Archive for the ‘Soccer’ Category
The World Cup is here!… and Twitter announced that you can tweet using certain hashtags that will then include the country flag beside the hashtag. They’re calling them hashflags. These won’t appear in embedded tweets, but will appear in the usual Twitter feed display.
I was in Barcelona in the Spring of 2012 and made my way up to Camp Nou, the home stadium of FC Barcelona. We didn’t get the ‘full’ tour experience due to the team being about to practice, but did get a bit of time in the stands and checking out the exhibits and such. I believe the full tour includes getting down to field level and other things like the media area.
Yep, Just 4 Fun Sporting Club in Toronto have added paint to their boards. Paint that happens to be a sportaholik.com logo! The sportaholik.com crew headed over to the Just 4 Fun facility near Bloor and Lansdowne a few Sundays ago and slapped on some paint. This facility has been getting good use since opening last year, including being a regular TSSC floor hockey location. Many of your favourite sports can be played over at Just 4 Fun: ball hockey, basketball, volleyball, dodgeball, and more! (more…)
The BBC’s Panorama documentary ‘FIFA’s Dirty Secrets’ reports on alleged bribes paid to senior executive (and World Cup voting) FIFA officials in exchange for World Cup host votes. Sports marketing company ISL is at the heart of the corruption and its folding has shed more light on payments allegedly made to FIFA executive members. (more…)
Watching the World Cup, I’ve been wondering how the groups are decided. The way it ended up it seems that each group has one or two strong teams, with two lesser teams. With this, I figured it couldn’t be a total random draw. Imagine if Brazil, Spain, Italy and the Dutch made up one group? It never happens. Why is that? How are the World Cup groups decided? (more…)