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Frederick is on the road after a year in South America and two in NYC – working for AP, the BBC, CNN, Reuters, The New York Times, Monocle, Al Jazeera, VICE and others. He recently reported from Brazil during the World Cup.

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The Cup of contradictions

The Cup of contradictions

RTÉ: Reflecting on the highs, lows and striking contradictions of FIFA’s money-spinning megashow.
A World Cup for the People of Brazil

A World Cup for the People of Brazil

VOCATIV: Residents displaced by the new stadium in São Paulo held their own soccer tournament in protest – The People's Cup.
Archery on the rise in NYC

Archery on the rise in NYC

MONOCLE 24: The U.S. men’s Olypmic team won silver at London 2012, and “The Hunger Games” film broke box office records. The main character was a highly skilled archer – so could she be a new Robin Hood for today’s generation?
NYC to expand outdoor gym provision

NYC to expand outdoor gym provision

CNN: “Playgrounds for adults” have been around since the 1930s, but only recently began appearing in New York parks. Now, the city plans to roll out 24 new facilities over the next 18 months – after a successful space was opened near Yankee Stadium in the Bronx.
Park Advocates Uneasy over $7 Million Tennis Center Expansion Plan

Park Advocates Uneasy over $7 Million Tennis Center Expansion Plan

NORTHATTAN: Community activists from East Harlem and the South Bronx argue that the John McEnroe Tennis Academy should be more accessible for local people – but the man himself says he shares the same goal.
England’s arrogant hypocrisy is a shame on the nation

England’s arrogant hypocrisy is a shame on the nation

Why England’s bid to host the 2018 football World Cup deserved to fall flat.
Moscow’s White-collar Fight Club

Moscow’s White-collar Fight Club

While you won’t see Brad Pitt getting a bloody nose from some anonymous office face with chronic insomnia, Moscow’s new October Boxing Club hints at a similar concept...
Downhill with a Difference: Moscow’s Real Wacky Racers

Downhill with a Difference: Moscow’s Real Wacky Racers

An unclassified dispatch from the 2009 'Tazovy Downhill' annual bowl race, a colourful event organised by Muscovites to raise their dreary winter spirits.
Olympic challenge for Sochi games

Olympic challenge for Sochi games

Officially the Winter Olympics are non-politicised – but the reality is that wherever Russia goes, politics will follow. Russia will be holding a national referendum to select its mascot for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. Contenders include a dolphin on skis, a potential revival of the 1980 games’ popular beaming bear, and a giant-eared...
Football’s red armies are growing stronger

Football’s red armies are growing stronger

On any Premiership match day in pubs and homes around the UK, football fans of all creeds gather to drink, socialise and cheer on their favoured club. The majority of teams have a strictly local following, while others – generally the most successful sides like Manchester United, Arsenal, Liverpool and Chelsea – possess a nationwide...
Brazilian culture at a high temperature in Russia

Brazilian culture at a high temperature in Russia

A close circle of people is singing and chanting under Pushkinsky Most early Sunday evening. In the centre, two at a time duck, dive, feint and sway in hypnotising fashion, while enchanting vocal drones, drums and bow-like berimbaus provide the perfect musical accompaniment. It’s a weekly gathering of Moscow’s capoeira enthusiasts, disciples of the Afro-Brazilian...