Famous Athletes Who Doped To Win

Protest banner against doping at the Tour de France 2006.

Some say it’s the fault of fans. We impose such lofty expectations on athletes that sometimes, they crack under pressure. Others think it’s the media, the sports commentators who’ve looked the other way for so long. Or it could be the athletes, who want desperately to keep an illusion of effortless success alive. Either way, doping has become commonplace in modern-day sports. It’s not like this everywhere. When someone wins at their favourite game, it’s always fair and square. But with physical sports, there’s more wiggle room. Some athletes throughout history have looked for a shortcut to glory. Here are a few of the most famous ones. 1. Maria Sharapova Maria Sharapova came to the United States from Russia and immediately began pursuing her dream of becoming a tennis star. She succeeded, and spent 11 consecutive years as the . But in 2016, Sharapova tested positive for a recently banned drug at the Australian Open. She’d been taking

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10 Power Couples Who Are Running Things

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

They say there’s nothing more powerful than love, so it’s no surprise that a couple in love is a powerful thing! We have years of monarchies to thank for the original power couples, who passed their might down through the generations. But we don’t just have power couples in Royal Family anymore, in the modern age we’ve seen them in politics, entertainment, music, and business. If you can’t get enough of those royal couples, play a slot like Kings and Queens in a to feel some of that power yourself. 1. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle We all love a good royal wedding, so the world was watching when Prince Harry married the stunning Meghan Markle. Millions watched when in May 2018, and now we have a royal baby to follow as well. Their wedding followed that of Prince Harry’s older brother Prince William to Kate Middleton in 2011. Both couples enchant the world with their fairytale charm and enviably fashionable lives. 2. Kanye West and Kim

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Where Do Top Athletes Go On Vacation?

Neymar likes to spend his vacations in Formentera, Spain.

Summer in the northern hemisphere can be a dull time for a sports fan as many professional leagues and knockout competitions are on their down season. For most sportspeople, however, will help to recharge their batteries for the new season to come. Of course, for some of the big earners in sport, money is usually not being a problem, so they tend to spend a great deal to maximise their pleasure from their limited free time. Just like the sumptuous destinations that top sports stars choose, the holiday activities athletes engage in take various forms. While some like to hit the clubs, others might enjoy a quieter time on his or her yacht. There again, some professional sportspeople will at a local casino. Where do top athletes go to unwind and take a break from the intensity of professional competition? Ibiza, Spain The Balearic islands are popular among huge numbers of northern Europeans and Ibiza certainly has a reputation for a pulsating nightlife. However, the island also has

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Game of Thrones - Odds and Betting Markets

Game of Thrones

Lots of shows on TV are bet on. Many , much like sports gambling. Therefore, you tend to see betting markets for reality TV shows and talent contests where the outcomes are unknown but can be predicted. Increasingly, however, people are betting on dramas. Whether it is plot lines or which characters might get killed off, betting on scripted TV shows with actors is becoming more and more popular. Game of Thrones is probably the most famous example of this modern phenomenon in gambling. What are people betting on with regards to this critically acclaimed fantasy drama?  Who Will Die in Season 8? Game of Thrones is full of assassinations and deaths in battle. There have been some key characters in past series who have come to an untimely end. With the forthcoming eighth season to be aired from April this year, many people are placing bets on which characters might be bumped off. Of course, with the scripts written and the principal photography completed, the producers of Game of

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The Best Of The Worst Of The Golden Raspberries 2019

Golden Raspberries 2019

As you’ll know for sure, the Awards season is in full swing, so there’s Baftas, Oscars, Grammys, Grannys and more taking place on every street corner. But who’s your pick for the 2019 ‘Razzies’? If that one’s floored you, your life is about to enter a downward spiral … For those who don’t know (as well as those trying to forget) the 39th is an upcoming L.A. awards ceremony with a difference. During a gala evening on the 23 February, 2019, the winners of a Golden Raspberry award in a number of prestigious categories will be announced. These categories will be all too familiar to dedicated Razzie fans – Worst Picture, Worst Actress, Worst Actor etc. – but may come as something of a culture shock to those not yet used to recognising truly outstanding mediocrity. Indeed, unless you pause to reflect on the sheer depth of competition out there, the third-raters and non-starters all vying for recognition, it can be hard to appreciate the thrill of actually getting

