Archiv der Kategorie 'sport'

John Oliver über die FIFA und die WM

It’s an organized religion and FIFA is his church.

Trailer zur Paul Kimmage/Tour de France-Dokumentation Rough Rider

The most spectacular sporting event in the world in 2013 will take place next July, when for twenty‐one days, the 100th Tour de France sees 180 cyclists pedal over 3,000km around the French countryside. This grueling event will be cheered on by huge roadside crowds and accompanied by the mighty caravan of global media, sponsors, medics and support staff that keep the wheels turning.

Within that media scrum sits one of the worlds most cantankerous sports journalists. Paul Kimmage has spent the last 22 years fighting to rid his most beautiful sport of doping. The former professional cyclist is detested by many in the sport, led by Lance Armstrong, fellow journalists and heads of the world cycling governing body.

Throughout the twenty‐one days of the most grueling road race, we travel with journalist Paul Kimmage in his caravan, giving us an extraordinary insight into the fascinating, beautiful and often shocking world of professional cycling. At its heart this is a story of one man’s unrequited love for his sport.

Right now, there is no sport with a bigger credibility fight on its hands than cycling, and no event where genuine romance coexists so uncomfortably with hideous reality than the Tour de France. Told against the backdrop of the centenary Tour, and through the eyes of one of the most aggravated whistleblowers in sports journalism, we are going on a journey that could prove to be one of the most contentious sports films of our time.

Due for completion: November 2013

[Wildfire Films, via Donald McRae]

Trailer: A Different League: Where Next in the Evolution of Women’s Football?

A Different League: Where Next in the Evolution of Women’s Football? is a feature length documentary focusing on the success, development and future of the women’s game played in England.

Produced by Plus44 Films, A Different League joins women’s football after the phenomenal success of the London 2012 Olympic games. With extensive access to leading figures within the women’s game at the Football Association, as well as in-depth focus on Arsenal Ladies and Charlton Athletic Women, ADL kicks opens the door to women’s football as never seen before.

[A Different League, via Andy Brassel]

David Foster Wallace über Sportler-Interviews

This stuff is stupefying, and yet it also seems to be inevitable, maybe even necessary. The baritones in network blazers keep coming up after games, demanding of physical geniuses these recombinant strings of dead clichés, strings that after a while start to sound like a strange kind of lullaby, and which of course no network would solicit and broadcast again and again if there weren‘t a large and serious audience out here who find the banalities right and good. As if the emptiness in these athletes‘ descriptions of their feelings confirmed something we need to believe.

aus dem Essay How Tracy Austin Broke My Heart

Dokumentation: Hillsborough – Heading for Disaster (Teil 1)


Fehlender Patriotismus von Sportlern wird auch in den USA angeprangert

Dokumentation: Is Football Racist?

Following a season in which football has been rocked by allegations of racism, former Premier league defender Clarke Carlisle explores how far his profession has really progressed since the dark days of banana throwing on the terraces in this documentary.

Die Berliner Republik unter den Fußballvereinen

Andreas Reschke in der leider letzten Ausgabe der Bonjour Tristesse:

Die gern bemühte Floskel, dass es sich beim „FC St. Pauli“ um „mehr als nur einen Fußballverein“ handelt, ist also unfreiwillig richtig. Die Fanszene vereinigt in sich all das, was das neue – das heißt: linke – Deutschland ausmacht. Es handelt sich dabei um eine Mischung aus klassischem Linksaktivismus und einem längst im Mainstream angekommenen linken Gefühl. Der Antifaschismus des „FC St. Pauli“ ist angesichts der faktischen Absenz von Nazis am „Millerntor“ lediglich Ausdruck eines reinen Gewissens; der Verein eine Wehrgemeinschaft gegen einen Feind, dessen Hässlichkeit umso massiver beschworen wird, je ähnlicher er einem selbst ist. Der „FC St. Pauli“ ist damit die „Berliner Republik“ unter den deutschen Fußballvereinen. Er ist die vereingewordene Zivilgesellschaft; die gemeinschaftliche Abwehrfront gegen Rechts, in der eigene, den Nazis nicht unähnliche Ressentiments (gegen die Moderne, gegen das Kapital, gegen Nestbeschmutzer usw.) einerseits gepflegt werden können; und in der diese andererseits auf im eigenen Stadion nicht existente Nazigruppen extrapolarisiert werden. In dieser Eintracht lässt man sich nicht dazwischen reden; man fühlt sich wohl – und so soll es am liebsten auch für immer bleiben.

Dokumentation: Britain’s Gay Footballers

Amal Fashanu versucht zu erkunden, warum sich außer ihrem Onkel Justin, bisher kein britischer Fußballer zu seiner Homosexualität bekannt hat.


John Legend besingt Tim Tebow