Blog van Cumey21 – Archief Maart 2022 (18)

Diving into the debate over trans athletes

Twenty-one-year-old Lucas Draper is not someone you'd want to challenge in the gym. Just watching his sit-up routine is enough to make your abs hurt. Draper is a junior on the men's swimming and diving team at Oberlin College in Ohio.

"I was in the water before I could walk," he told correspondent Lee Cowan. "I started swimming competitively when I was about nine."

Draper came here to compete from Australia. But after he broke his hand, he decided that this season he'd just…


Toegevoegd door cumey21 op 27 Maart 2022 op 20.49 — Geen reacties

Saudi Arabian Grand Prix will go ahead after missile attack

The Saudi Arabian Grand Prix is expected to go ahead as planned after hours of meetings following a missile attack near the track in Jeddah.

The drivers spent four hours after practice on Friday discussing whether the race should be run.

But eventually at 2.30am local time on Saturday, after further reassurances from bosses, they agreed to race.

After an extraordinary series of events, team bosses emerged from the meetings to say: "We will be racing."



Toegevoegd door cumey21 op 26 Maart 2022 op 8.14 — 2 commentaren

Ukrainian Women's Soccer Club Adjusts to Life in Germany

The players of Ukrainian women's soccer club FC Kryvbas are living and training in Germany after being forced to leave their home when Russia invaded.

COLOGNE, Germany (AP) — On the day Russian troops surged into Ukraine a month ago, the players of women's soccer club FC Kryvbas were heading to the airport on their way to a training camp and games in Turkey.

They had to abort the trip as Russian missile strikes hit their home city of Krivyi Rih.

The players are now…


Toegevoegd door cumey21 op 25 Maart 2022 op 0.07 — Geen reacties

Chelsea: Club allowed to sell tickets after government alters licence

Chelsea will be allowed to sell tickets to away games, cup matches and fixtures involving the women's team after the UK government made alterations to the club's special licence.

The club have been unable to sell tickets since owner Roman Abramovich was sanctioned by the government as part of its response to Russia's invasion of Ukraine

Under the changed licence, proceeds from ticket sales will go directly to the Premier League and then be distributed to the relevant…


Toegevoegd door cumey21 op 24 Maart 2022 op 19.49 — Geen reacties

After MotoGP, Mandalika Street Circuit awaits more sports events

President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) has expressed pleasure over the successful implementation of the 2022 Pertamina Grand Prix of Indonesia (MotoGP) at the Pertamina Mandalika International Street Circuit, Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara (NTB).

The MotoGP race was held from March 18 to 20.

"This is a big event of a very extraordinary motorsport and I want to express my deepest gratitude, especially to the people of NTB, particularly Lombok, who have given their full support," Widodo said…


Toegevoegd door cumey21 op 23 Maart 2022 op 21.38 — Geen reacties

Jurgen Klopp exclusive interview: Luis Diaz's impact at Liverpool explained

The Liverpool manager is talking about Luis Diaz, the January signing from Porto who has done more than score twice in the Premier League - he has shifted the dynamic in the title race. Jamie Carragher thinks Liverpool are favourites because of his arrival.

Had Diaz needed more time to adapt to his new surroundings, that would have been understandable. Klopp himself acknowledges that. "Every coach would say the same about a January signing. You do it, but if you could, you would do it…


Toegevoegd door cumey21 op 22 Maart 2022 op 21.50 — 2 commentaren

Sports figures donate to Ukrainian humanitarian crisis

Of the three million refugees that have fled, nearly two million have traveled to Poland

More than three million refugees have fled Ukraine since Russian president Vladimir Putin launched an invasion on February 24. Since then, three million refugees have fled to neighboring countries seeking safety and assistance. With all eyes on Ukraine, sports figures from around the world are stepping up to aid in wide-ranging humanitarian efforts.

Tennis legend Roger Federer announced on…


Toegevoegd door cumey21 op 21 Maart 2022 op 19.47 — Geen reacties

Angel City creates memorable spectacle in franchise’s first exhibition match

As the drum line marched through the crowd traveling into Titan Stadium at Cal State Fullerton, with various flags from different countries and supporter groups waving through the black and pink smoke, it established a new chapter in the National Women’s Soccer League.

The entrances into Saturday’s inaugural match between San Diego Wave and Angel City in the NWSL Challenge Cup was a sea of pink T-shirts and sweatshirts, with U.S. women’s national team kits sprinkled…


Toegevoegd door cumey21 op 21 Maart 2022 op 3.25 — Geen reacties

Charlie Setford: The teenage goalkeeper aiming for success with Ajax - and England

"I could play for Holland but I want to make my dad proud," says Ajax's teenage goalkeeper Charlie Setford.

