1989 Hillsborough Disaster

New inquiry launched into Hillsborough disaster

Trevor Hicks and other supporters pose outside the High Court in central London, after the High Court quashed the original accidental death verdicts returned on 96 Liverpool football fans who died in the 1989 Hillsborough disaster. Photo: AFP

A British court yesterday quashed accidental death verdicts returned after 96 Liverpool fans were crushed to death at the Hillsborough football stadium in 1989, while police launched a new probe into the disaster.

Thursday, 20 December, 2012, 2:37am

Return to standing at games an option

A bloodied Rio Ferdinand after he was hit by a coin thrown from the crowd. Photo: AP

"The gladiators enter the arena, the field of praise - Saturday's weather perfect for the occasion." So opens a short documentary by the BBC news programme Panorama, made in 1964. The presenter was at Anfield to report on the sociological phenomena aka The Kop, the famous terracing where the Liverpool fans stood, swayed and sung their hearts out - all 28,000 of them.

15 Dec 2012 - 3:00am

Short Sport, October 17, 2012

All Blacks centre Ma'a Nonu

Nuclear joke about goalie upsets Japanese

17 Oct 2012 - 12:01am

Police to be probed over conduct in Hillsborough soccer disaster

The largest independent probe into British police was launched yesterday to examine potential criminal actions by officers involved in the 1989 Hillsborough soccer disaster, in which 96 spectators died after a crowd crush in the stadium.

13 Oct 2012 - 4:19am

Short Sport, October 13, 2012

Edgar Davids

Malaysian official gets six-year dope ban

13 Oct 2012 - 4:01am

Ferguson calls for calm at Anfield ahead of United visit

Alex Ferguson has called for calm ahead of Manchester United's emotionally charged clash with bitter rivals Liverpool today.

United manager Ferguson is well aware that the eyes of the football world will be on Anfield for the 186th instalment of the English game's most volatile grudge match.

23 Sep 2012 - 2:28am

Stamping out soccer racism should start with a handshake

Stamping out soccer racism should start with a handshake

What’s in a handshake? Everything it seems. They have long been symbolic of friendship, co-operation and sportsmanship as well as presenting diplomatic minefields – little wonder the short ritual has been examined over the decades by an army of sociologists and cultural attachés.

22 Sep 2012 - 3:12am

Letters to the Editor, September 18, 2012

Fairly simple solution to Lo Wu chaos

On Wednesday, September 5, I saw Hong Kong police officers deployed on the bridge at the Lo Wu border crossing, attempting to protect hundreds of kindergarten and primary school students making their way to the mainland side.

18 Sep 2012 - 1:48am 2 comments

Hong Kong-based Liverpool fan relives the horror of Hillsborough

Liverpool fans (from left) Farhad Jowharshal, Jonathan Wharton, Ged Corless, Dave Oh, Laura Kelly and Rob Kelly. Photo: K.Y. Cheng

Ged Corless still remembers the crush of the crowd as he and fellow Liverpool fans forced their way out of the overcrowded enclosure at the Hillsborough stadium in Sheffield, northern England, on April 15, 1989.

16 Sep 2012 - 3:00am

British police may face action over Hillsborough disaster

People gather at St George's Place this week for a vigil in memory of the 96 victims of the Hillsborough stadium disaster in Liverpool. Photo: AP

British police accused of serious failings and a cover-up over the 1989 Hillsborough stadium disaster could face investigation after their force said on Thursday it was preparing to refer the case to the police watchdog.

14 Sep 2012 - 10:46am

David Cameron apologises to families of 96 victims of Hillsborough Disaster

This April 15, 1989 file photo, shows police, stewards and supporters as they tend to wounded fans on the pitch at Hillsborough Stadium, in Sheffield. Photo: AP

British Prime Minister David Cameron apologised yesterday to the families of the 96 victims of the 1989 Hillsborough stadium disaster for the "double injustice" they suffered.

13 Sep 2012 - 2:47am