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Stick Around! Leave the Airport and Discover Qatar

Richard Powell | Posted 05.19.2015 | Travel
Richard Powell

The world's richest country per capita, lying on the north-eastern coast of the Arabian Peninsula, has traditionally been an unlikely place for a holiday.

Qatar Backtracks on Engagement With Critics

James Dorsey | Posted 05.19.2015 | Sports
James Dorsey

After four years of engagement with its critics in a so far failed bid to turn its hosting of the World Cup into a successful soft power tool, Qatar appears to have decided that the region's tendency to intimidate those who don't fall into line may be a more effective strategy.

Ben Walsh

ESPN Failed To Disclose Commentator's Relationship With Cash-Prize Fantasy Site

HuffingtonPost.com | Ben Walsh | Posted 04.07.2015 | Sports

ESPN failed to disclose an endorsement deal between its lead soccer analyst, Taylor Twellman, and cash-prize fantasy sports company Draft Kings, the n...

ILO Victory Boosts Qatari Hopes of Defeating Efforts to Deprive It of World Cup

James Dorsey | Posted 04.02.2015 | Sports
James Dorsey

A resolution by the International Labour Organization (ILO) to postpone until November a decision to investigate Qatar on charges of violating the Forced Labour and Labour Inspection Conventions is likely to boost the Gulf state's ability to defeat any attempt to strip it of the right to host the 2022 World Cup at next month's congress of world soccer body FIFA.

The Pele Interview: 'I Hope Football in the U.S. Will Keep Going Until the United States' Team Is in the Final of the World Cup'

Steve Clare | Posted 03.25.2015 | Sports
Steve Clare

Pele has high hopes for American soccer. Like many of the rest of us, he forecast African success in the World Cup last century. Perhaps wary of that, he expresses his hopes rather than his predictions for U.S. soccer.

FIFA President Blatter Signals Mounting Pressure on Qatar to Tackle Migrant Worker Problems

James Dorsey | Posted 05.15.2015 | Sports
James Dorsey

A warning by world soccer body FIFA president Sepp Blatter following talks this weekend with Qatari emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani that Qatar needs to do more to improve the working and living conditions of its migrant workers is the latest signal that Qatar will have to take substantive steps to fend off attempts to deprive it of its 2022 World Cup hosting rights.

5 Reasons to Become an Archery Fan

Brandi Megan Granett | Posted 05.03.2015 | Sports
Brandi Megan Granett

So you think Katniss Everdeen is cool? Or maybe you followed Team USA at the London Olympic Games? Archery is awesome for lots of reasons, including its many health benefits and a major fun factor. But let's consider some other great reasons for becoming a fan.

A Cup Half Full: The Social Impact of the World Cup

Santiago Halty | Posted 04.21.2015 | Impact
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Santiago Halty

We would much rather be spending our time talking about the incredible things the World Cup can do for a country rather than what it takes away. Unfortunately, there are still very harsh realities confronting recent World Cup host nations.

Live the Dream. Seriously. Live it.

Dan Duffy | Posted 04.12.2015 | Healthy Living
Dan Duffy

I am a homebody. My idea of a kick-ass Saturday night is to sit in our basement with Steph and our boys and watch any Harry Potter flick while eating...

Colorado Welcomes You to the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships

Liftopia | Posted 04.11.2015 | Travel
Liftopia

Worldwide, organizers estimate more than 750 million viewers will tune in to watch the action. You could do that, or you can come to Colorado and see the races live.

Soccer Soft Power: A Double-Edged Sword

James Dorsey | Posted 03.23.2015 | Sports
James Dorsey

An avalanche of criticism of FC Bayern Muenchen, a leading soccer brand and Germany's most successful club, for playing a commercially driven friendly against Saudi Arabia's FC Al Hilal amid a crackdown on dissent in the kingdom.

The Syria I Miss

Chaker Khazaal | Posted 03.14.2015 | Impact
Chaker Khazaal

Only by clinging steadfastly to a memory of a happy Syria can I believe that one day those who contributed to both sides of the current war will commit to help the victims of the conflict. Syrian refugees are dying in the cold, and the price of a jacket is far less than the price of a weapon.

