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West Ham manager David Moyes hails impact of African players in Premier League

West Ham manager David Moyes hails impact of African players in Premier League

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Newly appointed West Ham United manager David Moyes has praised the quality of African players in the Premier League. Moyes, who was appointed following the sacking of Slaven Bilic, has worked with African players for the last 25 years. When Moyes first joined Everton in 2002 as the first team coach, he signed now-retired Nigerian footballer Joseph Yobo. “African players have always been important to the development of the English game and they are one of the reasons we are great,” Moyes told Westminster World. African players such as Didier Drogba, who is regarded as a Chelsea legend following a glittering eight year career, and the swift Egyptian winger Mohammed Salah, who has Liverpool fans dreaming of winning the Premier League this season, are just a few names to mention
Former Wimbledon champion Jana Novotna loses battle with cancer

Former Wimbledon champion Jana Novotna loses battle with cancer

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Wimbledon Champion Jana Novotna passed away on Sunday morning after fighting a long battle with cancer. The 49-year-old Czech tennis player won 17 Grand Slam titles throughout her career, including 12 in doubles and four in mixed doubles. She was most famously known for winning the title of the 1998 Wimbledon Ladies' Singles Champion. A statement on the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) website read: "It is with deep sadness that the WTA announces the passing on Sunday, November 19, of Jana Novotna, the former WTA World No.1 doubles and No.2 singles champion. After a long battle with cancer, Jana died peacefully, surrounded by her family in her native Czech Republic, aged 49." Novotna won two silver medals for the Czech Republic, in the 1988 Olympics in Seoul and in the 1996 Olympics
Sold out match-up at Wembley between England and Brazil

Sold out match-up at Wembley between England and Brazil

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Brazilian fans tend to get a bit rowdy when it comes to football, and tomorrow they are bringing that rowdiness to North London. England will host an international friendly against the Brazilian National Team tomorrow evening at Wembley. A sold-out crowd is expected to be there at kickoff come 8pm. Both England and Brazil have already qualified for the 2018 World Cup.   Gareth Southgate has confirmed that @ericdier will retain the #ThreeLions captaincy for tomorrow's game against Brazil. pic.twitter.com/pB2wbS4IrA — England (@England) November 13, 2017   In another matchup tonight, Italy will try and rout Sweden to avoid elimination from the 2018 World Cup. Sweden lead Italy 1-0 from their first match-up and if the Italian National Team falls yet again t
NFL commissioner comes to Tottenham

NFL commissioner comes to Tottenham

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Tottenham Hotspur has agreed to a 10-year deal with the National Football League (NFL) to host games within their new stadium starting next season. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell was given a tour of the grounds by Spurs Chairman Daniel Levy on 30 October, following the completion of this season’s NFL games in London. Levy said: “It is always a pleasure to welcome the NFL to Tottenham and for them to see the vision that we share becoming a reality right in front of us,” as reported by the Daily Mail. “We have worked closely with them throughout this project and their involvement will play a significant part in helping us create one of the most compelling venues for sports and entertainment in the world, right here in Tottenham.” The Guardian reported that the stadium will consist
How Tottenham’s Youth Team is shaping the next generation of footballers

How Tottenham’s Youth Team is shaping the next generation of footballers

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England put up an incredible degree of patience, courage, and crucially a burning desire to beat Spain 5-2 in the final of the U-17 championship in India. The triumph is a quick follow up to the FIFA U-20 World Cup triumph, making it the first time ever in the history of English Football that they have won both the U-17 and the U-20 World Cups in the same year. At the heart of both success stories has been Tottenham Hotspurs, whose famed youth system is finally getting the praise and plaudits after producing multiple talents over the years. “We are happy that most of our players are beginning to show what we have been teaching them all along and I am very certain that we have a bright future,” Tottenham’s U-17 coach William Antwi told WestminsterWorld “We have some of the b
Olympic Legacy: Gold and Dust

Olympic Legacy: Gold and Dust

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From July 25 to August 12, London hosted the XXX Olympic Games. The event was introduced by local and national authorities as an unmissable opportunity to transform the city. East London was to become a symbol of the city of the future, with affordable homes, open green spaces and sustainable means of transport. The Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park was designed and built in a huge junction between the London Boroughs of Hackney, Newham and Tower Hamlets. Massive public investments were promised to provide the communities with social, cultural and sporting facilities. An old, traditional and active industrial area was evicted. Following a controversial compulsory purchase, dozens of businesses were forced to leave and hundreds of neighbours were relocated. Around £10bn were spent. Fi
Zumba: the workout that can help you defy stereotypes

Zumba: the workout that can help you defy stereotypes

Fitness, Gender, Health, Sport
Alice* is a senior lecturer in a very traditional career. She has been in the academia for ten years now, but since 2015 she is also performing as Zumba instructor. According to several researches and the campaign #ThisGirlCan, Zumba is an excellent exercise for people’s body and mind. Still, Alice does not want to disclose her hobby as she fears being taken less seriously in her work environment. It's Tuesday evening and Alice arrives in London wearing a formal office outfit. She just got off from the train that brings her to the city after a long commute. Alice has to change clothes quickly, she has a Zumba class to teach in half an hour. “It’s always nice to come when you have a Zumba class in the evening”. Alice did her PhD in London, got a full time job and then a position as
Cheerleading could be future Olympic sport

Cheerleading could be future Olympic sport

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The International Cheer Union has received provisional recognition from the International Olympic Committee. The ICU will receive $25,000 to fund training the future cheerleading cohorts.  They will have the next three year recognition period to apply for additional grants and funds.  Then they can apply for full inclusion in the official Olympic games. "Cheerleading is a sport with growing popularity.  It has strong youth focus," said IOC sports director, Kit McConnell to the BBC. Steph Malfatti, the Dragons Cheer captain at the University of Westminster in London says, "it shouldn't even be a question of whether it's a sport." Miss Malfatti who is on one of England's national cheer teams goes on to say, "More than 10 countries have national teams that compete at a level most
Team GB celebrates female atheletes in London

Team GB celebrates female atheletes in London

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Thousands filled Trafalgar Square Tuesday afternoon to honour the heroes of Team GB and their success at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. More than 300 Olympic and Paralympic athletes took the stage to thunderous applause and roaring cheers, but the biggest cries came when host Ore Oduba recognised the dedication, talent, and triumph of the 164 female Olympians that competed this year. “There are some incredibly inspirational, fantastic women up there,” Oduba told the crowd. “We have so many represented on this stage, and so many that represented at Rio.” 130 British athletes medaled in Rio, and approximately 41% were women. In total, Team GB racked up 67 medals -- 27 were gold-- while Paralympians brought home 147. More than 60 of the Paralympic medals were won by females. Among th
London mayoral election 2016: Could football play a part?

London mayoral election 2016: Could football play a part?

Politics, Sport
London's upcoming mayoral election in May might not be as close-run a thing as first thought, but it could be that football fans will have the final say. Politics and Football: A History Football has long been a bastion of English pride. From celebrities to your average man in the pub, all corners of society gleefully grasp at the pride and respect that supporting a club can bring you. Being a fan means more than just following a team. It is an unequivocal and unwavering belief in seemingly pointless weekly rituals. And it is this faith that makes announcing your allegiance so inviting to politicians. From Tony Blair's love of Newcastle to Alastair Campbell's vociferous following of Burnley, it is hard to resist the temptation football provides. Unfortunately, this desperate need to