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Montevideo, September 26th 2017 - 01:55 UTC

Entertainment

  • Thursday, September 14th 2017 - 11:13 UTC

    Paris and Los Angeles will host 2014 and 2018 summer Olympics

    IOC President Thomas Bach -- a driving force behind the decision to confirm 2024 and 2028 at the same time -- hailed the joint award as a “win-win-win.”

    Paris and Los Angeles celebrated their coronation as host cities for the 2024 and 2028 Olympics here on Wednesday, delivering a jolt of good news for the International Olympic Committee as it battles escalating corruption allegations. In a drama-free conclusion to a three-year bidding race, IOC members voted unanimously to rubber-stamp a deal hashed out in July for Paris to be given 2024 and Los Angeles 2028.

  • Wednesday, September 6th 2017 - 07:01 UTC

    Rio 2016 Olympic Games, another can of worms, ...and of Olympic corruption

    The disclosures came as police in Rio de Janeiro raided the home of Brazilian Olympic Committee President Carlos Nuzman.

    Brazilian and French authorities said on Tuesday they uncovered an international corruption scheme aimed at buying votes in awarding the 2016 Olympics. It is the latest allegation to tarnish the legacy of the Rio Games, the first Olympics in South America.

  • Sunday, September 3rd 2017 - 00:12 UTC

    Falklands youths and adults learning ball hockey with Canadian coaches

    Experienced Canadian coaches Gary Slavin and Dave Weloy have made the journey across the globe to coach Falkland Islands youths and adults in the sport of ball hockey. Organized by Marcus Morrison, the trip was funded by the Shackleton Scholarship Quality of Life Awards, and the pair visit under the auspices of the International Street & Ball Hockey Federation.

  • Thursday, August 24th 2017 - 06:55 UTC

    The new cruise generation includes a 1.000 ft race track and a “space station”

    The 4,000-guest Norwegian Bliss will boast the largest competitive race track at sea. It will also feature multiple water slides and an open-air laser tag course.

    Norwegian Cruise Line revealed a plethora of highlights that passengers can look forward to aboard the Norwegian Bliss in 2018. The cruise line's President and CEO Andy Stuart showcased some of the exciting concepts and firsts at sea during an exclusive event at Virtuoso Travel Week in Las Vegas.

  • Wednesday, August 23rd 2017 - 10:16 UTC

    Gold Coast 2018 Queen's Baton Relay has arrived in Scotland

    Michael Jamieson, an Olympic and Commonwealth silver medal-winning swimmer, was the first Baton bearer when it arrived at the Glasgow School of Sport

    The Gold Coast 2018 Queen’s Baton Relay (QBR) arrived in Scotland, marking the 42nd stop on its global tour in the build-up to next year’s Commonwealth Games in Australia. The Baton arrived from England and previously from the Falkland Islands (12 to 15 August).

  • Sunday, August 20th 2017 - 13:47 UTC

    Indian Navy all women team in global tour scheduled to call in Falklands

    INSV Tarini. This is the first-ever circumnavigation of the globe by an all-woman crew from India. The vessel is the 55-foot INSV Tarini

    A six-member women’s team of the Indian Navy will set sail in early September to circumnavigate the globe on the sailing vessel, INSV Tarini. This is the first-ever circumnavigation of the globe by an all-woman crew from India, and one of the calls will take place in the Falkland Islands.

  • Saturday, August 19th 2017 - 10:25 UTC

    Baton’s subpolar stopover in Falklands before Europe

    Children and athletes from every active sports club marked the Baton’s route

    The Commonwealth Games Queens Baton visits all 71 Commonwealth countries and territories on its journey from Buckingham Palace to the host city. In 2018 that is Gold Coast in Australia; one territory is missing from the relay, because it has not been possible to schedule St Helena this year. However several Saints saw and carried the baton in the Falkland Islands, so we have helped a little bit.

  • Wednesday, August 16th 2017 - 19:14 UTC

    Queen's Baton Relay of Commonwealth Games arrived in the Falkland Islands

    The Falkland Islands were the 39th location on the baton's 388 day, 230 000 KM, 70+ leg journey.(Pic BFSAI)

    The Queen's Baton Relay of the Commonwealth Games has arrived in the Falkland Islands. The baton carries a message from Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth, the Head of the Commonwealth, and is travelling around the world prior to the beginning of the Commonwealth Games in April 2018. This tradition began in 1958. The baton visit was organised by the Falkland Islands Overseas Games Association (FIOGA)

  • Wednesday, August 16th 2017 - 16:07 UTC

    Cunard celebrates Queen Elizabeth 50th anniversary with Mediterranean cruise

    Celebrations culminate on QE2 Day - 20 September 2017 - exactly 50 years since the ship was launched by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

    Luxury cruise brand Cunard, is honoring the 50th anniversary of its longest serving ocean liner, QE2, with a special voyage onboard the luxury cruise liner Queen Elizabeth. The 50th anniversary of this much-loved ship will be remembered as Queen Elizabeth sets sail from Southampton on Friday 8 September for a 17-night voyage. Departing guests will enjoy Venice's iconic canals, mythical Mount Etna in Sicily and Corfu's leafy beauty.

  • Monday, August 14th 2017 - 17:13 UTC

    Champions Feyenoord open with a win

    Feyenoord player Jean-Paul Boetius

    The new season in Holland opened with a major shock as 32 times champions Ajax lost 2-1 at lowly Heracles a team from Almelo on the far east side of the country. After taking the lead in the 58th minute through Hakim Ziyech it seemed as if it was then just a matter of how many goals Ajax would wish to score, but Heracles stunned the Amsterdam side by scoring twice, through Paul Gladon and Brandley Kuwas to secure a memorable victory.

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