The London Olympics may be crazily over budget, have an insane opening ceremony planned – with live animals – but they have what has to be the raddest official song in Olympic history, “Survival”, Muse’s new track from their upcoming album The 2nd Law. Click through to listen.
Today is Dale Steyn’s 29th birthday, so, on that note, happy birthday from the Vibe, Dale! We dig your vibe. Recently, Dale got together with Warwick “Wok” Wright to do a crossover of their sports. Wok is a professional surfer, and Dale is, well, arguably the best fast bowler in the world. Watch them take each other on at each other’s sports, after the jump.
2oceansvibe’s bi-weekly sports columnist, Sean Wilson, gives us the low-down on last weekend’s disappointing international rugby test against England, considers Morne du Plessis kissing one’s sister, gives a heads up to the fickle Port Elizabeth crowd, and fires off a warning to Pat Lambie’s hair stylist. 1. Sometimes Morne du Plessis’s quote about sisters doesn’t cut [...]
On Sunday night, England dropped out of Euro 2012 in a quarterfinal against Italy. After 120 minutes of play, without any score, the teams went into a penalty shootout which saw Ashley Cole and Ashley Young both miss their attempts. The two players, who are both black, drew heavy racist abuse on Twitter which is now being investigated by British police.
It has just been announced that South Africa is set to be the host of this year’s Champions League T20 in October. Cape Town, Johannesburg, Centurion, and Durban, are the chosen venues for the most lucrative club-cricket tournament in the world, now into its fourth year.
Saudi Arabian officials have taken a huge, progressive step and will, for the first time ever, allow Saudi women to compete in the Olympic Games at this year’s event in London.
A tour operator in Nepal calling itself ‘ZipFlyer’ claims to run the world’s fastest zip-line, a 1.8km line that drops 600m, attaining speeds of 160 kmph. Honestly I’m not sure what kind of speeds zip-lines are supposed to be clocking so those numbers don’t mean much, but the helmetcamera bits in the video look insane. Have a look.
More than a year after 2oceasnVibe first covered the story about South Africa’s only ski resort going under the hammer, the resort will finally be sold in a “no reserve” auction on July 12 this year. Now you can really own it. Auction Alliance didn’t crack the nod for this one, so expect everything to be above board.
The time has finally come people, you can now purchase tickets to watch Manchester United play on South African soil!. Click through for the details.
In terms of advertising, I would rather watch a race car driver catching little balls in a car going 180 miles an hour, than a dog talking from a bakkie. It’s a little silly, but definitely worth a watch, even if it is just to hear how genuinely excited Coulthard gets when he catches the ball.
John Smit’s final farewell to the Mr Price Kings Park faithful takes place on Friday 22 June 2012. John will bid an emotional goodbye to those who have supported him over the past 10 years when his Barney’s Army side play the Sharks. The game is in celebration of the launch of the John Smit [...]
2oceansvibe’s bi-weekly sports columnist, Sean Wilson, puts his judgment hands together and asks just how many chances Wynand Olivier deserves to prove himself at the top level of professional rugby, when Francois Steyn’s statistics – and hair – trump Wynand at every turn. No-one can divide rugby opinion in South Africa quite like Wynand Olivier can. It [...]
Much hype has been made about the imminent visit from 19-time English Premier League Champions, Manchester United. But, the City of Cape is expected to make a R3,7 million loss for hosting the event at the Cape Town Stadium. The city’s mayoral committee member for tourism, Grant Pascoe, argues that, despite the loss, hosting the match is part of the City’s drive to market itself as an “events destination”.
Yesterday, news broke that this year’s Comrades Marathon winner, Ludwick Mamabolo, had tested positive for the banned substance methylhexaneamine. It is the same substance that got Chiliboy Ralepelle and Bjorn Basson in trouble in 2010.
