June 26, 2010

Ever dreamt of the world's largest coin?

And that too in gold, weighing approximately 100kg? Such was the scene when the World's largest gold coin went on sale for $4m at an auction in London. It is one of only five Canadian Maple Leaf coins that carry a face value of almost $1m, which bears the image of Queen Elizabeth II.

Worth the bargain?

So what happens to the 2006 World Champs?

This must be the question in many minds. I came across an interesting read, describing the flogging handed to the teams after their respective dismal showings:


June 3, 2010

The Reality amidst the fanfare at the 2010 FIFA World Cup

So is the FIFA WC '10 to benefit Africa in general or even the hosts for that matter?

I came across this piece in The Independent newspaper, where radical Sowetan columnist Andile Mngxitama said all Fifa is giving Africa is a month-long feel-good episode which will do little, long-term, to change perceptions or economic realities.

Makes for an interesting reflection into the rich governing body that boasts of "giving back to the game".