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Olympic Balls: More Fakery In Beijing

THE Wall Street Journal notes mnore fakery oin Beijing. After Michael Phelps was found out, there’s this:

In the Olympic Opening Ceremonies, a procession of children bore a large Chinese flag into the Bird’s Nest stadium, each child wearing a

Posted: 15th, August 2008 | In: Back pages | Comments (8) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Drugs Olympics 2012: Feel The Wheelie Bin Burn

NO sooner has Anorak championed the 2012 Olympics as the Olympics of Drugs, then we read of a “craze of setting fire to wheelie bins and sniffing the fumes to get a high”.

The BBC reports :

Police believed

Posted: 15th, August 2008 | In: Back pages | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Agent Steve McClaren Was A Dutch Plant

IS former England manager Steve McClaren trying to pretend that he is not who he once was? Or can it be that McClaren was Agenct McClaren, a Dutch national sent to destroy the English game from within?

McClaren is now …

Posted: 15th, August 2008 | In: Back pages | Comments (5) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Britain Gears Up For 2012 Drugs Olympics

WE’RE “OUT OF OUR HEADS,” screams the Sun.

“Drugs epidemic wrecking Britain.” For Sun readers that’s “broken Britain”, being wrecked, or mashed, as we know it to be. “DRUGS BRITAIN,” advertises the Indy.

The bombshell figures — which reveal 2million

Posted: 15th, August 2008 | In: Back pages, Broadsheets, Celebrities, Tabloids | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Olympic Balls: America Wins Even When America Loses

THE Olympics. This is our year, Britain. We will top the medal tables and all will be right. But what medals are worth most: gold, silver, bronze, Anorak’s “Olympic Heroes” Medal Collection (100 to collect in a leatherette coin purse)?…

Posted: 15th, August 2008 | In: Back pages, Photojournalism | Comments (4) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Olympic Balls: Phelps Can’t Swim And Chinese Gymnast He Is A She

NO small shock to learn that Michael Phelps, the “greatest ever Olympia” (all papers), can’t swim.

With his big ears and massive snaggle tooth, Phelps was too untelegenic for Beijing and was replaced by one Maurice Maurice, a French Canadian …

Posted: 14th, August 2008 | In: Back pages | Comments (12) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Olympic Balls, With Catherine Deveney

WRITES Catherine Deveny of her Olympic viewing in The Age:

I’m not into sport. Unless you call competition swearing a sport. But, I’m ashamed to admit, I do get into the Olympics. I know, I should be reading Noam

Posted: 14th, August 2008 | In: Back pages, Tabloids | Comments (7) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


George Bush Lol Medal

GEORGE Bush Lol medal…

Posted: 14th, August 2008 | In: Back pages, Politicians | Comments (2) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Letizia Filippi’s Return Flight Of Fancy

CRISTIANO Ronaldo has transferred to Letizia Filippi. But for reasons inexplicable she has yet to go topless on a beach.

With no sign of Ms Filippi’s chest, the Sun is stuck on how best to feature her and so …

Posted: 12th, August 2008 | In: Back pages, Tabloids | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Blake Aldridge’s Olympic Challenge

BLAKE Aldridge. Do you know who he is? Have a guess. Is he:

a) The Banker on Deal Or No Deal?
b) John Edwards’ love child?
c) A British Olympic athlete?

Posted: 12th, August 2008 | In: Back pages, Tabloids | Comments (18) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Olympic Balls: Football In Beijing

OLYMPIC Balls – Anorak’s look at football at the Olympics

It was a swimming race like no other the Olympics has seen, the aquatic equivalent of Manchester United defeating Bayern Munich in 1999, or Padraig Harrington coming from nowhere to

Posted: 12th, August 2008 | In: Back pages, Broadsheets | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Lin Hao’s Short Walk To Infamy

DID you 9-year-old earthquake survivor Lin Hao (short) walking in the Bird’s Nest paprade with Yao Ming (not short).

Lin Hao escaped from his collapsed school building. In is arms he carried an unconscious classmate. He then went back and …

Posted: 11th, August 2008 | In: Back pages, Photojournalism | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Daily Mirror And Arsenal Support Gun Crime

GOOD news indeed that Arsenal football club have joined the Mirror’s anti-knife campaign.

