Liberia’s international athlete Bill Rodgers, based in the United States Sunday won the 10km race organized by BHP Billiton.
BHP Billiton, the world’s largest diversified resource mining company and title sponsor of Liberia’s first marathon, is enthusiastic about Sunday’s races and hopes large crowds will be out to cheer on the participants.
Canadian College Grand Prarie Regional College has signatured former Lone Star Under-20 forward Ernest Kotio on a four-year academic scholarship. The institute captured the Liberian after he won the golden boot as top scorer in the Canadian Edmonton premier league for Victoria Premium Club.
Liberia’s only Representative at the International Athletic Youth Tournament currently underway in France, Ansley Cooper got on the track yesterday to honor his first international Heat in his career.
The Liberian national Volleyball team has made excellent advancement in the on going International Volleyball competition underway in Sierra Leone. Reports emerging from the tournament revealed that Liberia thrashed host Sierra Leone and has secured a slot in the London 2012 Olympic.
Vuvuzelas - the horns used by football fans celebrating last year's World Cup - not only cause noise pollution but may also spread diseases, say experts. A short burst on the instrument creates a spittle shower similar to a sneeze, travelling at a four million droplets a second; a PLoS One journal study shows. In crowded venues one person blowing a vuvuzela could infect many others with airborne illness like the flu or TB.
The first ever BHP Liberia Marathon organized by the Liberia Marathon Trust in conjunction with the Liberia Athletic Federation with the support from the Ministry of Youth and Sports was launched last Saturday at the Monrovia City Hall.
Liberia’s former Tennis Champion, Samuel Holmes, now a resident of the United States has begun remembering his colleagues back home with the donation of equipment for players of the table tennis. The materials, expected in the country, include 15 new junior and senior rackets.
The University league, otherwise known as the University Games will begin Thursday in Liberia. The League, suspended ten years ago due to the Liberian civil crisis, will be taking place at two venues-the Gbarnga Sports Stadium in Bong County, as well as the Antoinette Tubman Sports Stadium in Monrovia.
Liberia’s Mighty Barrolle has granted permission to its former striker, Wilfred Greenfield to ply his trade in the Swedish league. Greenfield, left here about two months ago to seek greener pasture with a Norwegian team for a trial-out, but fortunately, he landed in Sweden at the invitation of Carlstad United FC 2nd side.