Olympic Games: Tokyo without the fans

This was somewhat feared given the current sanitary situation in Japan, but the axe has eventually fallen: the 2021 Olympic Games, initially planned in 2020 and postponed because of the pandemic, will be held in Tokyo, Japan, without any people in the stands. No people, no fans coming from any single part of the world to support their athletes, this is the price to pay … Continue reading Olympic Games: Tokyo without the fans

A Lion in Paris

Moroccan right back Achraf Hakimi leaves Inter Milan for Paris Saint-Germain. Freshly crowned champion of Italian Serie A with Antonio Conte as a coach, the former Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund defender will now follow his destiny in Paris, where big players keep on being expected, sometimes contrary to common sense, to win the Champions’ League. Recruited from Inter Milan for 70 million euros and … Continue reading A Lion in Paris

Euro 2021: Bad day for Swiss and Breel Embolo

Switzerland of striker Breel-Donald Embolo will not make it twice. After having eliminated the French world champions in round of sixteen in an incredible game that saw them come back from 1-3 to 3-3 in the last minutes, the Swiss squad got kicked out of the Euro 2020 tournament yesterday July 2 in quarter finals against another top team, Spain. Swiss forward Breel Embolo, Cameroonian … Continue reading Euro 2021: Bad day for Swiss and Breel Embolo

NBA Playoffs 2021: Philadelphia Sixers and Joel Embiid take the lead

2-1 Philly. After the big disillusion at Wells Fargo Center which witnessed Atlanta take the first game in their semifinals of conference against Philadelphia, the Sixers are logically leading the debates. But nothing was simple for the team that ended up first seed in the East in the regular season. The victory of last night against Atlanta (127-111) is more than welcome. Hit by surprise … Continue reading NBA Playoffs 2021: Philadelphia Sixers and Joel Embiid take the lead

NBA seeking to conquer Africa

While the NBA playoffs were confronting the best American squads all over the US, with the fans back and a little bit of adrenalin between the Knicks and the Hawks, commissioner Adam Silver is thinking bigger for Africa. The NBA boss announced the creation of “NBA Africa”, a project that is supported by investors like former basketball players Joakim Noah, Dikembe Mutombo and Luol Deng. … Continue reading NBA seeking to conquer Africa

Africa on the playoffs race

The NBA playoffs for the season 2020/2021 will start within three weeks, and the struggle is still tough to know who will participate and be part of it. If a few squads already said goodbye to a next episode (Houston, Detroit, Orlando, Minnesota…), some others keep on fighting to save their seat between the seventh and the tenth position, which means play in. The play … Continue reading Africa on the playoffs race

Football: Riyad Mahrez for a first Champions’ League final

Algerian striker Riyad Mahrez was on fire last night. By scoring two goals in the second leg game of the semifinals against Paris Saint-Germain (2-0 final score), the Citizen paved the way for a first Champions’ League final for Manchester City, and is achieving two goals at the same time: a first final for Manchester City, and a first final for him as well. The … Continue reading Football: Riyad Mahrez for a first Champions’ League final

Champions’ League: tough mission for Sadio Mané and the Reds

The drawing lots of the UEFA Champions’ League quarter finals, the most prestigious European competition of football, took place last Friday right after the second leg games of round of sixteen. Eight teams will try to take over from Bayern Munich after the coronation of the Germans last year in final against French team PSG (1-0). If two squads, Manchester City and Bayern, are generally … Continue reading Champions’ League: tough mission for Sadio Mané and the Reds

Racism out of stadium

On Wednesday, December 9th, Paris Saint-Germain beat Istanbul Basaksehir 5-1 for the sake of the last game of group stage of the Champions’ League and got qualified for the round of sixteen in upcoming February/March, about to be played against FC Barcelona of Lionel Messi. But the most important is elsewhere. That game was of course a claimed victory over racism after the events of … Continue reading Racism out of stadium