentences. ...

  8. Sport - Other Sport - PARALYMPICS

    Polio runner Mudassar Baig poised to inspire Pakistanis at London Paralympics

    Posted Aug 28th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse Polio runner out to inspire Pakistanis Pakistani polio survivor Mudassar Baig dreams of winning a medal at the Paralympics, hoping to inspire a nation troubled by corruption, Taliban violence and lost sporting glory. "It's a dream come true for me and I want to be a role model- not only for disabled people in my country but also for the able-bodied ...

  9. Politics in the blood

    Posted Jan 21st 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... B. J. Lee, Seoul It seems that South Koreans love violent sports, if not violence itself. Every night, TV channels show hours of combative sports, such as wrestling. More recently, ... for showing the violence on a station that is financed, in part, by viewers' fees. As a result, the station said it would no longer run K-1 and other martial arts, a decision which, naturally, ...

  10. A matter of life and death

    Posted May 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... story between Kurono and Tae. 'Part two is richer and more romantic than part one,' producer Takahiro Sato says. 'I bawled my eyes out.' Contains violence and frightening ...




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