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Then and now: 30 years since the Heysel disaster

Then and now: 30 years since the Heysel disaster

Thirty years ago, 39 football fans lost their lives before the European Cup final between Liverpool and Juventus, a tragedy that led to English clubs’ suspension from club competitions for five years. The Sports Gazette remembers and reflects on how fan culture and facilities have progressed since. On that fateful night, David Lacey, reporting for […]

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Locals sceptical of Rugby World Cup legacy

Locals sceptical of Rugby World Cup legacy

This autumn, England will host one of the most anticipated sporting events of the year, the Rugby World Cup, and the borough of Richmond and its surroundings are getting all revamped. Or are they? Local residents and politicians voice their concerns. Watch this story’s accompanying video feature on YouTube. The tournament will be played in 13 venues […]

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Israeli rugby: the pride of Zion

Israeli rugby: the pride of Zion

Former professional player, Nathan Amos, knows one or two things about rugby, but representing Israel in European competitions always keeps exciting the 36-year-old. Rugby runs deep in the veins of Amos, a personal trainer and assistant manager of a gym at the University of Tel Aviv, Israel. His grandfather and uncle played rugby, and Amos […]

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Maccabi Netanya players call off strike

Maccabi Netanya players call off strike

The Israeli club’s players, who were not paid their last two salaries went on strike on Sunday, making the national news. Private funders enabled the club to reach a settlement ahead of the last two relegation deciders. Maccabi Netanya F.C. players have resumed training, today, Thursday, after the club managed to pay them their last […]

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Discovered at 23

Discovered at 23

Israel national rugby union captain, Jonathan (Yoni) Shaki, spoke to the Sports Gazette’s Noy Shani ahead of their European Nations Cup encounter in Prague about how it all started for him in rugby and playing for one of Europe’s most improving sides. Jonathan, also known as Yoni, who will celebrate his 32nd birthday this Sunday […]

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The Veteran

The Veteran

Former Liverpool and Israel international Yossi Benayoun Celebrated his 35th birthday this Tuesday and the Sports Gazette took time to reflect on his rich career. Video included. Yossi Benayoun is one of those football players that was lucky enough to play for five different English Premier League clubs and one championship side. This Tuesday the Israeli […]

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The British woman who does it by The Ruler

The British woman who does it by The Ruler

Not many women can claim they raised five children while at the same time running a successful sportswear manufacturing operation in one of the world’s most challenging environments for almost 30 years. Sara Hanna is one of those. She shares her story with The London Economic’s Noy Shani in an exclusive interview. Sara Hanna has […]

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”England have become a massive powerhouse”

”England have become a massive powerhouse”

Matt McIlwrick is determined to make it to the Kiwis senior Rugby League squad. In an interview for the Sports Gazette he speaks about life in and out of league and his view about English Rugby League. The new season of the Australian National Rugby League (NRL) is about to kick off for one young […]

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“It’s about giving something to the community”

“It’s about giving something to the community”

As part of The London Economic diversity in sport series, Noy Shani takes a look at how one man’s dream and dedication is making a difference to others in the West Midlands. Birmingham City Council could not ignore the talent of one man who changed his own life and set a target to help as many people as possible through […]

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It’s never too late

It’s never too late

Sweden-born Martin Polash bagged the bronze medal in the Open Table Tennis Championship, part of the BATTAD Grand Prix series in the Waterside Table Tennis Centre in Southampton.Professional salesman Polash, who is classified as grade 7 in terms of his disability, as set by the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF), was born with diminished movement […]

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