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The Major Oscars Favourites

Cast Bohemian Rhapsody

The rumour mill has been spinning like a but now the Oscar nominations are out, the speculation has become even more intense. So let’s take a look at the major contenders: Best Picture Since its release last summer, the fourth remake of A Star is Born, directed by Bradley Cooper who also stars in the film, has been the front runner in most Oscar predictions. The Guardian’s Peter Bradshaw is enthusiastic and says the film is “outrageously watchable and colossally enjoyable”, so it seems a prime candidate to capture the night’s most coveted award. Meanwhile, Gold Derby currently has the film sharing pole position with Alfonso Cuaron’s Roma, with its focus on Mexico City’s middle-class life during the 1970s. Even though it’s a film released on the Netflix streaming site, Roma has been receiving rave reviews from the critics, and therefore rocketed straight to the top of many prediction lists. A win for Roma would make it the first

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Wolverine’s Superhero Playlist

Hugh Jackman

One of the most powerful X-Men superheroes, Wolverine possesses three retractable claws in both his hands, plus animal-keen senses, regenerative and healing capabilities, and enhanced strength. He’s a bit of an anti-hero, who spends a lot of time brooding, however, when he does spring into action, it’s with laser-like focus and little hesitation in the use of deadly force. While we’d love to think Wolverine would have something totally unexpected on his iPod, like Britney Spears or Spice Girls, we just can’t imagine this particular superhero would be interested in any kind of bubble-gum pop. Yes, we reckon he’s a bit of an alternative rocker – we also think he’d enjoy some slow-burn ballads with lots of aching lyrics, on account of his brooding nature. But enough chit-chat, let’s dive into Wolverine’s Top 5 songs. The First Cut is the Deepest by Sheryl Crow Yes, we think that Wolverine and anyone who comes up against him would agree – the first cut is indeed

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Up Close & Personal With Victoria’s Secret Fantasy Bra

Victoria Secret Models

In 1990, super model Linda Evangelista famously said that she wouldn’t get out of bed for less that $10,000 a day. Now, that was a while ago and if you consider inflation and all that, the figure could well be a million dollars by today’s standard. Thankfully, there’s a lingerie brand that will get Linda out of bed in a flash, as . Well, they have a few actually, as their Fantasy Bra holds centre stage on the catwalk annually, and each year a new design is debuted. How can an article of clothing – underwear no less- be worth this much? By covering it in diamonds, of course. Nothing makes a bra more comfortable and suited for supporting body parts than diamonds, and hence the Victoria’s Secret Fantasy Bra was born. You’re probably already rushing off to buy it now, but hold your horses. It’s sadly turns out that the $1 million version is only for publicity purposes. Us commoners are going to have to settle for the $250 replica version that will be sold on one day only

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Rolling In It - The World’s Richest Celebs

Big earner Oprah Winfrey

There are two things everybody loves: celebrities and money. So when these two things are combined, in the form of rich celebrities, it’s like a dream come true. What could be more worth the time and effort to gawk over than a celebrity who also has loads of money to throw around? Without further delay, here are the 10 richest celebs from around the world. 1. George Lucas Of course the guy who gave Yoda life would have a lot of money. Lucas had over $1 billion before he sold the Star Wars franchise to Disney, and that little sale earned him an additional $4.1 billion. Let’s all be honest though, we’re quite glad he passed the franchise along. Would any of us have survived another Jar-Jar Binks? 2. Steven Spielberg Hot on the heels of Lucas is the other big name in Hollywood; Steven Spielberg. It’s not his directing skills that made him rich, though, but rather his dealings behind the scene. After , his net value rose to an astonishing $3.6 billion. 3. Oprah

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The Richest Animals in the World

Rich Animals

We’ve all heard of pampered pets, but what about those four-legged animals that are worth a fortune? It’s not unusual for humans to show a clear preference for animals over humans. Pets become trusted companions and beloved confidants. They are loving and loyal by nature, which sounds pretty idyllic when compared to people’s proclivity to be downright disappointing and fickle. So it comes as little surprise that a number of wonderfully wealthy pet owners have ensured that their beloved animals have their every whim catered for, living in comfortable luxury to their heart’s content. Below, we’ve gathered a list of the world’s wealthiest animals. Some have inherited millions, while others have through fame and social media. It’s safe to say they are far wealthier than most, and if we want to get even close to their net worth we need to scoop a jackpot at a casino, win the lottery, or become the benefactors of a windfall from a long lost deceased relative! Gunther IV A

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