Category Archives: Sports

Filmmaker and paraglider Jean-Baptiste Chandelier takes to the sky at Sao Miguel and Corvo in the Azores, Briançon and Serre Chevalier in France, Canoa Quebrada in Brazil and Clifton in South Africa.

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Archer Lars Anderson demonstrates the dark art of ‘uncentering’ an arrow on release to bend its flight.

Achieved by a combination of air resistance and a deliberately offset shooting technique, the trick can send arrows around corners, over obstacles and even – with a sufficient headwind – right back to the archer.

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A basketball court in Aalst, Belgium painted by artist Katrien Vanderlinden, inspired by  the children’s mathematical reasoning game, Logical Blocks.

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6 minutes, 47.3 seconds on Germany’s legendary and notoriously challenging 20.8km Nürburgring Nordschleife – a new record lap time set this week by a preternaturally calm Lars Kern in the Porsche 911 GTS RS.

Sound up, full screen, lights off, imaginary steering wheel.

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The Basque woman five seats down from me was in awe. The stadium was packed. Over 50,000 souls had taken over the place and turned it red. It was only a ‘friendly’, but the supporters of the ‘home’ team cheered every pass and move with a gusto which was totally out of kilter with the importance of the occasion.

“Why does everyone in Ireland support Liverpool?” she asked me at half-time. “Do you not support your own teams?”

In the city of Shamrock Rovers, Bohemians, and St Patrick’s Athletic, she was shocked to see so many Dubliners come out to support a team from the old colonial power.

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READ ON: Our Divided Tribal Loyalties (Ciaran Tierney Blogspot)

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1st place qualifier, 3rd overall & still top of the championship for James Deane after Formula Drift Montreal. Not bad for a lad from Castletownroche.

The wickedly fast Japanese sport of ‘pepe-sumo’, or miniature robot sumo wrestling, filmed here in real time  and compiled (from several years of footage) by Robert McGregor.

Bouts don’t last long. Refs wear shin pads.

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