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Today is…Golfer’s Day

Today is…Golfer’s Day

Some people believe that the word “golf” is derived from the phrase “gentlemen only, ladies forbidden.” However, very few words commonly used in the English language today gained their origins from acronyms. Other possibilities include the Dutch word “kolf,” a kind of stick or club, or “goulf,” a Scottish word meaning “to strike or cuff.” […]

Understanding Golf Terminology

Understanding Golf Terminology

Many people today are interesting in the golf terminology, because often times it seems like golfers have their own separate language when they hit the links. Quite simply, a new golfer has to know the terminology to be able to communicate effectively with other golfers. Here are some quick tips in terms that you will […]

Secretary-General’s Message On Sport As A Tool

Secretary-General’s Message On Sport As A Tool

Sport is a unique and powerful tool for promoting dignity and the equal and inalienable rights of every member of the human family.  It is a driving force for positive social change.  That is why some of the world’s greatest sportsmen and women have been, and remain, engaged in helping the United Nations to raise […]

IWD 2016: What African women footballers want

IWD 2016: What African women footballers want

International Women’s Day (IWD) was marked by the footballing community by a gathering of the sport’s top female football stars and leaders at the Fifa Women’s Football and Leadership Conference in Switzerland. The event gave a platform to the sallow but rising hope of women and female players around the world. The successful event, titled […]

Soumaia Fergani: The only woman in Algerian stadiums

Soumaia Fergani: The only woman in Algerian stadiums

For seven years, and in the midst of a gruesome civil war, Soumaia Fergani was the only woman in Algerian football stadiums when she was the country’s only qualified female match official. She now serves as a deputy in the National People’s Assembly, but prior to her political aspirations, football was her true passion. Fergani […]

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