The Ball 2014

Archive for August, 2010

The world’s largest football is for sale on eBay

August 24th, 2010 by

The world’s largest football is for sale on eBay: http://bit.ly/a5p5eC Anyone fancy buying it for The Ball’s 2014 journey? Please? Pretty please?

world’s largest football

The only football airship in the world. 19.2 metres in diameter, as high as a 6-storey building and almost 500,000 times larger in volume than a regular soccer ball.

Dear Facebook friends…. can those of you who …

August 16th, 2010 by

Dear Facebook friends…. can those of you who have a mother tongue that is not English, please help us out with the translation of “One Ball. One World.” into your native language(s). Thanks. Danke. Merci…

Memory lane

August 11th, 2010 by

Memory lane: The Ball goes under the knife in Yaounde, Cameroon.

Future generation of ball carriers…

August 9th, 2010 by

Future generation of ball carriers…

A ball can change the world…

August 9th, 2010 by

A ball can change the world…

Rio 2010 Homeless World Cup Promo (Nike Version) – English

This is the official commercial for the Rio 2010 Homeless World Cup (19-26 September 2010). Features Afro 2 Brazilian and five time Grammy award winner Carlinhos Brown. Beating homelessness through football, the Homeless World Cup is an annual world class, international football tournament ins…

Brazilians just seem to have that Ginga thing… …

August 8th, 2010 by

Brazilians just seem to have that Ginga thing… The Ball 2014 might just have to check some of that out…

Ginga

Nike Ginga

Traveling through Africa, Special Olympics …

August 6th, 2010 by

Traveling through Africa, Special Olympics organised many Unified Football events for The Ball… Unified Sport is a big part of the SO philosophy…

Special Olympics Interview with Andrew

August 5th, 2010 by

The third video in this link from Special Olympics’ Unity Cup in South Africa is an interview with Andrew about The Ball…

The Head Ball

August 4th, 2010 by

The Head Ball

Simon Kuper reviews the contenders for hosting the World Cups in 2018, 2022

August 4th, 2010 by

Simon Kuper reviews the contenders for hosting the World Cups in 2018, 2022 and the impact of China’s interest in hosting 2026. Where on earth will The Ball go after Brazil in 2014?

The Ball 2014 left England on 9th Jan 2014 and headed to the World Cup in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

The Ball 2010 left England on 24th Jan 2010 headed to the Opening Ceremony in Johannesburg, South Africa.

The Ball 2006 travelled from London to the Opening Ceremony in Munich, Germany.

The Ball 2002 was carried 7000 miles across Europe and Asia to the World Cup finals in Korea & Japan.