In timp ce suntem fierti, fripti, copti, arsi, parjoliti … de soarele napraznic, la Londra ploua :-)!

Ferice de sportivi, sa-si poata duce la bun sfarsit Olimpiada.

Nu mai putin insa – ne intrebam nedumeriti – ce-a fost in mintea celor care au votat pentru Qatar ca gazda a Campionatului Mondial de Fotbal in 2022?! Sau, pana atunci ne vom topi de tot, si nu mai conteaza …

Citim pe Wikipedia:

Qatar hosted the 2011 Asian Cup which had the lowest attendance for the cup in 11 years, since the tournament was held in Lebanon[citation needed]. It was considered a warm-up for 2022.


Working against the Qatar bid was the extreme temperature in the desert country. The World Cup always takes place during the European off-season in June and July. During this period the average daytime high in most of Qatar exceeds 50 °C (120 °F), the average daily low temperatures not dropping below 30 °C (86 °F).[7] In response to this issue, Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani, the 2022 Qatar bid chairman, has stated, “the event has to be organized in June or July. We will have to take the help of technology to counter the harsh weather. We have already set in motion the process. A stadium with controlled temperature is the answer to the problem. We have other plans up our sleeves as well.”

Pentru ca nu intelegem pe deplin mecanismele prin care FIFA vinde pielea suporterilor sai, vom ramane probabil in fata televizoarelor – adica vom apela la tehnologie, ca sa-l citez pe seicul glumet :-)!

Pana atunci mai e … – asa ca va propun sa ne racorim cu o ploaie londoneza, poza transmisa de corespondentul nostru special Stefan Dragomirescu :-)!