Vatican City- The ethics of sports will be the focus of a new initiative launched June 14 by two Vatican departments. “Where is the world of sport moving? Where does the phenomenon of violence between soccer fans come from? What about match fixing? Doping?” asked Monsignor Melchor Sanchez de Toca y Alameda, the Under-Secretary of […]
Warsaw, Poland- Pope Benedict XVI is urging those participating in soccer’s 2012 European Championship to promote “noble human values” during the tournament which begins on June 8. “I encourage all those involved to work to ensure that this event is experienced as an expression of the most noble human virtues and actions, in a spirit […]
Madrid, Spain – Argentinean soccer star, Javier “Pupi” Zanetti, shared the impact his faith had in his life at the World Meeting of Families in Milan, which Pope Benedict XVI is expected to attend this weekend. “My dream was to be a soccer player, and I have done everything to become a good player, but […]
Tanned and lithe, Geeta Phogat stands tall. She has ‘wrestled’ her way to fame and that too from a village in patriarchal Haryana. Phogat would in a matter of a month get on to the mat in London and make history as India’s first woman wrestler to participate in the Olympics. Her skills alone did […]
San Diego, Calif- Retired pro baseball star Mike Sweeney has organized a Catholic baseball camp this summer in San Diego to help young boys connect their sports life and their faith life while learning from professional athletes. “I want to try to build the Church,” Sweeney said. “There is a need for true, authentic Catholic […]
It’s an idea that could definitely catch on: an interfaith group of churches are challenging each other to a home brew competition to be judged in Autumn, with proceeds going to charity.
China – China is facing a conundrum over the “Lin-sanity” phenomenon that is sweeping the world of basketball with the sensational rise of Jeremy Lin, the New York Knicks player. Mr Lin, 23, has gone from obscurity to the world’s most-watched basketball star in under a week. His story – an unwanted player who shines […]
At least 74 people were killed in a clash between rival soccer fans at Port Said, Egypt. The incident took place yesterday when the referee blew the final whistle during a football match which saw home team Al-Masri beat Cairo’s Al-Ahly 3-1. Al-Masri fans flooded the pitch, throwing rocks, bottles and fireworks at Al-Ahly supporters, […]