Sports

Kicking Down Barriers

19 Jul, 2017 | Lily Turner

Photo: Fabián ZapataA Franco-Bolivian Brings Rugby to the AltiplanoI meet Jean Fontayne under the shadow of the Basilica of San Francisco, in central La Paz, on a crisp morning. We have a four-hour bu...

Going For Gold

23 May, 2017 | Sophie Hogan

Photos: Nick Somers Ángela Castro leads the race for Bolivian Olympic glory The deep breath before walking to the starting line. The seconds before everything you’ve ever worked for is put to the test...

In a League of Their Own

21 Nov, 2016 | Izabela Wlodarczyk

Photos: Milton Arellano Female Skateboarders Break Down Stereotypes in La PazEvery day, skateboarders gather in plazas all over La Paz to try out new tricks, learn from their friends, and wind down. T...

Defeating Death Road

26 Sep, 2016 | Toby Clyde

Photo: Alfredo ZeballosRunning in Bolivia’s SkyraceIt’s not the finish line that decides the winner of this race – it’s the mountains. Every year, a pack of leading runners climbs into the sky and eve...

Sustaining Bolivia’s Basketball Boom

28 Aug, 2016 | Eduardo Baptista

Photo: Eduardo BaptistaThe Challenges of Creating a Basketball CultureJune 30th 2016 marked a historic date for Bolivian basketball. By beating Ecuador 75-74, Bolivia’s national basketball team broke...

Clásicos and Controversy

21 Apr, 2016 | Clara Buxton

Photo: Juan Manuel LobatónPenalties, Dismissals and Disallowed GoalsPassions always run high in South American football, but never more so than in the derby, or clásico games, taking place between loc...

Faith and Football

29 Jun, 2015 | Rodrigo Barrenechea Gallardo

FRANCIS IS ARRIVINGPope Francis, in his last youth conferences in Rio de Janeiro in 2013, presented a motivational and enlightening message for the thousands of devoted young Catholics who had the opp...

El Clásico

28 May, 2015 | Valeria Wilde

PHOTO: JUAN MANUEL LOBATONA Warcry, the gold and black, one passion, unyielding fans and one big heart that never goes cold, that never stops beating. This is what makes us different from them all. We...

Maraton de La Paz

28 May, 2015 | Valeria Wilde

PHOTO: VALERIA WILDEChristian Conitzer is a scientist, a cyclist and a dreamer who never lost sight of his goal: keeping the Marathon of La Paz alive.  In 2012 and 2013, the first and second mara...

Skating reaches new heights in La Paz

25 Nov, 2014 | Katherine Browning

Katherine Browning visits the world's highest skate park to roll around and chat to one of the guys who made it all happen. Photo: From the Levi's Documentary "Skateboarding in La Paz" It's 2:3...

LA ALTURA: BOLIVIA´S 12TH PLAYER ON THE PITCH?

25 Jun, 2014 | Tommy Walters

As Club Bolívar take on San Lorenzo for the semi-finals of the Copa de Libertadores on 30th July, the longstanding question of an apparent 'altitude advantage' is yet again brought to the surface....

SETTLING THE SPORT

25 Jun, 2014 | Tommy Walters

The struggle for Women's football to be recognised in Bolivia Football is an integral part of Bolivian society, and this goes just as much for women’s football as it does for men’s. Festival tournam...

HUARIKASAYA KALATAKAYA

25 Jun, 2014 | Valeria Wilde

Sitting in the living room of the Bolivian Express house, I am surrounded by Bolivaristas. Worried that this issue will be disproportionately contaminated by white and light blue, I feel a certain...

FUTSAL: THE MINIATURE VERSION OF FOOTBALL

25 Jun, 2014 | Ollie Vargas

Bolivia is known for not qualifying for the FIFA World Cup since 1994, when it was eliminated in the group stage. The country is far better known in the world of futsal, or indoor football, coming...

LOS SIETE LIGAS: BOLIVIA´S UNOFFICIAL PROFESSIONALS

25 Jun, 2014 | Leo Nelson-Jones

Bolivia, and especially La Paz, is home to a unique and vibrant setup of footballing leagues. Neither entirely professional nor fully amateur, these informal but well-organised competitions have given...