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Live from Abu Dhabi Connect the World takes you on a journey across continents, investigating the stories that are changing our world.

Soccer clubs to strike over tax hike

November 4th, 2013
11:32 AM ET

A tax hike proposed by President François Hollande has French soccer clubs set to strike for the first time since 1972.

Jonathan Mann spoke to World Sport's Don Riddell about how this tax is going to hit France's favorite sport.

A star is born for Wales football

October 18th, 2013
04:58 PM ET

A bet that his grandson would play for the national football team proved true, and very profitable, for one Welsh grandfather.

Jim Boulden reports on a remarkable story of a grandfather with very valuable foresight.

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Filed under:  Sport • Video

Injured soldiers prepare to take on Dakar Rally

October 8th, 2013
01:49 PM ET

Captain Tony Harris had only been in Afghanistan for a month in 2009, when his life changed forever.

A veteran of Northern Ireland and Iraq, the father of two was on patrol in Sangin in the Helmand Province when his vehicle was hit by an improvised explosive device (IED).

The blast threw Harris 20 meters from the vehicle and shattered both of his heels.

After 10 months of surgery to try to save his feet, Harris decided to have his left leg amputated below the knee.

Four years on, Harris now sees the loss of his leg as what he calls a "good thing".

The reason, he says, is because it drove him to establish Race2Recovery, a team of injured soldiers which made history in January this year as the first disabled team to finish the grueling Dakar Rally.

"I really wanted to put the day I got injured into the past, " Harris says. "I wanted something else where I could say okay that happened but I've done other stuff now and actually I can remember that stuff much more positively and in hindsight, actually if I hadn't lost my leg, I wouldn't have gone to the Dakar."

Race2Recovery's Dakar debut was meant to be a one-off event to raise money for Help For Heroes and the Tedworth House Concept, but the team has since become a professional outfit and come Dakar 2014, they'll not only be aiming to finish, but to be among the first across the line.


Filed under:  Sport • Video

Keeping the Qatar 2022 World Cup cool

October 7th, 2013
05:50 PM ET

Becky talks to Dario Cadavid, who is in charge of cooling systems for the Qatar 2022 Supreme Committee, as part of the special Connect the World program on the Qatar World Cup live from Doha.

Watch: Inside the Qatar World Cup dilemma

Cadavid talks to Becky inside a cooled stadium and 3D imaging is used to show how they will look, and work, if they are needed in nine years time.


Filed under:  Becky's Interviews • Sport • Video

Ginola answers questions on Qatar 2022

October 7th, 2013
05:49 PM ET

As part of a special Connect the World program, live from Doha,  Becky directs viewer questions about Qatar 2022 to former France international footballer David Ginola and former professional footballer Nicky Summerbee.

Watch: Inside the Qatar World Cup dilemma

 


Filed under:  Sport • Video
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