Archive | December 15, 2015

I am innocent, Blatter’s letter says….

Sepp Blatter

Sepp Blatter has sent a letter to all 209 national football associations reiterating his innocence over ethics charges against him. Find the letter below:

BBC

Mikel wants to play at Rio Olympics….

Mikel wants to play at Rio Olympics

Chelsea star Mikel Obi has expressed his desire to feature at next year’s Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, as one of three over-aged players. The 28-year-old midfielder has won almost every major trophy at stake including the UEFA Champions League and English Premier League, but has missed out on playing at the Olympics, AfricanFootball.com reports. Incidentally, it was Coach Samson Siasia that left him out from the 2008 Olympics after he stayed away from the competition qualifiers. “He has made it clear he wishes to play at the Rio Olympics,’ a top official of the Nigeria Football Federation told AfricanFootball.com. “But it is left for the coach to pick the overage players he will take along to Brazil next year.” Nation reportage.

Lineker ponders panties….

Former England and Tottenham striker Gary Lineker dropped a daring tweet after Leceister defeated Chelsea 2-1 yesterday. The football pundit and Match Of The Day (MOTD) host tweeted: YES! If Leicester win the @premierleague I’ll do the first MOTD of next season in just my undies.

Hmmm… Gary we are watching!

 

Bolt to warm-up in London….

Usain Bolt

Sprinter Usain Bolt will warm-up for the Rio Olympics by competing at the 2016 London Anniversary Games. The six-time Olympic champion will return to the track where he won triple gold at the London Olympics in 2012 to take part in the event from 22-23 July, which is part of the IAAF Diamond League series

No retirement plans for Federer yet….

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Roger Federer, the 17-time Grand Slam singles champion, does not intend to retire after next year’s Olympics. The Swiss will turn 35 during the Rio Games, where he will play in the singles and mixed doubles, although he has not decided on the doubles. “I’ve planned all of 2016, you know all the way through the Rio Olympics and beyond,” he said. “No plans to retire yet. I don’t have a definite date even though that would help to make things easier to plan.”