"He is English and has been there all the time for me. One thing I always wanted to achieve was to play for England."

An England Under-18 international, Setford is attempting to establish himself in the professional game with the four-time European champions.

He has been a regular in coach Erik ten Hag's first-team squad this term as the club's third…


Toegevoegd door cumey21 op 15 Maart 2022 op 13.53 — Geen reacties

Coach K Reaches ACC Championship in His Final Tournament

Paolo Banchero had 18 points and 11 rebounds and No. 7 Duke held off Miami with free throws in the final minute as the Blue Devils and retiring coach Mike Krzyzewski advanced to the Atlantic Coast Conference championship with a 80-76 victory.

NEW YORK (AP) — Mike Krzyzewski's last Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament will end in the final game.

Paolo Banchero had 18 points and 11 rebounds and No. 7 Duke held off Miami with free throws in the final minute as the Blue Devils and…


Toegevoegd door cumey21 op 12 Maart 2022 op 22.43 — Geen reacties

Ronaldo, Messi no longer the best players in the world says former Man United captain Neville

Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi are no longer the best players in the world, according to former Manchester United full-back Gary Neville.

Red Devils striker Ronaldo and Paris Saint-Germain attacker Messi have been football's two biggest stars for well over a decade, splitting 12 Ballons d'Or between the pair.

With both players now in their mid-30s, however, Neville feels that neither player is playing at the level they used to operate at. Neither has won the Champions…


Toegevoegd door cumey21 op 12 Maart 2022 op 18.04 — Geen reacties

Roman Abramovich: Chelsea sale halted by UK government sanctioning club owner

Roman Abramovich's attempt to sell Chelsea has been halted after the oligarch was sanctioned by the UK government as part of its response to Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

The Russian put the European champions up for sale after the threat of sanctions was raised in Parliament.

The freezing of Abramovich's assets, which include Chelsea, means the club cannot sell further match tickets.

The move is intended to stop Abramovich making money from Chelsea.



Toegevoegd door cumey21 op 10 Maart 2022 op 22.47 — Geen reacties

Roman Abramovich has received £3bn offers for Chelsea as Newcastle co-owner Amanda Staveley

Roman Abramovich has received several bids of £3bn to buy Chelsea; Swiss billionaire Hansjorg Wyss and American investor Todd Boehly are understood to be two of the parties interested in buying; Newcastle co-owner Amanda Staveley says Abramovich has been treated unfairly

Roman Abramovich has received several serious bids in the region of £3billion to buy Chelsea - as Newcastle co-owner Amanda Staveley says the Russian has been treated unfairly.

Abramovich announced his decision…


Toegevoegd door cumey21 op 4 Maart 2022 op 18.38 — Geen reacties

Chelsea: Roman Abramovich says he plans to sell club

Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich says he is planning to sell the club.

In a statement on the Premier League club's website, businessman Abramovich said he had made the "incredibly difficult decision" which "pains" him.

The Russian will not ask "for any loans to be repaid" and said proceeds of the sale would be donated to war victims.

Abramovich had said on Saturday he would give "stewardship and care" of Chelsea to its foundation trustees following Russia's invasion of…


Toegevoegd door cumey21 op 3 Maart 2022 op 20.04 — Geen reacties

Chelsea, Roman Abramovich and the future: What does his announcement mean? Will the club be sold?

Roman Abramovich rarely speaks in public, and so when the Chelsea owner released a statement on the club's website this past Saturday, it felt like a significant moment.

"During my nearly 20-year ownership of Chelsea FC, I have always viewed my role as a custodian of the club, whose job it is ensuring that we are as successful as we can be today, as well as build for the future, while also playing a positive role in our communities," it began. "I have always taken decisions with the…


Toegevoegd door cumey21 op 2 Maart 2022 op 8.59 — Geen reacties

FIFA Suspends Russia, Ejecting It From World Cup Qualifying

World soccer’s global governing body suspended Russia and its teams from all competitions on Monday, ejecting the country from qualifying for the 2022 World Cup only weeks before it was to play for one of Europe’s final places in this year’s tournament in Qatar.

The suspension, which was announced Monday evening in coordination with European soccer’s governing body, also barred Russian club teams from international competitions. The decision came a day after FIFA was heavily…


Toegevoegd door cumey21 op 1 Maart 2022 op 21.22 — Geen reacties

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