Friday, 1 June 2007

Friendship Games begin today

The 2nd annual Friendship Games begin today in Tel Aviv, Isreal and as reported here previously, Canada will be well represented by a group of Concordia Stingers players coached by John Dore. Here are a couple of articles on the games and with comments on the social significance of the event including from USA Today International flavor highlights tournament in Tel Aviv, the Atlanta Constitution-Journal which highlights the contribution to the tournament of Atlanta Hawks owner Ed Peskowitz Hawks co-owner pushes for Middle East peace and another article Jumping through hoops for Middle East peace

In another international event with Canadian participation that did not receive much if any profile here in Canada, the Boston University Terriers defeated University of British Columbia 105-98 in double overtime in the championship game of the Kainan Tournament in Taipai, Taiwan, a tournament which attracted universities from Vietnam, Japan, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Canada and the USA Kainan Tournament Championship. We plan to have more information on this tournament going forward.

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