Almanac for the Weekend – Sunday Edition

Ahhh! The weekend.

The traditional end of the working week is a chance to catch up on many of the things that get put aside as we ‘prioritise’ our work days.

If you’re anything like me, that often means putting aside some of the many thousands of articles, essays and profiles that come across your inbox or Facebook and Twitter feeds that you just don’t get time to have a look at.

For your reading pleasure, we’ve re-boot Litza’s Weekend Reads for those moments where you have the opportunity to put the feet up and tune out from whatever craziness is going on in your world.

This week, The Footy Almanac points you to some topical reading from the world of Athletics, World football and American society and professional sport.


While FIFA and the IOC have been the gold standard when it comes to imputations of cronyism and corruption of late, the IAAF may be making a late charge for the prize. The Guardian’s Sean Ingle looks at the increasing troubles surrounding the IAAF 


Speaking of FIFA, Katharina Bart from Reuters reports that the Swiss government may finally be making good on recent threats to increase oversight of FIFA following the 2018 and 2022 World Cup revelations. Holding your breath for change though, might not be a great idea…


In the wake of Grand Jury findings in the Mike Brown and Eric Garner cases, professional athletes in the United Stated have been castigated over public shows of support for the ‘Hands Up Don’t Shoot’ and ‘I Can’t Breathe’ movements. Anyone who suggests that professional sport and the politics of race in American society shouldn’t mix has obviously never heard of Jackie Robinson or Cassius Clay.  ESPN’s Jason Whitlock on why sport and politics should never be separate conversations.

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