U.S. Striker Revisits THAT Costly World Cup Miss

Grantland | Posted 12.17.2014 | Sports

Chris Wondolowski wants to explain. Really, he does. He wants to go back for a moment to that afternoon in Salvador, Brazil, and that plot of grass ju...

2014 in Sports: 6 Takeaways From the Complicated Year That Was

Thomas McKenna | Posted 02.11.2015 | Sports
Thomas McKenna

However, while it's easy to lament to the failings of our sports fandoms in 2014, there's no denying that there was also a lot of good to come from the past year.

Qatar Will Try To Get 'Creative' To Allow Gay Fans At World Cup

AP | JOHN LEICESTER and ROB HARRIS | Posted 11.14.2014 | Sports

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Qatar's sports minister says the 2022 World Cup will set a benchmark of excellence that will be "almost impossible to beat" and p...

Boycott the World Cup and Demand Equality

Steve Siebold | Posted 01.13.2015 | Gay Voices
Steve Siebold

Organizations like FIFA and the country of Qatar take away from the true spirit of the sport through their discrimination. Discriminating over one's sexual preference is uncalled for in any and all circumstances. It's common sense that homosexuals are no better or worse than anyone else, and should be left alone to live life on their own terms.

Brazil's Silva Sets His 'Ocean View' on North America

Salvatore Bono | Posted 12.08.2014 | Entertainment
Salvatore Bono

Inspired by the beaches that surround him and the life he lives with his feet in the sand, Silva has created the perfect summer time record that makes anxious to see the season go. I recently spoke to Silva about his new album, country, and influences.

Bridging the Generational Divide between a Football Father and a Soccer Son

John McCormick | Posted 11.30.2014 | Parents
John McCormick

Every generation has its own collective character, its likes and dislikes, its passions and indifferences. While baseball was tops in my dad's day and football in mine, many youth today are embracing soccer as the new "in" sport.

Gulf Proxy War: UAE Seeks to Further Damage Qatar's Already Tarnished Image

James Dorsey | Posted 11.28.2014 | World
James Dorsey

The United Arab Emirates and Qatar are locked into a propaganda war with public relations agencies and front organizations as proxies that is backfiring on both Gulf states.

In Brazil, the World Cup Is Over But the Sexual Violence Continues

Gary Barker, Ph.D. | Posted 11.19.2014 | World
Gary Barker, Ph.D.

A few short weeks after the World Cup ended in Rio de Janeiro, four military police officers were arrested for the rape of three young women in a Rio de Janeiro favela. This episode and others have pointed to continual patterns of sexual violence in Brazil.

The Salaam Games: Coming to a Stadium Near You!

Atif Choudhury | Posted 11.08.2014 | World
Atif Choudhury

What if we could bring a broad range of these personalities in the Muslim world together for an event celebrating diversity while showcasing unity, strength, and peace?

A West Coast Post-Season

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 11.02.2014 | Sports
Lincoln Mitchell

An all-West Coast World Series, a distinct possibility at this point, would present an image of baseball that is young, new and forward-looking, despite the inconvenient time zone for many in the East Coast.

Ich Bin Ein Cavalier: What We Can Learn From LeBron, German Soccer and the Spurs

Dov Seidman | Posted 10.22.2014 | Business
Dov Seidman

I want to congratulate LeBron James, Germany and the San Antonio Spurs on their recent wins -- before they fade from our minds -- and for demonstrating to the world, and each other, how inspirational leadership works and what it takes to build a winning organization

Qatar's New World Cup City Is A Modern Marvel

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 08.25.2014 | Travel

Qatar is going HUGE for the 2022 FIFA World Cup. In preparation to host soccer's most major event, the Qatari government has shelled out an estimat...

U.S. World Cup Stars Back In Action

Posted 08.15.2014 | Sports

By Ives Galarcep, Goal.com Tim Howard starred at the World Cup while Jozy Altidore missed most of it. Both will look to write new chapters to their...