SPORT and politics are never far away from each other and the election of Donald Trump as US president could be about to show that.America has bid for the 2024 Olympics and the 2026 World Cup, with both to be decided during the next four years.SunSport looks at five ways how Trump could change sport across the globe.Taking the fight to FIFAThe US has spearheaded the battle against football corruption and is currently trying to extradite former FIFA vice president Jack Warner.But much of this has been down to the work of current Attorney General Loretta Lynch.It remains to be seen whether Lynch's replacement will put FIFA at the top of his or her's list.Wall-ed CupTalking of FIFA, the US are favourites to win the right to host the 2026 World Cup.This itself is unlikely to change, but a joint USA/Mexico/Canada bid has been mooted before.Trump's plans to build a wall along the Mexican border could scupper this idea if relations between the countries turn … [Read more...] about US election 2016: Donald Trump becomes president – but what does this mean for sport?
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PAUL Ryan is the current Republican Speaker of the US House of Representatives.It was widely predicted that he was unlikely to retain his position as the 54th speaker after Donald Trump's huge victory over Democrat candidate Hillary Clinton.He said he will seek re-election, but as it seems he will not need to, as a spokesman confirmed he will remain in the position.Making his first public comments since Trump’s upset victory, Ryan himself said: “We had great conversations about how we would work together on the transition.”Ryan has been speaker for a year after his predecessor, John Boehner, retired.He has a bachelor's degree in economics and political science from Miami University.He was first elected to the House in 1998 as the second youngest member.Since then he has been re-elected eight times and never received less than 55 per cent of the vote.Usually speakers run for two year terms.The 46-year-old from Janesville, Wisconsin was his party's 2012 vice … [Read more...] about Who is Paul Ryan and will he remain Speaker of the House now Donald Trump is President?
DONALD TRUMP has just been elected the 45th president of the United States - and as the world reels, the sporting community have had their say.While many are fearing what a Trump Presidency will look like in light of the Republican’s long list of controversial statements and actions during the course of the election race.And it has not taken long for football fans to photoshop the Donald Trump v Hillary Clinton battle into memes.Democrat Clinton has been mocked up as Liverpool’s Steven Gerrard and a goalkeeper diving the wrong way in a penalty shootout - while a number of witty statements have been made.We can only assume as the day progresses more memes will surface, and we will update them as and when... … [Read more...] about Donald Trump wins US Election: the best memes from the world of football as Trump storms to the White House
THE race for the White House has finally reached its conclusion and the people of America have chosen Donald Trump as their new President.More than 120m Americans went to the voting stations to choose their new Commander in Chief to produce a result which sent shockwaves around the world.In the end, Trump passed the magic 270-vote barrier with relative ease.The Republican crossed the line by winning Wisconsin, giving him an unassailable tally of 276.His win in Florida proved to be the key moment after a nip-and-tuck tussle in the Sunshine State.Clinton’s slowly realised throughout the night that the Presidency might be slipping from her grasp.Yet the real estate mogul’s chances still seemed slim after the emergence of a series of controversial comments and allegations of sexual misconduct led to his rival opening a nine-point lead in mid-October.However, Clinton’s prospects got a setback when the FBI announced that it was … [Read more...] about Who won the US Election 2016? Final poll results as Donald Trump becomes President of the United States
DIPLOMATS must help calm relations between Boris Johnson and Donald Trump if the tycoon is elected US President, an MP has warned.The political heavyweights traded verbal blows last year.Right-wing Republican candidate Mr Trump claimed there were places in London “so radicalised the police are afraid for their own lives”.Foreign Secretary and former London Mayor Mr Johnson blasted Mr Trump’s comments as “complete and utter nonsense”.The Tory source said: “It’s in the interests of both great nations for any differences to be put aside to preserve and enhance our special relationship”. It comes before the first of three televised debates in the US election race tomorrow, with Mr Trump’s Democratic rival Hillary Clinton’s poll lead narrowing.More than 100 million viewers could watch the showdown.PM Theresa May will feel “real anxiety” if Mr Trump is elected, according to Commons Foreign Affairs Select … [Read more...] about Boris Johnson will need help patching things up in ‘horror’ scenario of Donald Trump winning presidency, says MP
