Laura Flessel, a popular former Olympic fencing champion, said in a statement she had stepped down for "personal reasons", without elaborating. Flessel "decided to leave for reasons linked to her fiscal situation," the source told AFP. French investigative website Mediapart reported that tax investigators had recently notified France's tax infraction commission (CIF) due to suspicions she had under-reported her earnings. Officials suspect that up to tens of thousands of euros of earnings from her media rights business, Flessel & Co., might not have been properly declared over the past three years, the report said. READ ALSO: Photo: AFP If confirmed, she could face criminal charges. "She did not make any mistake, that is not why she's leaving," a source close to the former minister said, adding that "her husband was the director" and co-owner of the media rights company. The company, in which … [Read more...] about French sports minister’s resignation ‘linked to tax inquiry’
By Craig Hlavaty Published 9:55 am CDT, Tuesday, September 4, 2018 PHOTOS: Houston's most popular sports catchphrases A question posed this week on Twitter about which state has the best current collection of sports stars got Houston's fiery fans in a mood. Houstonians, of course, have a lot of people to be proud of. >>See the words and phrases all Houston fans know... less PHOTOS: Houston's most popular sports catchphrases A question posed this week on Twitter about which state has the best current collection of sports stars got Houston's fiery fans in a mood. Houstonians, of ... more Photo: Houston Chronicle Photo: Houston Chronicle PHRASE-OLOGY: 37 words and phrases that only Houston sports fans understand"Holy Toledo"The Hall of Fame broadcaster Milo Hamilton was known for yelling "Holy Toledo" when calling some of the … [Read more...] about Does Houston currently have the best collection of sports stars at one time?
"Money can't buy me love," The Beatles wisely sang. But in Miami's luxury real estate market, money can buy you pretty much anything — even a condo that uses a rare Italian sports car as a wall. Artefacto, the high-end furnishings and design firm headquartered in Brazil with three locations in Miami, recently completed the installation of a $1.5 million Pagani Zonda R — one of only 15 ever made — inside an oceanfront four-bedroom, 4,232-square-foot condo at the Fendi Chateau Residences in Surfside. The sleek automobile, which is made out of carbon fiber and has a top speed of 218 mph, is suspended horizontally on support beams custom-made by Pagani for the installation. The car — sans its V-12 Mercedes-AMG engine — acts as a space divider between the living room and the master bedroom. Updated Miami Commissioners Approve Soccer Stadium Vote Proposal The city of Surfside granted the contracting firm Finish My Condo a special permit to hoist the car … [Read more...] about Man Hung $1.5M Sports Car Inside his Miami Beach Condo
FURIOUS Americans are burning their Nike gear after the sports giant included kneeling quarterback Colin Kaepernick in its 30th anniversary campaign. Thousands tweeting the hashtag #BoycottNike have threatened to destroy their clothing while some shared footage of themselves setting their trainers on fire. Kaepernick divided the country when he knelt during the anthem in several NFL games in the 2016 season to protest racial inequality in the country. But many conservative citizens, lawmakers and even Donald Trump accused him of "spitting on the flag" and the servicemen who kept the country safe. The online backlash since Nike unveiled him as one of the athletes to celebrate three decades of its Just Do It slogan has been aggressive and non-stop. It retweeted a photo of the former San Francisco 49ers player with the tagline: "Believe in something, even if it means sacrificing everything." Many commenting underneath supported his stance but the vast majority were less forgiving, with … [Read more...] about Furious Americans burn Nike trainers in protest at sports giant’s ad featuring NFL star Colin Kaepernick who refused to stand during national anthem
PUBLISHED: 12:08 03 September 2018 | UPDATED: 12:10 03 September 2018 The Norfolk Sports Awards 2017 Byline: Sonya Duncan Copyright: Archant 2017 ARCHANT EASTERN DAILY PRESS (01603) 772434 They perform heroics on and off the sporting arena – and now it is time to reward Norfolk’s finest for their efforts. Now in its 12th year, the Norfolk Sports Awards 2018 celebrates the best the county has to offer in the sporting arena, on and off the field.Coaches, players, volunteers – all of them should be rightly recognised for their efforts and hard work and now you have the chance to nominate those people who inspire you with their sporting accolades and their physical activity achievements.The awards evening is on Wednesday, November 14 at Open in Norwich – and the host is Norwich City legend Darren Eadie. Now it’s over to you..Nominations are now open for all the categories and public voting opens from today for the Sports Personality of the Year award. … [Read more...] about It’s your chance to vote for the very best that Norfolk sport has to offer