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A murder the world witnessed: How sport joined the fight for change

A murder the world witnessed: How sport joined the fight for change

ADVOCACY, Boxing, FIFA, Football, Formula 1, GAMES, HUMAN INTEREST STORIES, Moto GP, Motorsport, Sports, TENNIS
Produced and written by Miriam Walker-Khan | BBC SPORTS n 25 May 2020, George Floyd was murdered in Minneapolis by a man whose job was to protect the public.  The whole world witnessed as video footage of white police officer Derek Chauvin kneeling on George Floyd’s neck went viral. Millions around the globe saw a 46-year-old black man brutally restrained for more than nine minutes.  They heard him say more than 20 times that he could not breathe.  They heard him plead for his mother.  They watched as Chauvin kept a knee pressed down on his neck. George Floyd was motionless by the time the ambulance arrived, and an hour later he was pronounced dead.  It wasn’t the first example of police brutality caught on film, but what made this di...
Jorge Lorenzo explains breakthrough Mugello MotoGP win for Ducati, Honda talks

Jorge Lorenzo explains breakthrough Mugello MotoGP win for Ducati, Honda talks

INTERNATIONAL, Moto GP, Motorsport, Sports
Scarperia e San Piero, Tuscany, Italy. Jorge Lorenzo explains background to his breakthrough first MotoGP win for Ducati at Mugello in 2018, having already signed to join Honda the following year. The two-week period covering the 2018 French and Italian MotoGPs was arguably the most dramatic of Jorge Lorenzo's career. The five-time world champion left Le Mans just 14th in the world championship and unsure of his racing future, with Danilo Petrucci poised to take over his Ducati seat in 2019. But in the following days, Lorenzo not only received the parts needed to increase his corner speed and save energy on the Desmosedici, but clinch a secret two-year deal with Honda and then win Ducati's home event at Mugello. So how did it all happen? "In 2018, I was the rider...