officials

Time to Review the Reviewers

The opening lines of Rudyard Kipling’s poem “If” could easily have been written with match officials in mind. “If you can keep your head when all about you Are losing theirs and blaming it on you, If you can trust

Have National Olympic Committees A Future?

Every two years all of those countries who compete at the Summer and Winter Olympic Games become aware of their National Olympic Committee, the athletes are fully aware of these bodies, but many armchair fans are less aware. As of

Van Basten Leaves Fans Flat-Footed

What do you love about the sport you follow? Think about it for a minute before reading on. Is it the atmosphere? Or is it the excitement and skill? Or the fact that you can rely on it to deliver

The Return of the Referee

Being a referee or an umpire in any sport is a thankless task, and one that few ever receive the respect or credit they deserve. The reason being that good officials are hardly noticed while bad ones stand out. In