The Newsroom recounts the week in sports.
Ronaldo makes movie
The trailer of Real Madrid Star Cristiano Ronaldo’s upcoming documentary movie “Ronaldo” has been released. The film will be released on November 9, showcasing the Real Madrid star’s family life and football excellence. The trailer has already got more than 2.4 million views on YouTube.
Iranian Women’s Soccer Team Gender Crisis
Iran’s national women’s football team has been accused of fielding men who are in the process of having sex change operations. London’s Telegraph newspaper reported that an official close to the team said eight of the players were men awaiting operations. Though their names have not been revealed, all the players of the national squad and the leading players from the league, now have to undergo gender testing. Sex changes have been legal in Iran since 1979.
Tomic charges dropped
Miami Police dropped the resisting police and trespassing charges against Australian tennis star and world number 21, Bernard Tomic. Tomic was arrested in July after becoming aggressive when asked to turn the music down at his penthouse party. Tomic’s lawyer Chad Piotrowski said the case is officially closed. “The allegations were blown way out of proportion, and it was clear that Bernard didn’t do anything to break the law.”
Rio Pro relocation
Rio’s sewage contaminated water is not only a concern for next year’s Olympics. The World Surf League is considering a location change for the Brazilian World Tour event, following reports of contaminated water at the Barra da Tijuc contest site. Rio’s viral waters will host 1400 swimmers, rowers, sailors, canoeists and triathletes at next years Olympics, with health concerns growing for the athletes. Reports of water contamination emerged days before the start of this years Rio Pro. Multiple world champion Kelly Slater fell ill after competing in the putrid conditions.
Crocodile ready to bite
Aussie Major League Baseball pitcher Liam Hendriks has helped his team the Toronto Blue Jays clinch the American League East Division for the first time in 22 years this week. Hendriks goes by the nickname ‘The Crocodile’ amongst his teammates, and will be hoping to take a huge bite out of the opposition to help Toronto win its first World Series Title since 1993.
Bayern Munich celebrate Oktoberfest in style
Fresh off a 5-0 Champions League victory over Dynamo Zagreb during the week, Bayern Munich players headed to the German beer festival Oktoberfest for their annual appearance. Players were spotted wearing lederhosen, checked shirts and enjoying beers with their partners. – Luke Cullen and Jackson Barron.
Top photo of Cristiano Ronaldo from his official Facebook page.