Category: Sport

A self-inflicted wound. South Africa’s cricket woes reflect a malaise in its approach to race, and indeed to patriotism.

8 November 2021 By Paul Martin

South African cricketers are masters of the self-inflicted wound.  Not just the players, but also the administrators. In the current T20 World Cup they defeated England, the West Indies, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh, only losing, albeit narrowly, to Australia — after abject batting and very good bowling — at the start of the tournament.  Talking of self-inflicted […]

FIFA’s once-all-powerful football chief is finally being prosecuted for corruption. But Sepp Blatter’s daughter tells Correspondent.World: ‘My honest father was forced out by a conspiracy.’

2 November 2021 By Paul Martin

FIFA President Sepp Blatter resigned in 2016 to save world football from financial ruin and now “feels relieved and free“, his daughter and chief adviser Corinne Blatter-Andenmatten, who is also her father’s chief adviser, told Correspondent.World. He and Michel Platini, the former boss of European football and megastar player, have now been charged with fraud over unlawfully arranging a […]

‘Woke’ demands and ‘racist’ comments at the Cricket World Cup are producing explosive controversy for South Africa, Pakistan and India.

27 October 2021 By Paul Martin

It was a move that sent shockwaves through the sporting world. South Africa’s best batsman and wicketkeeper Quinton de Kock pulled out of a crucial match in the short-form cricket series, the World Cup T20, rather than obey an order, made hours before by the body that runs cricket in his home country, to take […]

Boxing pictures of Nelson Mandela (and daughter) hit harder than a thousand blows.

3 August 2021 By Paul Martin

http://www.heritagecollection.co.za/article/items/the-shadowboxer-nelson-mandela-monument.html Boxing with champion Jerry Moloi, the star boxer of the D.O.C.C. club. Source:   Baileys African History’s Archives Zindzi Mandela tries out boxing gloves donated to her father Nelson and signed by world heavyweight champion Mike Tyson. Below: Boxing with champion Jerry Moloi, the star boxer of the D.O.C.C. club. Source: Baileys African History’s Archives By […]

Olympics Special. Majlinda – Much More than Olympic Champion

20 July 2021 By Paul Martin

Majlinda – Much More than Olympic Champion [Unless otherwise indicated, all sound on Videotape [SOVT] is in English.] ]Music: Kosovo National Anthem over Kosovan flag.] Sovt: “Majlinda Kelmendi”. At 0 12 Kosovo is a new country that’s only been competing on the world stage for less than a decade. Its main sports star is in judo – […]

Introducing SportZones

16 July 2021 By Paul Martin

With meticulous attention to detail and personal interaction, SportZones provides owners of sporting events and rights-holders with the tools to drive forward sponsorship for their events. SportZones also works to secure the best possible coverage of the sport, projecting it as a desirable, exciting and motivational brand. This in turn has a powerful effect on […]