AS a distance runner, Sir Mo Farah knows no peers.As a bloke, Britain’s greatest track athlete can often seem like a marketing invention — vacant smile, bland quotes, tired old ‘Mobot’ gimmick.Occasionally, though, the ad man’s mask slips and Farah gives us a glimpse of the person who’d arrived in Britain as an eight-year-old refugee and achieved true sporting greatness. Don't miss a second of the deadline day action with our live transfer blogDuring London 2012, Farah was asked whether his gold medals would have been more meaningful had he been running for his native Somalia.He snapped: “Look mate, this is my country. This is where I grew up. When I put on a Great Britain vest, I’m proud. Very proud.”Despite already living and training in the US, his was a proper Londoner’s answer. Right down to the insincere use of the word “mate” when riled. No one listening doubted Farah’s sincerity.This weekend, when … [Read more...] about Mo Farah ban: Sport brings people together, irrespective of race, religion or nationality… the only gold medal Donald Trump wins is for ignorance
U2 bassist Adam Clayton has questioned US President-elect Donald Trump’s integrity.As the band announced a world tour of their 30-year-old album The Joshua Tree, they drew comparisons between the politics of the mid-1980s and now.He said: “I think it’s fair to say the process of democracy that has brought Donald Trump to the presidency seems flawed.”Clayton raised concerns about President-elect Trump’s attitude to the media during the election campaign and lingering questions about his tax returns.He said: “All these things added up to a situation where you question is he really the right person to lead the country and whether he actually represents the constituency he claims to represent, because he doesn’t have a history of philanthropy.”Clayton added: “He definitely won it fair and square. The question is his integrity.”Speaking from his home in Rathfarnham, Dublin, where The Joshua Tree was recorded, Clayton told RTE Radio … [Read more...] about U2’s Adam Clayton says ‘flawed democracy’ helped Donald Trump win US presidential election
A VOTE recount which was ordered in Wisconsin to see if results for the Presidential election were incorrect have revealed Donald Trump should have got even more votes.The President-elect was short-changed in the first count by a net gain total of 162.And it means he ended up beating Democrat Hillary Clinton by pulling in more than 22,000 votes than she did.It comes in the wake of Trump saying he thought the CIA findings of Russia hacking the vote was a conspiracy theory.It has left Green Party candidate Jill Stein with egg on her face after she requested and paid for the new recount.She also tried the same tack in Pennsylvania and Michigan but was blocked by judges, her request proving unsuccessful.Stein came in with around one percent of the vote in each of the states where Trump narrowly took a narrow victory.She said the voting machines in all three of the states could have been susceptible to hacking.The numbers hardly changed in Wisconsin after the recount of nearly three million … [Read more...] about Donald Trump WINS Wisconsin recount getting even MORE votes in wake of slamming CIA theory of Russian election hacking
AFTER a contentious election season, Donald Trump has become the 45th President of the United States of America after an astonishing night of shocks.The Republican crossed the line by winning Wisconsin, giving him an unassailable tally of 276.His win in Florida proved to be the key moment after a nip-and-tuck tussle in the Sunshine State.Here are all the colour, drama and quirkiness from the US, from Americans heading to the polls to vote to waiting for the results until the very end. Read how a historic night panned out with The Sun’s comprehensive guide to the 2016 US Election Trump fanatics celebrate outside the White House as the presidency seemed assured for the reality star turned politicianYoung women cry while draped in the US national flag while sitting on Pennsylvania Avenue outside the White House HAS AMERICA MADE A BIG MISTAKE?BETTER CALL PAUL with Paul Ross today from 9am to 10am on 0344 499 1000. We pay for your stories! Do you have a … [Read more...] about US Election Day in pictures as Donald Trump wins the most sensational election in history
Trump breezed past his two closest competitors, Texas Senator Ted Cruz and Florida Senator Marco Rubio, to rack up his second consecutive win following the New Hampshire primary on February 9. Saturday marks a possibly decisive victory for the New York businessman: Every Republican candidate who has won both the New Hampshire and South Carolina primaries has gone on to win the presidential nomination. In a victory speech frequently interrupted by applause and cheers - as well as brief asides by Trump's wife and daughters - the billionaire businessman railed against everything from Mexico and China to America's education system and Barack Obama, whom he referred to as a "political hack." Speaking of the arduous challenge of running for president, Trump said: "It's tough, it's nasty, it's mean, it's vicious...it's beautiful." Rubio and Cruz are in a tight battle for second place. Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, Ohio Governor John Kasich and retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson are … [Read more...] about Donald Trump wins South Carolina Republican primary