Total African Nations Championship Will Embrace Technology

While football federations in Europe and the Americas are yet to be convinced about FIFA’s implementation of goal line technology and video assistant referee (VAR) systems, the Confederation of African Football (CAF) plans to use both technologies in 2018 during the Total African Nations Championship. During a CAF meeting in Cairo, officials resolved to roll…

Cool Runnings: Nigerian Bobsled Team Heads to the Winter Olympics

The 1993 Disney film Cool Runnings, starring the legendary Canadian comedic actor John Candy, told the curious story about the national bobsled team of Jamaica and the squad’s unlikely appearance in the 1988 Calgary Winter Olympics. Although the premise of Cool Runnings was based on the oddity of a bobsled—or bobsleigh—squad hailing from a Caribbean…

2018 Pirelli Calendar Features All-Black Cast

  The 2018 Pirelli calendar is out and this year’s theme is Alice in Wonderland. The unique aspect of this year’s photo shoot is that it took a diversity approach casting an all-black cast featuring Naomi Campbell, Lupita Nyong’o, South African lawyer Thando Hopa, Whoopi Goldberg, Sudanese-Australian model Duckie Thot, and Sean “Diddy” Combs, among others.…