FOOTBALL

The Bulgarian Football Union (BFU) sat alongside Sportradar at a press conference to outline its education strategy that will see 32 workshops per season covering referees, BFU officials and all football players from the top two leagues.   The significant statement of intent, a pledge to the fans and all the stakeholders of Bulgarian football, is reinforced by the fact that attendance of the workshops and completion of the e-learning modules and assessments will be mandatory for all players playing in the 1st and 2nd professional leagues.   Borislav Mihaylov, President of the BFU, ...
21/02/2018

ICE HOCKEY

Canadian ice hockey star Jocelyne Larocque has apologised for removing her silver medal during Wednesday's post-match presentations.   Larocque was hit with a mixture of support and scathing criticism following her team's 3-2 loss to the USA in a penalty shootout for the gold medal in PyeongChang on Wednesday when she refused to wear the medal during the ceremony. Larocque was visibly upset during the medal ceremony and no sooner had an official draped her silver medal around her neck, Larocque ripped it straight off.   She has since issued a statement through Team Canada apologising to...
23/02/2018

SKI ALPIN

Ester Ledecka stepped out of her snowboard long enough to click into her skis and become an Olympic gold medallist. Even the 22-year-old from the Czech Republic who takes part in both sports can't quite believe it.   Ledecka made a stunning run from back in the pack to take the super-G title on Saturday at the Pyeongchang Games. "Til today, I thought I am a better snowboarder," Ledecka said.   The 26th racer to take the course, Ledecka shredded her way through it in a time of 1 minute, 21.11 seconds. Defending champion Anna Veith of Austria earned the silver, finishing 0.01 seconds back,...
19/02/2018

MOTORSPORT

Max Verstappen admits he is not looking forward to racing the "very ugly" Halo in this year's championship.   Earlier this week the Formula 1 began launching their 2018 cars with Haas and Williams' the first two to reveal their Halo concepts. It hasn't impressed Verstappen, who next Monday will take the covers off Red Bull's new RB14.   "The Halo - that will be very ugly," he said. "I am not looking forward to that. Hopefully it is a good step forward and we have got straight away a good car for the beginning of the year, so we are not really chasing, like we did last year. That is the...
22/02/2018

F1 Needs Teams For Driver Development

Formula 1 needs more teams like former backmarker Minardi because there are currently too few opportunities for young drivers to break through, according to Haas team principal Gunther Steiner.

 

Minardi raced in F1 for 21 years from 1985 and was renowned for giving young talented drivers a chance with the likes of Fernando Alonso, Giancarlo Fisichella, Jarno Trulli and Mark Webber all getting their start in F1 with the team.

 

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