It must be almost time that we put a stop to the sporting selfie. This is the opening ceremony for the Junior Olympics in China. The Official IOC Opening Ceremony. Get on with the proceedings please dignitaries.
Interesting mascot though.
What is Leo Bertos up to these days? Signing up for the East Bengal Tigers in the new Indian Football League. Just like the IPL, only cheaper.
The Canterbury Bulldogs. The Bad Boys of the NRL. Here they are warming up by trying a bit of Jazzersize.
Creepy national sporting fans are not confined to New Zealand it would seem. Here is a guy called Brumbies Man outside the Olympic Stadium in Sydney before last weekend’s Bledisloe Cup match. That’s fine(ish) but those poor, poor, children.
Recently, Maria Sharapova said she did not know who Sachin Tendulkar is, and over a billion people fell into a state of outrage. And Sri Lankans know how to troll.
Credit to Manchester City. Remembering those lost on the way to New Zealand for the Football United tour.
The Guardian is running a fantastic series of famous footballers from the 1970s. Where to start? Let’s go for Arry Redknapp and a duck on loan
No Beefy Botham pictures this week sorry.