ON THIS DAY IN SPORT 1954: Socrates, who captained Brazil at the 1982 World Cup, was born. He died in 2011. 1996: Uefa scrapped its restrictions on the number of foreign players appearing in European competitions. 2002: Chelsea and Italy midfielder Roberto Di Matteo announced his retirement from playing at the age of 31 because of a leg injury. Di Matteo joined Chelsea for a then club record £4.9million from Lazio in July 1996 and scored after just 43 seconds of the 1997 FA Cup final win over Middlesbrough. 2004: Dwain Chambers attended a UK Athletics disciplinary hearing in London after testing positive for the designer steroid THG. Five days later, he was banned for two years. 2010: Tiger Woods issued an apology for cheating on wife Elin as he made his first public appearance since a car crash the previous November. 2012: Dereck Chisora was arrested by German police for his involvement in a post-fight press conference brawl with David Haye after a points defeat to WBC … [Read more...] about On this Day, February 19 1954: Socrates, who captained Brazil at the 1982 World Cup, was born
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IN October last year the Ministry of Defence suddenly announced that women could serve in the Special Forces. A political decision that was clearly designed to distract voters and get an easy round of applause. Two things that were never going to stop Channel 4 enforcing the same rules at its own brilliant version of selection, SAS: Who Dares Wins, even if it was the last show on television that needed any fixing. Its three series have been close to works of art, in fact, largely thanks to their breathtaking settings and four instructors, Ant Middleton, Jason Fox, Matthew Ollerton and Mark Billingham, who gave it such an air of authenticity you could suspend disbelief and imagine you were watching the real thing. As the show’s introduction would have it, though, everything’s changed and they’re a band of brothers no more. The fourth run has 13 female recruits including a mole called Petra who’s served, for nine years, with Swedish Special forces, on their … [Read more...] about Sob stories have reduced Channel 4’s brutal SAS show to Who Dares Whinges
RUGBY star Matt Dawson and The Sun have joined forces to help military heroes suffering from battle stress. World Cup winner Matt posed at the Tower of London with a ‘Stigma Clock’ that illustrates new research which reveals veterans suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder wait an average of FOUR years before seeking help. And Britain’s favourite newspaper is backing the Cut the Clock campaign by displaying an illuminated Help for Heroes logo on the Sun building in London. Matt, a captain on TV’s Question of Sport said last night: “It is unbelievable and totally unnecessary statistic. And that is the average, many men and women wait even longer to get help. “Hopefully this clock will encourage veterans to contact people like Help for Heroes.” Research by Help for Heroes found that many veterans with mental health problems caused by war did not see medical experts because they believed civilians would not understand or support them. Many … [Read more...] about Rugby star Matt Dawson and The Sun join forces to help military heroes suffering from battle stress
0 Have your say British military veterans who suffer the psychological wounds of war wait an average of four years to seek help, according to a survey done as part of a new anti-stigma campaign. The study by veterans’ charity Help for Heroes also revealed 30 per cent suffering from the mental health impact of war have not sought any support at all.It published the findings ahead of the launch of its Cut The Clock campaign to support veterans who face psychological problems. The campaign coincides with a new support programme by Veterans’ Gateway, a service funded by the Ministry of Defence, to help vulnerable ex-servicemen and women.Karen Mead, head of psychological wellbeing at Help for Heroes, said: “Veterans are not accessing mental health support when they need it and we believe this needs to change.“Our campaign is asking the nation to call time on stigma and to let those who have served their country know it’s okay to ask for … [Read more...] about Veterans wait four years to seek mental health help, new survey suggests
Poll: From Stockdale to Frampton, what is your favourite Northern Ireland sporting moment of 2018? BelfastTelegraph.co.uk It's been another big year in Northern Irish sport but what moment topped 2018 for you? https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/sport/poll-from-stockdale-to-frampton-what-is-your-favourite-northern-ireland-sporting-moment-of-2018-37652290.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/incoming/article37653294.ece/d2cc6/AUTOCROP/h342/FramptonStockdale_topmoment.jpg Email It's been another big year in Northern Irish sport but what moment topped 2018 for you? For 2017, Stuart Dallas' late winner for Northern Ireland in Azerbaijan won the voting, edging out Jonathan Rea's World Superbike title. This year, Rea makes our shortlist again with his fourth successive world crown. He will no doubt be a popular choice while Jacob Stockdale continued his rise to the top of the sporting world. The Ulster and Ireland rugby star makes the list twice; once for picking up Player of the … [Read more...] about Poll: From Stockdale to Frampton, what is your favourite Northern Ireland sporting moment of 2018?