Sport Insight

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QATAR WORLD CUP DOMINATES 2022

QUITE how Qatar came to be chosen to host the 2022 World Cup remains something of a puzzle – the strict Muslim country, population less than 3 million and devoid of any football tradition, at the time with no stadia and universally perceived as a country with a dodgy human rights record, was mysteriously handed stewardship of the beautiful game's most treasured tournament, seeing off rival bids from established football nations United States, Japan, South Korea and Australia. Keep Reading

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The sports story of 2021

PLANET Earth's struggle to shed the shackles of the deadly Covid-19 pandemic is at last showing signs of success and, as always, sport leads the way on the road back to normality. Come with me as we take a look at the highs and lows of this desperate year. Keep Reading

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AUTUMN INTERNATIONALS

NOVEMBER'S here and with the accompanying chill come the Autumn Internationals when rugby union's southern hemisphere heavyweights, South Africa, New Zealand and Australia, world-ranked 1-2-3 respectively, invade the British Isles with all guns blazing to remind uppity European nations just where the powerhouse of the sport burns brightest – the fulcrum that will never be extinguished despite the odd momentary flicker or two, an opportunity to reaffirm that any spark of an ascendancy-shift northwards is just another illusion, a dream destined to perish like so many before. Keep Reading

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Gibraltar Rugby – The growth of women’s rugby

With a few games of contact rugby under their belts, the first Gibraltar Women’s Rugby Select rugby team took to the pitch against visiting Spanish players on Sunday 20th June. Emotions were, understandably, running high. “At the start I was feeling really nervous,” said trainee psychologist Camille Lavagna, 23, “but as the match went I on I felt determined to take the win as we had all been working so hard together.” They got the win and a very closely fought game, 15-12, having to come from behind twice. There was even significant coverage of the game on GBC, a great advert for the game. Keep Reading

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ICC World Twenty20 – 2021

Sport continues to take centre stage as Planet Earth slowly struggles to break free from the deadly tentacles of the Covid-19 pandemic, and this month it's Cricket’s turn to play a leading role in lighting the way on the rocky road back to normality with the start of the T20 World Cup in Oman and the United Arab Emirates. Originally scheduled to take place in India, but postponed because of the plague and the emergence of the virulent “Indian variant", the 7th ICC T20 World Cup has been switched to the Middle East, starting on 17th of this month, with the final due to be played on 14th November. Keep Reading

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Football Insight

Last season Lynx lead the way with streaming our matches to audiences worldwide. For the 2021/22 season, we have teamed up with FreeBySport TV to once again offer live coverage of all of our Gibraltar National League fixtures. Keep Reading

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Ryder Cup to the fore as sport lights up road to recovery

As the planet slowly recovers from the ravages of the terrifying Covid-19 pandemic, sport once again leads the way on the rocky road back to normality as, immediately after the successful and entertaining but spectatorless Tokyo Olympic Games, golf takes centre stage when the War of the World – United States vs Europe – tees off in the Ryder Cup at Whistling Straits, Wisconsin, with the home side thirsting to avenge the 17.5-10.5 mauling suffered in the Paris debacle of 2018. Keep Reading

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