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Paris aiming to make Olympic Games desirable again by 2024
by John Leicester - September 11, 2017 - 3:27am
Full of good intentions, Paris says it wants to set an example that will convince other potential host cities — few and far between of late — that the Olympics aren't a recipe for trouble.
Amnesty blames Trump, Duterte in global rollback of rights
by John Leicester - February 22, 2017 - 8:42am
Amnesty International says "toxic" fear-mongering by anti-establishment politicians, among them President Donald Trump and the leaders of Turkey, Hungary and the Philippines, is contributing to a global pushback...
Truck attack shows that French are not safe anywhere
by John Leicester - July 16, 2016 - 1:11am
By ramming his truck into a Bastille Day celebration of liberte and fraternite, the driver delivered a murderous message for France: No matter who you are or what you're doing, you are not safe anywhere. Not in a...
At Euro 2016, Ronaldo doesn't make same mistake twice
by John Leicester - July 1, 2016 - 12:30pm
Cristiano Ronaldo didn't make the same mistake twice.
Ang media ug si Duterte
by John Leicester - June 8, 2016 - 12:00am
Angayan ba nga ipamugos sa media ang pag-cover ni President-elect Rodrigo Duterte ilabi na human sa udtong tutok sa Hunyo 30 kanus-a mahingpit na ang iyang pagka-presidente sa nasud?
Athletes are actors in sports' tragedies
by John Leicester - April 7, 2016 - 2:00am
Often, the poorest judges of risk are athletes themselves. They grow into risk like a stretchy speed suit, ramping it up, ever faster, ever higher, ever stronger until the difficulties and dangers hit levels that...
In a somber, off-kilter Paris, mass murder leaves emptiness
by John Leicester - November 15, 2015 - 11:42am
The indiscriminate taking of so many lives squeezed life out of Paris itself. Not all life but enough to create a sense of emptiness. Although far from extinguished, the City of Light is now unmistakably dimmed...
Scenes of horror as a Paris night becomes a bloodbath
by John Leicester - November 13, 2015 - 10:09pm
The assailants' weapons were those of war: automatic rifles and suicide belts of explosives. The killing was indiscriminate, spread across a swath of the city, in at least six different sites. An ordinary Friday...
Chris Froome wins 2nd Tour de France
by John Leicester - July 26, 2015 - 9:00pm
Construction giant accused of 'modern slavery' in Qatar
by John Leicester - March 25, 2015 - 6:14am
Accusing it of practicing "modern slavery," a French campaign group has filed a legal complaint against construction giant Vinci for grave mistreatment of migrant workers in Qatar, the host country of the 2022 World...
In Qatar, migrant workers paid to be sports 'fans'
by John Leicester - December 17, 2014 - 5:37pm
The men grappled with each other to board the quickly filling bus. Others wriggled in through the windows, scaling the outside, using the large wheels as footholds and leaving scuff-marks on the white exterior with...
Germany wins terrifically entertaining World Cup
by John Leicester - July 14, 2014 - 6:38am
Mario Goetze scored the winning goal in extra time to give Germany a 1-0 victory over Argentina on Monday in a tight and tense World Cup final that came down to one piece of individual skill.
Paris court hears Red Bull's appeal in fuel row
by John Leicester - April 14, 2014 - 4:53pm
The dispute resolution tribunal for motorsport is hearing Red Bull's case against the disqualification of Daniel Ricciardo from the Australian Grand Prix.
3 fascinating World Cup cities in Brazil
by John Leicester - December 20, 2013 - 1:16pm
All 12 Brazilian cities hosting World Cup games have their claims to fame. Here are three that, for one reason or another, particularly caught our eye:
Tour de France: Sporting fact or doping fiction?
by John Leicester - June 24, 2013 - 3:21pm
Ahead of its 100th running starting next Saturday, the Tour de France remains a fantastic idea. Asking riders to pedal around Western Europe's largest country and up and down some of its tallest mountains for three...
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