At the World Cup final, Argentina wrestled the magnificent $20 million, 18-carat solid gold World Cup trophy from France, the defending champion. Enthusiastic sports commentators raved about “the best supermatch of all time.” But when the dust of the desert has settled, there’s nothing left in Doha but the bitter taste of defeat – a defeat brought on by the failure of sportswashing to gloss over the Qatari image and present the Gulf state to the world as a liberal modern state. Among the debris from the Qatar fallout is the tarnished image of the European Parliament, some of whose MEPs, staff and lobbyists are accused of accepting succulent sportswashing bribes from Qatar. Upbraiding the suspects, EP President Roberta Metsola said, “Shame on you for violating the trust of the people of Europe.”
Although the Olympic ideal was to place sport above politics, in reality there were often political goals and messages promoted through the games
Meet the incredibly multifaceted Dr. Passi!
"Living and working in an African country is extremely difficult for a European. The challenges you face are many. If you really want to operate in a proper way, you must adapt to the host culture, not forcing it to adapt to us. And this is actually a wonderful journey in an unknown world!"
Tour operator, conservationist, author and photographer, Gianni Bauce from Turin, Italy has always had a passion for learning and sharing the beauty of the world of wildlife: his vivid descriptions, desire to explore, his admiration for his profession, people and places, and the profound values of conservation he holds, and breaths and lives. Gianni has turned his passion for wildlife into a thriving tourism business, African Path Safaris, a success from the very start
There’s an evocative niche in Madrid that renders homage to Nelson Mandela in the form of a well-run African restaurant