340 - Unethical Sponsorship in Sport?

June 08, 2018


This week's English News Weekly podcast reports on a growing dilemma for sports teams and major global events – is any kind of sponsorship ok? Almost all sports teams have at least one major sponsor, whilst conferences, meetings and global events usually have quite a few who wish to advertise their name by paying large sums of money. But, should regimes with autocratic leaders be allowed to sponsor teams or events? Should there be rules to prevent this?
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June 08, 2018
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336 - Surfing the Highest Wave!

May 11, 2018


This week's English News Weekly podcast revisits a topic that we first explored way back in 2012 in ENW 50. Back then we reported on the highest wave ever surfed by a 44 year-old American professional surfer Garrett McNamara. Well his six-year record has been broken when this month official recognition was given to a new height! How high was the wave surfed? Who broke Mr. McNamara's record? Where was the wave surfed?
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May 11, 2018
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331 - Cheating Storm Stuns Australia

March 30, 2018


This week's English News Weekly podcast looks at a public admission by the captain of the Australian cricket team that he cheated. The confession revealed at a public press conference in Cape Town, South Africa during an international cricket match. The admission, by captain Steven Smith, has rocked Australia with even the country's Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull expressing his disbelief at the actions of the team. Why did Australia cheat? What happens next?
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March 30, 2018
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280 - 19,032 Days of Non-Stop Running!

February 10, 2017


This week's English News Weekly podcast reports on an incredible story about a 78 year-old man from England who has been running, every day for 52 years...Until this week. Since 1964 Ron Hill has run 1.6km every day, no matter the weather or how he was feeling. Why did he run every day for more than 50 years? Why happened to break his world record running streak?

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February 10, 2017
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278 - 237km Fast on... a Bicycle!

January 27, 2017


This week's English News Weekly podcast reports on an incredible attempt by one mother of three to become the fastest human on a bicycle. Denise Mueller reached an unbelievable top speed of 237.78 km/h whilst trying to break a 32 year old bicycle record. Over three days on the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah Mueller cycled faster that 200 km/h on an non-motorised bike. How did she do? What happened?

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January 27, 2017
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