FRANCE

world cup '98

How Zinedine Zidane’s France Won World Cup ‘98

An iconic tournament for many, World Cup ‘98 saw Les Bleus lift the Jules Rimet on home turf. Here’s how Zinedine Zidane and his teammates did it, and what victory for the ‘rainbow nation’ meant for France.
Will Magee
6.22.17
Le Tournoi de France

Le Tournoi: The Forgettable Competition with an Immortal Highlight

It has been 20 years since Le Tournoi gave football one of the greatest goals of all time. Roberto Carlos' strike lit up the competition, but it was England who triumphed in this oft-forgotten international contest.
Jim Weeks
6.15.17
FRANCE

"World's Worst Skier" Is Genuinely Quite Bad, But He's Got a Good Excuse

Venezuelan skier Adrian Solano had never skied on snow before the World Ski Championships in Finland. Instead, he practiced on wheels.
Mike Vorkunov
2.24.17
liga mx

How Frenchman André-Pierre Gignac Conquered Liga MX

André-Pierre Gignac left Ligue 1 during the prime of his career to join Liga MX side Tigres. The move has worked out brilliantly for all parties involved.
Duncan Tucker
2.7.17
the man mountain

The Cult: Martin Johnson

In our final Six Nations entry to The Cult, we induct Martin Johnson. He was a man mountain when he captained England, though he couldn’t impose himself on management in quite the same way.
Will Magee
1.31.17
le sauvage sophistiqué

The Cult: Sebastien Chabal

In honour of the Six Nations, we’ve inducted an iconic rugby player from each country into The Cult. Next in line is the lumbering, terrifying figure of Sebastien Chabal.
Will Magee
1.31.17
the spark

The Cult: Shane Williams

In honour of the Six Nations, we’ve inducted an iconic rugby player from each country into The Cult. Next we have Shane Williams, a winger who sparked Welsh rugby to life.
Will Magee
1.31.17
the dying gaul

The Cult: Sergio Parisse

In honour of the Six Nations, we’ve inducted an iconic rugby player from each country into The Cult. Here, we lament the perpetual fallen hero that is Sergio Parisse.
Will Magee
1.31.17
Surfing

​How a Pro Surfer Spends Their Day Off in the Basque Country

With its endless beaches, the Basque Country in the South of France is a paradise for surfers. We headed over to see how they stay sane when the seas are calm.
Nathan Copelin
11.1.16
FIGHTLAND

New Regulations Essentially Ban MMA in France

The country’s MMA association says they will take their fight to court.
Josh Rosenblatt
10.28.16
sponsorship deals of questionable value

Chad Sponsors Ligue 1 Club FC Metz, Despite Being World’s Fourth-Poorest Country

Chadian officials are hoping the move will attract holidaymakers to the landlocked Central African country, despite its status as a failed state.
UK Sports Staff
9.6.16
thriker!

Every Cloud Has A Silver Lining: Vice Sports UK Goals of the Week

It might be interminably boring, but the international break has at least provided us with these beautiful gol-gol-gols!
UK Sports Staff
9.2.16
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