Sports: Editor's Picks

Collection with 29 media items created by Transterra Editor

15 Nov 2013 09:00

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Yangon, Myanmar Lethwei - Let Wei Bu...
Yangon, Myanmar
By Vittore Buzzi
06 Nov 2012

Vittore Buzzi Photography Yangon, Myanmar Lethwei - Let Wei Burma Boxe.
Lone Chaw was 3 times Myanmar National Champion. Lethwei’s real legend.
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Yangon, Myanmar Lethwei - Let Wei Bu...
Yangon, Myanmar
By Vittore Buzzi
06 Nov 2012

Vittore Buzzi Photography Yangon, Myanmar Lethwei - Let Wei Burma Boxe.
Lone Chaw was 3 times Myanmar National Champion. Lethwei’s real legend.
Gym

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Yangon, Myanmar Lethwei - Let Wei Bu...
Yangon, Myanmar
By Vittore Buzzi
06 Nov 2012

Vittore Buzzi Photography Yangon, Myanmar Lethwei - Let Wei Burma Boxe.
Lone Chaw was 3 times Myanmar National Champion. Lethwei’s real legend.
Gym

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Soccer
Tindouf, Southwest Algeria
By Docphot
04 Jan 2011

Soccer is popular in the camps, most follow Spanish teams such as FC Barcelona or Real Madrid.

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For Clan and Country (7 of 12)
Hargeisa, Somaliland
By mcseaniew
18 Jul 2013

The referee keeps a close eye on the fierce challenges that fly in from all directions. After 90 minutes of hot, tireless action the game is deadlocked at nil-nil.

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Qatar Fans 13
Doha, Qatar
By Ulrik Pedersen
25 Oct 2013

A fan coordinator trying to control the crowd. Some fan coordinators move around from club to club assisting the fans and club to create the best atmosphere. Umm Salal agianst Al Rayyan in Qatar Stars League. The game ended 3-3.

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Iraq lost the Gulf Cup and millions f...
Bahrain
By AlFardan
19 Jan 2013

Iraq lost the gulf cup and millions for UAE players

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For Clan and Country (3 of 12)
Hargeisa, Somaliland
By mcseaniew
18 Jul 2013

The crowd, which doesn't swell to full-capacity until the second half, watches as the game slips into sudden-death penalties.

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Rival Football Hooligans Unite Agains...
Istanbul, Turkey
By Jodi Hilton
02 Jun 2013

In Besiktas quarter protesters threw rocks at the police during the Occupy Gezi Park protest which has taken over many Istanbul neighborhoods

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For Clan and Country (2 of 12)
Hargeisa, Somaliland
By mcseaniew
18 Jul 2013

Security is tight as stick-wielding policemen keep punters in check. Previous years' finals have seen tribe-driven violence and stone-throwing.

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For Clan and Country (4 of 12)
Hargeisa, Somaliland
By mcseaniew
18 Jul 2013

Players of Hawd pose for the camera ahead of kick-off. In a repeat of last year's final, they play fierce local rivals Maroodi-Jeh for the highest prize in Somaliland sport.

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For Clan and Country (12 of 12)
Hargeisa, Somaliland
By mcseaniew
18 Jul 2013

The trophy is held aloft as the sun sets over Hargeisa. "This game is huge for Somaliland," says minister of sport Abdi Saeed Raigal as a handful of stones clatter the stadium's corrugated roof. "Every year we will get better and better."

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Mook, the Teen Thai Weightlifter (5 o...
Bangkok, Thailand
By Biel Calderon
01 May 2013

Mook trains at the Thai-Japanese Stadium. She trains at least five days per week. She is able to lift 85 Kg (clean and jerk competition) and 67 Kg (snatch competition).

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The Founder, Lina Khalifeh (4 of 8)
Amman, Jordan
By Osie Greenway
11 Dec 2012

Khalifeh right, and trainee work on defense and martial art techniques at the She Fighter studio in Amman, Jordan.

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Middle-distance Sled Dog Race 14
Russia, Petrozavodsk
By Yury Goldenshtein
18 Jan 2013

A musher drives his team of sled dogs during the International Middle-distance Sled Dog Race 'On the land of Sampo' in Praja village.

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Middle-distance Sled Dog Race 22
Russia, Petrozavodsk
By Yury Goldenshtein
19 Jan 2013

A musher drives his team of sled dogs during the International Middle-distance Sled Dog Race 'On the land of Sampo' in Praja village.

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Middle-distance Sled Dog Race 21
Russia, Petrozavodsk
By Yury Goldenshtein
19 Jan 2013

A musher drives his sled dogs during the International Middle-distance Sled Dog Race.

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Football supporters protest following...
Cairo, Egypt
By elking.ecw
05 Feb 2012

Cairo, Egypt: February 5, 2012

Football fans protesting in Tahrir Square against the police and ruling military council, following the Port Said Stadium tragedy of February 1.

