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O Sport, You Are World Peace

We love this sentiment, which we found at the training ground just outside Luzhniki Stadium… given the current troubles in the Middle East, does anyone fancy organising a game between Israel and Palestine, like the one at Christmas in 1914?

O Sport You Are World Peace

Could sport ever really bring peace, or is it just naivety?

Phil and Chris head for the Kazakh embassy for yet another round of intensive visa training.

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Too many bureaucrats, too many forms and too little sleep causes frictions between friends.

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Written by on Thursday, April 11th, 2002

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  1. I only wish football could solve that one.

    Pity that picture’s a bit dark. How are you doing with your digicams? Have you taken much video?

  2. Rob: Phil’s sitting next to me in the process of asking Ben to tweak the image a bit – that’s how it looks straight off the camera… not too great, but there are no copies of Photoshop here in this Tashkent internet cafe. Lots of video – some sweet moments. If all goes to plan, you’ll see the edited stuff here in May.

  3. OK, hopefully that’s perked it up a bit, although it looks like Phil’s grown a large bushy ‘tache?

  4. Are you the two remaining Beatles? If so, who’s Ringo ?

  5. It is a lot better to use sport to promote cooperation and peace than factional hate and racism. Good luck to those who want to use sport for social development and enjoyment and not just for financial gain.

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