Posts tagged as sport

Lithuanian football body says government support essential for sport to survive

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

The Lithuanian Football Federation (LFF) hopes that the government will provide support to football to help it overcome the consequences of the coronavirus crisis. “I very much hope that the government will give a helping hand to all sports in general, including football, since football clubs, competitions are in a strong need of [government] grants and money,” Edgaras Stankevičius, the secretary general of the LFF, told BNS last week. Football…

Ministry: to prevent damaging Latvian sports sector’s reputation, Lembergs should leave LOK

Friday, December 13, 2019

To avoid letting US sanctions negatively affect Latvian Olympic Committee (LOK) and spread to the reputation of the country’s sports sector, the ministry can only ask Aivars Lembergs step down as member of LOK Executive Committee, BNN was told by Education and Science Ministry. As stressed by the ministry: «Latvian Olympic Committee (LOK) is a non-government organization the executive committee of which also has Aivars Lembergs. It was voted on…

Estonian, Polish ministers of culture and sport discuss fight against doping

Friday, January 18, 2019

Estonia’s Minister of Culture Indrek Saar and Poland’s Minister of Sport and Tourism Witold Banka discussed cooperation between the two countries in sports at their meeting in Tallinn on Thursday, focusing on the topic of fight against  doping. “Poland has carried our several major reforms in the field of combating doping in recent years. Poland has evolved as an important  partner in this internationally. Close international cooperation is of utmost…

UK Championship: Ronnie O’Sullivan beats Mark Allen to win seventh title

Monday, December 10, 2018

Ronnie O’Sullivan won the UK Championship for a record seventh time by outclassing Mark Allen 10-6 in York. O’Sullivan retained his title to move to 19 World, UK and Masters trophies – surpassing Stephen Hendry’s record in the ‘Triple Crown’ events. A run of six frames in a row allowed the Englishman to dominate the final. Northern Ireland’s Allen rallied to trail 9-6, but O’Sullivan closed out the match with…

6 cities that rejected the Olympics

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Calgary’s bid to host the 2026 Winter Olympics is presumably finished after citizens voted “No” on Tuesday by over 56% against the city’s plan to bid for the Games. Those in the ‘No’ camp were jubilant at the result. “I think that people had enough of the establishment, telling us what to do, what to think,” local councillor Sean Chu said. “They tell you to spend millions, billions, it’s good…

Late goals are not good for the Bundesliga

By Jonathan Harding on Monday, September 17, 2018

In the final nine minutes (plus stoppage time) of Matchday 3, 13 goals were scored. In five games, those goals proved result-changing. For neutrals and the Bundesliga this is hugely entertaining, especially in a league short on competition, but it is also a very short-term gain that extends a long-term issue. In Wolfsburg, two goals came from set-pieces given away by needless fouls, while the final goal was scored because of an…