Oscar Pistorius Resumes Training

Oscar Pistorius Resumes Training

26-year old South African athlete Oscar Pistorius have resumed training, but according to his family sources, that has been descibed aas ‘low-key’ training. His family has released a video showing Oscar Pistorius jogging on a track.

Official Oscar Pistorius’s website said the “low-key routine” was not “a formal return to athletics”, but a way of helping him “process his trauma”. He is due to appear in court in August for the ‘murder’ of his girfriend Reeva Steenkamp, but the athlete denies ‘murder’ saying that he shot her after mistaking her for an intruder.

Oscar Pistorius is a double amputee athelete who won gold at the 2012 Paralympic games and also competed at the Olympics.

Image Courtesy: BBC

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Neymar and Jordi Alba Set for Throat Surgery This Friday

Neymar and Alba

The “Golden Ball” winner of Confederations Cup 2013, Brazil’s sensation 21-year old Neymar would undergo a minor throat surgery before his move to Barcelona. Neymar has joined Barcelona from Santos for a walloping €57m.

The operation on Neymar would take place this Friday. Guardian.co.uk quoted Neymar,”It’s a problem that I have, my throat always bothers me, so we’re going to operate to resolve it once and for all.”

According to Barcelona, Neymar will undergo a tonsillectomy in a Rio de Janerio hospital. Doctors have reported that at least 10 days required for recovery. A Barcelona representative will be present during the operation.

Another Barcelona player Jordi Alba will undergo the same operation in Spain. Neymar’s Brazilian colleague David Luiz is also scheduled to undergo a broken nose repair on Thursday.

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Inaugural World Test Championship in 2017

Test Championship in 2017

Good News for Test Cricket lovers!!

ICC have confirmed inaugural World Test Championship in 2017 to be held in England. India will host the 2nd edition of the championship in 2021. BBC quotes ICC Chief Executive David Richardson,”Now that the World Test Championship has been confirmed, we’ll work on the playing conditions and qualification criteria, and will submit these to the ICC board for approval in due course.”

Meanwhile, Afghanistan have been promoted to associate member status from affiliate and Romania have been accepted as an affiliate member.

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Arsenal Sings French U-20 Striker Yaya Sanogo

Yaya Sanogo signs for Arsenal

English giants Arsenal Football Club have roped in 20-year-old French striker Yaya Sanogo from French Ligue 1 club Auxerre. Yaya Sanogo is now in Turkey for FIFA Under-20 World Cup. Sanogo have scored 11 goals from 24 appearances for Auxerre.

Born in 1993 in Massy, Sanogo joined Auxerre when he was 14 years old. He was also the captain of the U-17 French side and also represented France at U-16 and U-19 level.

Arsenal have not said anything on the length of his contract with the club.

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16-Year Old Justin Lynch ‘Beats’ 16-Year Old Phelps

Justin Lynch

Last Thursday night at Indianapolis at the World Championship trials, 16-year old Justin Lynch from California ‘beat’ 16-year old Michael Phelps in the 100-meter butterfly.

Lynch ‘beat’ Michael Phelps’ 2001 record of 52.98 seconds with a time of 52.75 seconds. This is now the 15-16 U.S. National Age Group record in 100-meter butterfly.

Justin Lynch is from Vallejo, California and trains with Terrapins Swim Team in Concord, under coach Paul Stafford. He came to swimming seeing his older sister Katilyn.

Like many young swimming stars, Lynch is frequently asked if he’s the next Michael Phelps. His response? There’s only one Michael Phelps.

Lynch dreams to compete in the Nationals, win it and aim for 2016 Olympics.

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Brazil 2014: World Cup Tickets To Be “Cheapest Ever”

FIFA World Cup 2014

Jerome Valcke, FIFA General Secretary declared that tickets of 70% of matches of FIFA World Cup 2014 would cost less than the tickets sold at South Africa 2010, making Brazil 2014 “cheapest ever”. Ticket prices will be declared on 19th July.

Amidst protests from millions of Brazilians during the Confederations Cup, FIFA President Sepp Blater hailed the tournament as a success. FIFA did not responded to security issues and said it to be a Government concern.

FIFA was also one of the targets of protestors, complained that high investments of public money could have been used for the betterment of hospitals and schools.

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