The paper features pictures of Arsenal footballers Theo Walcott, William Gallas and Cesc Fabregas in anti-knife crime T-shirts.

The Mirror is against glamorising violence and last months …

Posted: 11th, August 2008 | In: Back pages, Tabloids | Comments (5) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Nazi Olympic Fakes In China

YOU can buy anything in China. It might not be the genuine artilce, but it can be yours.

On sale in Macau – flags of fall the nations…

What did you do in the Olympics, papa..?

Spotter

Posted: 10th, August 2008 | In: Back pages, Money | Comments (10) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Great British Ginsters Snail Race

IN the food Olympics what food-style product would Team GB enter?

Anorak considers the alternatives and answering the criteria of higher, faster, stronger, Anorak advocates the Ginsters slice.

But fast food has a slow after taste as Simon Enticknap, from …

Posted: 10th, August 2008 | In: Back pages, Strange But True | Comments (7) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Paul Gascoigne Leaves Shezza For Jizza

“IT’S ME OR HIM,” vows the Sunday Mirror’s front-page pledge.

“She’s distraught as he walks out to be with old pal Jimmy Five Bellies.”

Poor Sheryl Gascoigne, for it is she, and Paul Gascoigne, for it is he. What woman …

Posted: 10th, August 2008 | In: Back pages, Tabloids | Comments (9) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


China Will Fall In 2017

CHINA is doomed. It’s the Olympics:

It is proven that all socialist powers fall 9 years after hosting an Olympiad. Despite any misgivings at the time….

It is written in the destruction of socialist destiny that Commie China will fall

Posted: 9th, August 2008 | In: Back pages, Politicians | Comments (5) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Let’s Hear It For Drugs At The Olympics

MORE drugs at the Olympcs. Make this the Olympics of drugs:

Posted: 9th, August 2008 | In: Back pages | Comments (5) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Russia Takes Advantage Of The Olympic Smogscreen

While the world was watching Beijing and the Olympic opening ceremonies yesterday a war broke out in the former USSR.
It tempting to call it a Civil War but the nations have been neighbours after the break up of the

Posted: 9th, August 2008 | In: Back pages, Politicians | Comments (5) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Beijing Olympics Quote Of the Day: Huw Edwards’ Burning Footprints

2008 Chinese drummers are calling up the ancestors on BBC TV. Live!

They are drumming on Arks of the Covenant. The terracotta army will come to life and kill us all.

Fireworks. More smoke. Or smog, as we must call …

Posted: 8th, August 2008 | In: Back pages, TV & Radio | Comments (3) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Two Clubs Gerry Sutcliffe Takes On Kate Ellis’s Kit

IT’S not a jolly, honest. Being a sports minister is serious stuff. If anyone can pull of supporting two teams, it’s our Gerry Sutcliffe:

A pair of leading political figures have dragged Anglo-Australian hostilities back into the sporting limelight

Posted: 8th, August 2008 | In: Back pages, Politicians | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Beijing Olympics: Seven Names To Watch

ABINUWA Endurance : Nigeria- Athletics (Not in the marathon, more’s the pity, but the 4x400m)

KAMAKAZI: Australia Cycling – BMX

ALBUQUERQUE Carolina: Brazil – Volleyball (Beats Brooklyn)

ANDRIAMANJATOARIMANANA Tojohanitra Tokin’ Aina: Madagascar- Swimming (Give me an “A”…)

WANG

Posted: 8th, August 2008 | In: Back pages | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Watching The Beijing Olympics On The Radio

SUCH is the density of smog, the Beijing Games might be the first Olympiad that is best viewed on the radio.

Olympic fans can recreate the glory of the Beijing games by locking themselves in a small, stuffy room – …

Posted: 8th, August 2008 | In: Back pages, Broadsheets | Comments (2) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


China Clamps Down On Smog Makers

SMOG in Beijing. China finds the culprits:

Posted: 7th, August 2008 | In: Back pages, Photojournalism | Comments (4) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Lovable Olympic Losers: John Stephen Ahkwari

JOHN Stephen Ahkwari:

Posted: 7th, August 2008 | In: Back pages | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0