Sports ( Etymology)
Sport comes from the Old French desport meaning “leisure”, with the oldest definition in English from around 1300 being “anything humans find amusing or entertaining”.
The Chinese term for sport, tiyu (体育; 體育) connotes physical training. The modern Greek term for sport is Αθλητισμός (athlitismos), directly cognate with the…[Read more]
Tougher stance on doping
The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has proposed a four-year suspension for “serious” first-time offenders in the revised draft Code. The second draft of the 2015 Code was presented to the WADA Foundation Board at its meeting in Montreal on Sunday. The second draft will be published on December 3 when the third and final…[Read more]
Sascoc outlines plans for sports development
A NEW framework for sports academies and athlete development would ensure the continued growth of South African sport, according to South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (Sascoc) president Gideon Sam.
The Olympic governing body, along with the sports ministry and the Culture, Arts,…[Read more]
Snoop dog buys into Celtic football club
Scottish football giants Celtic received an unlikely backer on Sunday when Snoop Dogg said he was considering investing the club.
The gangsta rap pioneer promised to “bring a bit of Snoop to things” at Parkhead, declared an unlikely fondness for lank-haired striker Georgios Samaras and said he would try…[Read more]