Category: Sport

South African rugby rocked by a sex scandal.

1 October 2022 By Paul Martin

Elton Jantjies, the 31-year-old star Springbok fly-half with 46 Tests to his credit, has issued a humiliating apology for having noisy sex with a woman in a guest house close to the rugby ground  — where he was playing a crucial match for his country.   Last week he was dropped and from the South African national […]

Halt funding after Abbas outburst, says a German politician. And also, he says, make sure full compensation is paid to victims’ families for five decades of German blunders and indifference to the 1972 Munich Olympic killings.

23 August 2022 By Paul Martin

VERSION ONE Exclusive. A senior German political figure has called on the Federal Government to halt the flow of funds to the Palestinian Authority, as a result of the “50 Holocausts” remark made by the PA chairman Mahmoud Abbas in Berlin last week. Ludwig Spaenle held the posts of Minister of Culture, Sports, Science and Education over […]

Brothers in arms. The Klitschko world boxing champions in conversation — as Kyiv, the Ukrainian city run by the older brother, comes under Russian attack again.

26 June 2022 By Paul Martin

First ever exclusive interview with BOTH Klitschkos in a location (“bunker”) we are not disclosing for security reasons. Vitali, the great world champ boxer now mayor of Kyiv, makes a direct appeal to the soldiers fighting Ukraine inside his country: “Go home now.  Why should you die in a foreign land just for the money […]

Putin’s favourite sport, judo, will allow Russians to compete internationally, though not under a Russian flag. And Putin remains in effective charge of the Russian Judo Federation. Yet it’s still allowed to be affiliated to the International Judo Federation.

2 March 2022 By Paul Martin

Russia’s war-mongering dictator Vladimir Putin still has his minion Arkady Rotenberg as first vice president of the Russian Judo Federation, and no action ahs been taken to ban the Russian outfit from affiliation to the IJF. Official announcement of the International Judo Federation The International Judo Federation announces that Mr. Vladimir Putin and Mr. Arkady […]

Motor-bike rider, sports fanatic, life-saver, frustrated father, Nobel Peace Prize-winner. Dead at 90, but larger than life, says Archbishop Tutu’s only son.

2 February 2022 By Paul Martin

Exclusive: By Paul Martin in Cape Town. Trevor Tutu, the only son of anti-apartheid legend Archbishop Desmond Tutu, has spoken of his dad’s amazing life – including how the future world icon took his son to an England World Cup match on the back of a scooter! In an emotional wide-ranging interview Trevor Tutu spoke […]

Kohli loses a Test series against South Africa, and ends his captaincy of the Indian Test cricket team. He was the most successful captain in Indian Test history.

15 January 2022 By Paul Martin

It’s been a huge suprise and a huge shock to the world of cricket. Yet the signs were there. There were unmistakable indications of immense frustration in his last two days as Test cricket captain. Virat Kohli seemed to have lost control of his team’s — and his own — behaviour. For example, with South […]

Exclusive: Cricket supremo throws out a challenge to England, after South Africa topple the world’s top-ranked Test team, India.

14 January 2022 By Paul Martin

By Paul Martin at Newlands Cricket Ground, Cape Town. South Africa’s director of cricket, former captain Graeme Smith, has warned England his country’s Test team will be even better by the time they take on England in England during July and August. South Africa are fresh from a stunning series victory against the world’s top-ranked […]

Controversial leg-before-wicket reversal raises issues about modern cricket technology. And about whether some modern cricket-players are whingers.

14 January 2022 By Paul Martin

By Paul Martin at Newlands Cricket Ground, Cape Town. India’s impending Test series defeat against South Africa here was preceded by an astonishing Indian display of how to be bad losers. At 60 runs for one wicket, dismissing the gritty South African opening batsman and captain Dean Elgar was a huge imperative for a hardpressed […]