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Janek Speight

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Janek is a former Newcastle Herald journalist who has moved to Berlin to work abroad as a freelance writer.

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Commonwealth Games Preview: Mountain Biking

15 hours ago

After being cancelled in 2010, mountain biking is back for the Glasgow Commonwealth Games, which has a beautiful course ready for riders in 2014. The Cathkin Braes course has it all – winding turns, rocky crops, sneaky jumps and plenty of technical challenges. The 5.5-kilometre circuit features moorland, woodland and hillside bedrock sure to test […]

England must follow Germany for success

England must follow Germany for success

3 days ago

Following Germany’s much heralded 14-year road to success at the 2014 FIFA World Cup, England and Italy’s failure to progress to the knockout stages has put their own domestic situations in the spotlight. The two so-called super powers of European football bowed out to Costa Rica and Uruguay in Group D, countries with populations of […]

Was Messi a deserved Golden Ball winner?

Was Messi a deserved Golden Ball winner?

16 Jul 2014

When Argentinean forward Lionel Messi walked dejectedly up the stairs of the Estádio Maracanã to greet Sepp Blatter and company following the 2014 FIFA World Cup final, more than a few people raised their eyebrows in surprise. He was there to collect the Golden Ball, cementing his status as the tournament’s best player, at least […]

2014 FIFA World Cup: Finals preview

2014 FIFA World Cup: Finals preview

12 Jul 2014

The 2014 FIFA World Cup is almost at an end, with two of the original favourites set to face-off against each other in the final on Monday morning. Hosts Brazil were knocked out in the cruelest of fashions by a Germany outfit that finally found its form in front of goal. A German victory was […]

2014 FIFA World Cup: Semi-finals preview

7 Jul 2014

The 2014 FIFA World Cup has flown by, and we already find ourselves preparing to sit down and enjoy the semi-finals. The favourites have again progressed at the expense of the underdogs, with Brazil, Argentina, Netherlands and Germany making up the top four. It’s not a bad final quartet for neutrals, with both semi-final fixtures […]

Colombians celebrate amid defeat

Colombians celebrate amid defeat

6 Jul 2014

As Spanish referee Carlos Velasco Carballo blew full time in Brazil’s 2-1 victory over Colombia, a small town in South America was left devastated. Yet despite witnessing their country exit from the 2014 FIFA World Cup, the occupants of the main plaza in Salento, Colombia, rose to their feet as one to applaud their heroes. […]

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