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· June, 2016

Stories about Sport from June, 2016

23 June 2016

In Denmark, Imams and Priests Square Off in a Friendly Soccer Match

"It is unfortunate that one has to keep telling the world that we are not each other's enemies, but I am an optimistic person and I will hold onto hope."

‘Well Done Baku'?: Azerbaijan's F1 Forray Leaves Inequality Firmly in the Driving Seat

"While taxpayers ultimately foot the bill for this, two privileged citizens have been massively enriched by the games: the president’s daughters."

22 June 2016

10 Athletes From Four Countries Will Compete at the Olympics Under One Banner: Refugee

"In the refugee camp, we have no facilities – even shoes we don’t have. There is no gym. Even the weather does not favor training..."

9 June 2016

Popular Sports Website Goes Offline in Uzbekistan in Wake of Fan Controversy

Advox

"Football and show business were the only areas where criticism was allowed and tolerated. And now even here they are choking the voice of the public."

7 June 2016

Come Along on a Canoe Ride Through the Amazon With Young Sarayaku Footballers

Rising Voices

Every week, Sarayaku youth must travel six hours along the Bobonanza River in Ecuadorian Amazon for a football match. Sarayaku fillmaker Eriberto Gualinga takes you along for the ride.

6 June 2016

Russian Blogger Arrested After Helping US Journalists Report on Olympic Real Estate in Sochi

RuNet Echo

A Russian blogger has been arrested after working with an HBO film crew to report on the real estate situation in the wake of the Sochi Olympics.

How Filipinos Remember Muhammad Ali’s ‘Thrilla in Manila’ Boxing Fight

"We lost a giant today. Boxing benefited from Muhammad Ali’s talents but not nearly as much as mankind benefited from his humanity."

4 June 2016

One Young Couple's Mission to Save Athletics in Pakistan

Their day job? Actuaries. But the rest of the time, Jawwad Farid and Fawzia Salahuddin turn into superheroes, helping young Pakistani athletes pursue their dreams.