Legendary U.S. basketball player, Dennis Rodman, has embarrassed U.S diplomacy as the only American to have hugged, laughed with and drunk with the leader of the Democratic Peoples' Republic of Korea (DPRK), Kim Jong Un.
Russia's famous boxer Nikolai Valuev found it very difficult to celebrate Epiphany by bathing in the ice-cold water. In Russia, many Orthodox believers traditionally dip themselves in ice-cold waters of lakes and rivers to wash away their sins
The UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, England international soccer star and player for LA Galaxy, David Beckham, has written an open letter in the UK's Daily Mirror newspaper highlighting the plight of Somalia's children and calling for international donations to help save the millions of people dying from starvation in the Horn of Africa.
From Minas Gerais, Brazil, the leader of the world surfing ranking is Adriano de Souza who places his country at the top of the list for the first time in the history of the sport. De Souza won the Billabong Rio Pro 2011 at Barra da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro and with this victory leapfrogs to table-topping position
Once again sports may become hostage to politics. Chairman of European Parliament Jerzy Buzek with the support of fellow MPs called on the International Hockey Federation (IIHF) to move the World Hockey Championship in 2014 from Belarus to another country. The reason is purely political - dissatisfaction of MEPs with the policy of Alexander...
Alexander Ovechkin, a Russian professional ice hockey left winger and captain of the Washington Capitals, is going to record a song with internationally known rapper Eminem. NHL's top paid player is a big fan of hip hop, and he is very happy that now he will have a chance to become a part of it with a legendary artist
Tradition or act of cruelty? Spanish or Catalan custom? These two questions were answered today by the people of Catalonia – or rather, by their Parliament, the result of a petition taken to the legislative assembly with 180,000 signatures calling for the abolition. The result has brought about mixed feelings in Catalonia in particular and Spain in...
The forthcoming divorce of world’s richest professional athlete, golfer Tiger Woods, has received an extensive coverage in the media recently. Eldrick Tont "Tiger" Woods is currently coming to his senses after a car accident, which occurred to him on November 27
Russian bobsleigh athlete Irina Skvortsova, who was severely injured in an accident during a bobsleigh tournament in Germany on November 23, will have her leg amputated. Doctors will perform the surgery as soon as Irina wakes from an induced coma
Two Russian crews – a men’s and a women’s team – collided on their bobsleighs during a tournament in Germany’s Konigssee. A Russian athlete was severely injured in the accident. The drama took place during the ride of the women’s team
Pavel Bure, a hockey legend, became a family man on October 10 as he wedded a 23-year-old model Alina Khasanova. The 38-year-old "Russian Rocket" organized a wedding party exclusively for his guests in Moscow: the hockey player and the beauty were officially married on October 10 2008 in Miami
Cheating, espionage and piracy have long become inalienable attributes of politics, business and pop culture. It seemed like sports was almost the only area that still had a place for noble competition. However, despite all efforts towards the entrenchment of the spirit of fair play in stadiums, demons of greed, pride and cunning make athletes step...
Nikolay Valuev may face up to five year in prison for hitting an elderly security guard, Yury Sergeyev. The legal fight between the heavyweight boxing champion and a service guard of Spartak Sports Complex has been in progress for three years and a half already. The new details of the matter have recently emerged