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Football supporters protest following...
Cairo, Egypt
By elking.ecw
05 Feb 2012

Cairo, Egypt: February 5, 2012

Football fans protesting in Tahrir Square against the police and ruling military council, following the Port Said Stadium tragedy of February 1.

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Football "Ultras" United Against Poli...
Cairo, Egypt
By Peter Youssef
23 Dec 2011

December 23, 2011 - Cairo
Cairo Stadium
A background glimpse at the 'Ultras,' or avid football fans in Egypt. Here are seen chanting in favor of the revolution and against security forces while emphasizing unity between other groups.

At a football game between Alahly, the biggest club in Egypt, and Elmakasa (other Egyptian club), The Ultras of Alahly wanted to express their feeling about killing protesters in front of Egypt's cabinet a few days ago.

The head of the group Salah Abdalah, wearing a T-shirt with one of the martyr's photo, shouting against the military:
"you are dogs as police, build your prison tomorrow and the revolution will end you, write on the cell's wall 'killing the revolutionaries [brings] shame and betrayal." "Council what? Council of Shame." "Police, military, like dogs," "Interior [Ministry] are Thugs," "Freedom."

Sign 1 : 'Engineer Mohamed martyr of Freedom"

Sign 2 : "Lived as man, supporting unity and died a hero in the SQ".
The group flag is reversed as a tribute to the martyrs

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An Ancient Tradition of Lelo (18 of 47)
Shukhuti, Georgia
By Arturas Morozovas
05 May 2013

Local residents from lover and upper parts of the Shukhuti village fight for a 16 kg Lelo ball.

A day when the rest of the orthodoxies celebrate Easter every year at home around the dinner table, a small village Shukhuti in western Georgia fights in an ancient game called Lelo. Men from upper and lower parts of the village participate in several hour battle for 16 kg weighing Lelo Burti ball. Whatever part of the village brings the ball to its side, what is marked by two rivers, – wins. Victory means a glory and following Lelo’s main tradition, the winners carried the ball to the cemetery and place it on the last died player grave. (Full article is available).

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An Ancient Tradition of Lelo (45 of 47)
Shukhuti, Georgia
By Arturas Morozovas
05 May 2013

Local orthodox priest Saba carries a Lelo ball to a church for blessing before the game starts.

A day when the rest of the orthodoxies celebrate Easter every year at home around the dinner table, a small village Shukhuti in western Georgia fights in an ancient game called Lelo. Men from upper and lower parts of the village participate in several hour battle for 16 kg weighing Lelo Burti ball. Whatever part of the village brings the ball to its side, what is marked by two rivers, – wins. Victory means a glory and following Lelo’s main tradition, the winners carried the ball to the cemetery and place it on the last died player grave. (Full article is available).

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An Ancient Tradition of Lelo (8 of 20)
Shukhuti, Georgia
By Arturas Morozovas
05 May 2013

Male residents of the village of Shukhuti in Georgia fighting over a 16-kilogram leather ball during the traditional Lelo Barti game.

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Mook, The Teenage Thai Weightlifter
Bangkok, Thailand
By Biel Calderon
03 Mar 2013

Mook, 17, never imagined she could have a different life, away from ricefields and farming. Having lost her mother at the age of 9, she moved to Surin, one of the poorest provinces in Thailand, to live with her father’s family. She was then obliged to work in the fields, clean the house and look after her younger cousins. At 12, a friend of the family saw her strong body and suggested her to earn her life with weightlifting. She got a scholarship for the National Youth Team in Bangkok and started a new life. Now she gets a small salary and has a safe place to stay while she pursues her studies in high school.

Many children and youth from poor families in Thailand are sent to this kind of programmes to get a chance to study and earn some money. Most of them choose the traditional boxing, Muay Thai, but weightlifting is becoming more popular as some Thai female athletes have recently won some Olympic medals.

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Sangmanee 4
Bangkok
By Joan Planas
05 Jun 2013

Sangmanee is fighting in the ring (June 2013). The Muay Thai is the national sport of Thailand and the most popular. This sport began as a form of training in the Army of Siam with the aim of transforming their bodies into weapons to defend against melee enemies.

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Sangmanee 5
Bangkok
By Joan Planas
05 Jun 2013

Sangmanee is training with a partner in the ring (June 2013). The contact on the Muay Thai is brutal, however, is more technical than boxing and the goal is not only knock the opponent

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Sangmanee 1
Bangkok
By Joan Planas
05 Jun 2013

Sangmanee is training in the gym (June, 2013). In training Sangmanee raises a 10 kilos iron weighs with his mouth to maintain strong jaw and neck.

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Ultras protest in Tahrir for justice
Cairo
By elking.ecw
18 Jan 2013

Hardcore football fans (known as Ultras) of Ahly football club marched on Friday 18th January to call for justice for their fallen comrades who were killed in a post-match riot with the host fans of Al Masry club. More than 70 supporter were killed with many accusations pointed at police for either being involved or not preventing the riot. The protest which was attended by thousands comes a week before the verdict is issued against the ones accused in the riots.