230 - 10 Year Sumo Drought Ends!

January 29, 2016


This week’s English News Weekly podcast reports on a momentous occasion in the traditional Japanese sport of sumo. After ten years and 60 tournaments Japanese sumo fans can finally celebrate a champion that was born in Japan. The last decade has been dominated by foreign-born Sumo wrestlers, mostly from Mongolia. Why is this such a big moment for Japan...
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January 29, 2016
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220 - World Athletics in Meltdown!

November 13, 2015


The sport of athletics has been rocked this week by serious allegations against Russia, one of the sport’s most successful track and field countries. WADA – the organisation that monitors sport for drug-doping claims Russia has been operating a decades-long drug cheating programme. What does Russia say? What happens next?
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November 13, 2015
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213 - Japan Shocks the World

September 27, 2015


The rugby world cup is the 3rd biggest sporting event in the world. The 8th rugby world cup is in England and 20 countries are playing for the chance to become World Champions. South Africa have won the world cup TWICE. Japan have only won ONE GAME at the rugby world cup - in 1991! This week Japan beat South Africa in one of the biggest shocks in sports history! But what happened?
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September 27, 2015
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198 - A New Football World Cup?

June 05, 2015


English News Weekly 198 reports on whether the world's most popular sport is heading for a civil war.

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June 05, 2015
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157 Triumph, Defeat & Respect

July 18, 2014


This week's podcast looks back at the 2014 FIFA World Cup -- which was great for Germany, bad for Argentina, terrible for Brazil (and England), and where Japanese fans earned respect.

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July 18, 2014
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