The results of the FIFA 2014 World Cup draw for its quadrennial event, to be held in Brazil next summer, poses some serious challenges to the American squad in more ways than one.
Their group is among the most difficult. It includes Ghana, Portugal and Germany. Ghana has eliminated the United States in the [...]
The seasoned filmmakers that brought you such acclaimed movies as A Beautiful Mind, Frost/Nixon, The Damn United and Cinderella Man, among many others, have taken on a genre that has proven elusive in Hollywood, indeed throughout global cinema history, that of an engaging movie with auto racing as a backdrop. [...]
Sean Crosson is Program Director of the MA in Film Studies at the Huston School of Film in Galway, Ireland.
How did this project come about for you and what was the subject’s appeal that made you want to write a book about it?
I have been an avid follower of sport for many [...]
With the French Open getting underway, Rafael Nadal’s dominance at the Parisian courts known as Roland Garros shows no sign of slowing down (he’s won the tournament 7 of the 8 last times he’s entered). Since coming back from knee surgery, the Spaniard has lost only twice, winning six titles and reaching eight finals. Appearing [...]
Kicking off across the nation comes a movie about a charismatic, highly talented yet tragic soccer star, Brazilian footballer, Heleno de Freitas. The striker spent most of his career with Botafogo, scoring over 200 goals for the club from 1939 through 1948. [...]
In 2008 I read an article about a handful American basketball players who signed up to play for teams in Iran. At that time we were high at war in Iraq and it looked like Iran would be next — just as it does again today… Since we don’t have diplomatic relations with Iran I was immediately intrigued by the possibilities of “diplomacy through sports” that these athletes could potentially provide. [...]
Award-winning filmmaker Yung Chang (Up the Yangtze) returns to China for another documentary on that country’s ever-changing economic landscape—this time through the lens of sports. [...]
Sebastian Coe, two-time Olympic champion and chairman of the London Olympic Organizing Committee sums up his guiding philosophy in the seven years planning for these 2012 Games – “At the end of the Games, I want every athlete to look me in the eye and say ‘My performance was not impeded by anything you guys failed to do’. I want them all to succeed. All to reach their potential.” [...]
Not all tracks for the British Open are alike. Oh there’s the shared dangerous pot bunkers, ravaging rough and potential for nasty weather conditions, but Royal Lytham & St Annes is the only one begins with a par-3 and the only Open course to have three par-3s on the front nine. [...]
Two intense female rivals, Hyun Jung-Hwa (Ha Ji-Won) the top player in South Korean and her North Korean counterpart Lee Boon-Hee (Bae Doo-Na), must overcome their personal and cultural differences as they attempt to end the Chinese domination of the sport by joining forces for the first time as a “united team” at the 1991 World Championships in Chiba, Japan. [...]