Ten years ago the XXVIII Olympiad was held in Athens from the 13th – 29th August with the motto “Welcome Home”. The cost of hosting the games was estimated to be approximately 9 billion euros with the majority of sporting venues built specifically for the games. Due to Greece’s economic frailties post Olympic Games there has been no further investment and the majority of the newly constructed stadiums now lie abandoned.
“Rough Cut” is a loose edit from The Baltimore Sun’s photographic coverage of the National Football League. Fanatic fans, marching bands, cheerleaders and lots of game action are just part of the spectacle that is the NFL. This week, photojournalists Kenneth K. Lam, Al Drago and Rachel Woolf photographed the Ravens as they beat the San Francisco 49ers 23-3 during Thursday’s pre-season game at M&T Bank Stadium.
Glasgow, Scotland is hosting the Commonwealth Games with sports ranging from badminton to wrestling. Rhythmic gymnastics which uses a hoop, ball, rope, and clubs as well as flexibility, artistry, and strength of the athlete is one of the sports competed at the Commonwealth Games. The Individual All-Around Final finished today with Canada’s Patricia Bezzoubenko winning the competition.
Our latest installment of the Howard County Times’ series, Sports Breakdown features River Hill soccer goalie Tomas Potts, who brought along some of his teammates and county rivals to teach how to defend against breakaways. Then, he and sports editor Brent Kennedy defend the goal in a breakaway shootout.
2014 Tour de France – Stage 11 – Tony Gallopin of France wins the stage after breakaway, Andrew Talansky suffers off the back
Stage 11 – Tony Gallopin of France beats the peloton to the line after solo breakaway; suffering from earlier crashes, American Andrew Talansky struggles to beat the time cutoff.
Argentina’s fans clashed with riot police after Argentina lost to Germany in the 2014 World Cup final on July 13, 2014.
Germany defeats Argentina 1-0 in extra time for the world championship.
World Cup host Brazil entered the third-place game against the Netherlands hoping for redemption after an embarrassing loss to Germany. That, unfortunately, was not the case as they failed to score in front of the home crowd, losing 3-0.