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“Ballons d’Or with Barça seal”

10: Ballon d’Or with Barça stamp

The last Ballon d’Or gala was a sign that Barça continues to be a reference despite an atypical season. Alexia Putellas’ award is the well-deserved recognition of the supremacy of the women’s soccer team that conquered the treble in spectacular fashion. For his part, Leo Messi added his seventh Ballon d’Or which confirms it as the best in history without discussion. If the two accolades with the Barça seal were not enough, Pedri also won the Kopa Trophy for the best youngster. Another triplet of successes for Barça.

9: WTA breaks with China over Peng Shuai case

Great decision by the WTA to suspend all tournaments that were scheduled in China due to the case of tennis player Peng Shuai, who denounced sexual abuse by a high leader of the communist party. It is a clear sign that money is not everything and it is a message for tournaments that are held in countries with poor democratic quality such as the World Cup in Qatar or the Spanish Super Cup in Saudi Arabia. It is not worth everything.

5: Mike Tyson’s Surprising Job Offer

Former boxer Mike Tyson, the greatest I have ever seen in the ring, launched himself into the cannabis industry a few years ago and this week received a curious offer from the Malawi Ministry of Agriculture to be a cannabis ambassador and help attract investors to the African country. According to the government of Malawi, Tyson would have already accepted the offer and could travel shortly to offer his image.

2: Motocross, mourning the death of René Hofer

The Austrian rider Rene Hofer, one of the great promises of world motocross at just 19 years old, died yesterday in the Alps after being buried by an avalanche while skiing with friends on the side of the Lackenspitze mountain, in the Salzburg area. Rene Hofer was a Red Bull KTM Factory Racing rider in the MX2 World Championship and this year he had managed to win his first race. D.E.P.

0: Zero tolerance with the latest abuse of athletes

Olympic judo champion Margaux Pinot was brutally assaulted by her boyfriend and coach Alain Schmidt. The case caused a great commotion in France after the aggressor was acquitted for lack of evidence, despite the injuries to the athlete’s face. In addition, this week two men assaulted the ‘Abelhas Rainhas’ women’s soccer team in Brazil and sexually abused one of the players. Enough of impunity.

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