Post Tagged with: "sports"

Former French soccer player Lilian Thuram speaks out against racism in the sport. (Photo by Wikimedia Commons via France-Amérique)

Visiting French Athlete Speaks out Against Racism in Soccer

Black, Eastern European, Sports November 15, 2013 at 4:31 pm

Lilian Thuram, the celebrated former captain of the French national soccer team, visited NYU to talk about his current goals: combatting racism across the world, particularly in sports arenas, reports France-Amérique.

Possible Mexican Team Elimination Sparks Worries in U.S.

Possible Mexican Team Elimination Sparks Worries in U.S.

Mexican, Sports October 10, 2013 at 3:18 pm

If Mexico’s national team fails to qualify for the 2014 Brazil World Cup, business losses will follow.

Bronx Luchadores Mix Fun with Social Services

Bronx Luchadores Mix Fun with Social Services

Bronx, In the News, Latino, Social Services, Sports August 7, 2013 at 4:49 pm

Members of the Bronx Wrestling Foundation entertain families at community events while teaching kids about exercise.

The Gaelic Park concession stand at West 240th Street and Corlear Avenue. (Photo by Marisol Diaz/The Riverdale Press)

Makeover for Hub of Irish Sports

Bronx, Culture, In the News, Sports, Western European March 25, 2013 at 7:28 pm

Part of the Bronx’s Gaelic Park, which has hosted generations of Irish sports and events, will get a $3.2 million makeover in the form of new facilities, reports The Riverdale Press.

Las Buenas Amigas (Photo via EDLP)

LGBT-Friendly Soccer Team Promotes Tolerance in Latino Community

LGBTQ, Sports August 30, 2012 at 9:43 am

El Diario La Prensa profiles a women’s soccer team that plays in Flushing Meadows Park, organized by an LGBT organization that works in the Latino community.

Manny Tavárez llegó a pitcher semiprofesional, pero una lesión en un hombro, acabó con sus sueños. (Photo via El Diario/La Prensa)

Dominican-American Pitcher Aiming for State Senate

Dominican, Elections 2012, Politics, Sports August 23, 2012 at 1:39 pm

El Diario La Prensa’s José Acosta profiles the Dominican-American Manny Tavárez, a semi-professional baseball pitcher turned candidate for the New York State Senate. With his athletic background, Tavárez is pushing for sports and education to get young people off the streets.

Potent Statement: Tossing a ball around in the park is a powerful statement of rebellion for young people who leave ultra-Orthodox communities. (Photo by Claudio Papapietro via The Forward)

For Ex-Orthodox Jews, Ultimate Frisbee as Rebellion

Religion, Sports July 5, 2012 at 2:13 pm

The Jewish Daily Forward explores the journey of former ultra-Orthodox Jews to a life beyond the insular communities they were raised in, with an interesting feature focusing on a group who have picked up sports that they had previously been banned from playing.

Members of the New York Honduras Soccer League play at Ferry Point Park (Photo by Patrick Wall/DNAinfo)

After Lobbying for New Bronx Soccer Field, Honduran Players Can’t Use It

Central American, Sports June 7, 2012 at 11:02 am

The Bronx-based New York Honduras Soccer League lobbied for a synthetic-turf soccer field in Crotona Park, and its efforts were successful — a field was completed last year. But the Honduran players are blocked from using the new field because weekend and evening slots are reserved for youth teams.

Harlem resident and firefighter Khalid Baylor is one of a crop of non-white new recruits to the FDNY. (Photo by DNAinfo/Jeff Mays)

Voices in Focus: FDNY Exam Draws Record Number of Minorities, Women

Crime, Culture May 11, 2012 at 1:15 pm

New details in the ongoing story of sex abuse in Brooklyn’s ultra-Orthodox Jewish communities; a record number of aspiring women and minority firefighters; a dogged principal takes on a troubled school; an immigrant sports fan muses over racism in the stands; and two public art projects that address immigrant workers’ rights.

Theodore Menis has been the president of the Olympiakos Fan Club in Astoria since it began in 1995. (Photo by Rachel Sapin)

At Greek Soccer Fan Club, Talk Drifts to Economy

Featured Posts, Queens, Sports March 6, 2012 at 3:21 pm

At the Olympiakos Fan Club of New York in Astoria, conversation flows from Greek to English and back to Greek again. And when it’s not about soccer, it generally drifts to glum talk of the ongoing economic crisis in Greece.

Haitian footballers make mark on NFL and mainstream America

Caribbean, Immigration, In the News, Opinion January 9, 2012 at 4:46 pm

This is a time-tested ritual long practiced by our aggrieved, proud communities in the Diaspora: the meticulous but truculent search for any noticeable signs that give us a sure measure of our success or defeat in the murkily impervious United States of America.

New York vs. Galway Connacht 2010 championship game at Gaelic Park.

NY to host Irish football kickoff

Bronx, Culture, Western European December 6, 2011 at 9:13 am

The honor of hosting the first game in the All-Ireland senior football championship will fall to New York next year. Gaelic Park in Riverdale will host a local team against an Irish team in May.

Korean youths spread Taekwondo

Korean youths spread Taekwondo

Culture, East Asian, Education, Health, Metro Area October 4, 2011 at 3:19 pm

A few public schools in New York City teach the Korean martial art of Taekwondo to students. A brother-sister duo that teaches the sport are hoping that this spreads to more schools.