… Valleys/Alleys face Block 22 for $1.2MBy Joe ChapmanSILVERCITY/Valley/Alleys and Block 22 will collide in tonight’s final of the CBR Hotshots Entertainment STAG Bowl Inter-Ward football tournament at the Mackenzie Sports Club ground, where the winner will pocket $1.2M. Kick-off time is 20:30hrs.Thanks to National striker and guest player Delon Lanferman, Silvercity/Valley/Alleys outclassed Blueberry Hill 3-1 and Block 22 prevailed 3-1 on penalty against Silvertown/ Canvas City West Watooka after regulation and extra-time saw the two level 1-1.The Silvercity/Valley/Alleys will field a strong lineup with guest players – Lanferman, Solomon Austin, Konata Manning, Colwyn Drakes and Clarence Beaton.Their rivals Block 22 will field imported players Gregory ‘Jackie Chan’ Richardson, Delroy Fraser and Trayon Babb, as well as Kevin Sullivan, Deshawn Joseph and junior national goalkeeper Jonathan Copeland between the uprights.In the semi-finals, watched by a vociferous crowd at the town’s premier sporting facility, Lanferman was clearly in a zone of his own, netting a double for the finalists.Sheldron Holder had placed Blueberry Hill in the lead with his goal in the 29th minute but Silvercity/Valley/Alleys were able to level the scores 1-1 in the 67th minute from a strike by John Waldron.Just when things looked heading to extra time, Lanferman, on the stroke of the 90th minute, was able to convert from the penalty spot after a foul was called in the box against the Blueberry Hill side which sparked some protest, but later quelled to allow for the spot kick to be taken.In injury time, Lanferman tucked in a brace netting his team’s third goal which effectively signalled the conclusion of a hard-fought battle for a finals slot.Earlier that evening Richardson put his team Block 22 into the lead against Silvertown West Watooka when he netted a 17th minute goal. But their opponents Silvertown/Canvas City/ West Watooka levelled things in the 67th minute off their reliable striker Tony ‘Spirit’ Adams.But, after a scoreless extra time, Block 22 were able to convert their chances from the penalty spot and walked away 3-1 winners.The finals will be preceded by the third place playoff match between the losing semifinalists Silvertown and former champions Blueberry Hill at 18:30hrs.The losing finalists get $500 000, third place winners receive $300 000 and fourth $150, 00.The main sponsors are Ansa McAl behind their STAG beer brand while Babaloo’s Car Rental, Trophy Stall, Alex Bunbury, Bella’s Lumber Yard, Premier Sportz Fashion and Eagles United FC also contributed significantly towards the hosting of the tournament.
All Kazakh and Belarusian weightlifters could now be banned for a year from all international weightlifting competitions.Under International Weightlifting Federation rules, automatic bans come into effect if at least three of a country’s athletes fail Olympic retests.The International Olympic Committee has reported a total of 98 positive cases from recent retests of samples from the Beijing and London Games.At least six of those cases came in one weightlifting event, the men’s -94kg category in 2012.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Three weightlifters from Kazakhstan have been stripped of Olympic gold medals won at London 2012 after new tests found them guilty of doping.Zulfiya Chinshanlo, Maiya Maneza and Svetlana Podobedova were all caught when samples from 2012 and the 2008 Games in Beijing were retested.Chinshanlo won at -53kg, Maneza at -63kg and Podobedova at -75kg and all tested positive for steroid stanozolol.It has not been confirmed if their gold medals will now be re-assigned.Eight athletes were sanctioned yesterday, with Marina Shkermankova of Belarus losing her London 2012 bronze medal in the -69kg class.
Hundreds of swingers have arrived on Crete for the 5th annual 6-day swingers’ event taking place on the island.The swingers holiday will be attended by 177 couples who will descend to a 5-star luxury hotel in Stalida, a village between the coastal mecca of Malia and Hersonissos on the north coast of Crete.The inaugural event that took place five years ago, drew a lot of controversy as locals were worried about the type of tourism they were drawing as swingers indulged in their sexual fantasies.The erotic event, however, is very discreet and the orgies and sexual feasting take place far from prying eyes.Locals have benefited from the boost in the local economy with restaurants, bars, lingerie shops and even hair salons profiting from the affluent visitors that hail from Canada, the United States, Latin America, interspersed with a few local couples.Below is a video reportage by Proto Thema: Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram