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Oscar Pistorius holds the hands of family members after sentenced in Pretoria

South African Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius holds the hands of family members after being sentenced at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria.

World

Winnipeg Sports Media: This Gary Lawless column isn't that bad...unless it really is

Many years ago, I was instructed by one of my first newspaper gurus that a headline should sell, tell and fit. That is, it should sell the story, tell the story and fit the layout. 739 more words

National Hockey League

Oscar Pistorious is Being Sentenced For Homicide in the Death of Reeva Steenkamp As I Write

As I write it appears that South African athlete Oscar Pistorious will be sentenced to at least some prison time for the shooting death of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. 74 more words

Olympic Protest

On this day in 1968, one of the most iconic images in Olympic history was captured for all the world to see.  As the US National Anthem played at the medal ceremony for the 200 Metre race at the Mexico City Olympics, American sprinters Tommie Smith and John Carlos, the Gold and Bronze Medalists,  bowed their heads and each raised a single, black gloved fist.   187 more words

On This Day

The Australian Olympic Team, 1932.

The Australian Olympic Team at the Olympic Stadium in Los Angeles in 1932.

Australia sent twelve athletes to the Los Angeles Games, and came home with five medals.  36 more words

History

Classical Fashions Never Die

Last week was Vladimir Putin’s 62nd birthday. Rather than the occasion of the Russian President’s birthday, however, what was widely reported in the press, on television and other media in the UK was a particular present that he received: entitled The Twelve Labours of Putin, a special exhibition of 12 imaginative portraits had been commissioned by the President’s ‘friends’, each one depicting Vladimir Putin in the style of Hercules, undertaking an updated version of one of the famous ‘labours’. 391 more words