Forbes on Tuesday released its list of the 100 highest paid athletes, boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr., nicknamed “Money,” is in the top spot with earnings of $85 million. He is a solid 23 million ahead of second placed Manny Pacquiao, and miles ahead of the only South African on the list, Ernie Els, who is in 91st place with earnings of $17,4 million.
You just cannot make this stuff up! Fight Church is an upcoming documentary about the combination of Christianity and Mixed Martial Arts. The film follows several pastors and fighters in a quest to reconcile their faith with this violent sport.
2oceansvibe’s bi-weekly sports columnist, Sean Wilson, gives us the low-down on last weekend’s international rugby test against England, considers a new broadcasting model for SuperSport, and hopes against hope that Frans Steyn’s wedding gets the coverage it deserves in Huisgenoot. 1. Heyneke Meyer really gets into the national anthem We noticed it in the first test, but [...]
This past weekend, Audi made automotive history when their E-Tron became the first hybrid car to win the the world’s biggest auto-racing endurance event, the 24-hour LeMans.
Argentinean tennis player, David Nalbaldian lost his marbles yesterday afternoon in the finals of the AEGON Championships at Queens in London, and kicked at some advertising boards and injured a linesman in the process; the act got him disqualified from the finals which saw Marin Cilic take the title.
There’s a new documentary coming out this month called Line of Sight. While standard cyclists drive me mental (only because I am convinced I am going to run one over unintentionally) these guys are even worse.
Former T20 cricket enigma and ex-multi billionaire, Allen Stanford, has been sentenced to 110 years in jail for defrauding investors of $7 billion. Stanford was also ordered to pay back $5,9 billion, which he doesn’t have, because he lost everything.
It hasn’t been a good time for the SABC. They’ve lost a studio in a fire, and their agreement with SuperSport to broadcast international rugby matches has come to an end. Could the “delayed live” broadcasting of international rugby be handed over to another free-to-air broadcaster?
The World Boxing Organization has decided it will review Timothy Bradley’s shock split-decision victory over Manny Pacquiao at the weekend. The decision caused outrage among observers who thought the legendary Filipino won the bout without question. Pacquio even said in an interview, “we know in our hearts.”
Chaos erupted in Warsaw yesterday when Russian and Polish fans fought running battles in the streets before and after a Euro 2012 soccer match. At least 11 people were injured in the clashes. Eight of those hurt, including a policeman, are Poles, two are Russian, and one is German. The game ended 1-1. See the [...]
The City of Cape Town has announced that the IRB Junior World Championships matches scheduled for Danie Craven Stadium in Stellenbosch have been moved to the Cape Town Stadium, and Newlands Rugby Stadium. The City made a joint decision with the IRB in light of adverse pitch conditions at Danie Craven Stadium. The Baby Boks play England at Cape Town Stadium tomorrow at 18h45.
On Saturday night, defending WBO Welterweight Champion Manny Pacquiao met challenger Timothy Bradley for a much-hyped title fight. The fight appeared to be heavily lopsided in Pacquiao’s favour and the verdict seemed to be all but sealed, until two of the judges revealed their scorecards and created one of the biggest controversies in boxing history.
It’s one thing to see a professional tennis player throw or hit his racquet in a grand slam – but it’s not often you see them hitting their racquet against an advertising board and smahing it (the advertising board) to pieces. Jeepers, Novak! The final was postponed due to rain and will continue on Monday [...]
Over at Simply Sean, blogger Sean Wilson has written a very cheeky post on what former Sprinbgbok coaches think about Heyneke Meyer’s team selection for his first test in charge on Saturday against England in in Durban. From the absurd utterances of Peter de Villiers to the grumpy racism of Andre Markgraaf, Sean nails it. Here are a [...]
The Scottish are not known to be the “winningest” of teams. So when a victory does come along, especially against a team like Australia, a celebration is in order. Sometimes, though, this gets taken just a little too far. It’s all fun and games until a flanker and a wing bash their heads open.