People say Lance Armstrong has been stripped of his seven Tour de France titles and given a lifetime ban by the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA).
“Today I turn the page. I will no longer address this issue, regardless of the circumstances. I will commit myself to the work I began before ever winning a single Tour de France title: serving people and families affected by cancer, especially those in underserved communities. This October, my Foundation will celebrate 15 years of service to cancer survivors and the milestone of raising nearly $500 million. We have a lot of work to do and I’m looking forward to an end to this pointless distraction. I have a responsibility to all those who have stepped forward to devote their time and energy to the cancer cause. I will not stop fighting for that mission. Going forward, I am going to devote myself to raising my five beautiful (and energetic) kids, fighting cancer, and attempting to be the fittest 40-year old on the planet.”
You know how people always go on about football. I mean, it is becoming less and less rarer to find a football fan these days. I counted around a 100 Indian users for FIFA 11 on Gameranger on Thursday when the India-Australia match was on.
But the annoying thing with them is how they go on about the beautiful game – about how slick the passing is and how they roar about when Berbatov misses a sitter or when Nani dumps a long one.
Football is all about the skill moves – the deft long ball from Scholesy, the sweet caress of Van der Vaart, the diagonal raker from Stevie G, the sheer power of CR7, the cut inside from Messi, the Rooney through-ball, Zizou’s piroutee and other countless tricks. They stand up from a mundane match and scream aloud – look at me. Look at me.
It’s been a long time since I’ve sat down for the entirety of a movie. One – I’ve been quite busy. Two – I didn’t find any exceptionally good ones. ‘Inception’ being the single exception. So, I was quite delighted to find another movie which made me sit through it.
‘The Reign of Assassins’ is an action film – the Wuxia genre to be precise. They also try to make it humorous and romantic at the same time. There are too many cliches. The story is pretty predictable. The fights are not spectacular. But, I love the movie.