european athletes

nhl: we care about you!
nhl: sells pride themed merchandise for profit without actually enforcing anti-homophobic policies
nhl: drafts european athletes but doesn’t give them proper resources to adjust to american and canadian culture
nhl: excuses the foul behavior of white north american athletes while scrutinizing people of color and immigrants
nhl: allows men accused of sexual and physical violence towards women to continue to play, and in turn, further gives them access to young, vulnerable women
nhl: :) hockey is for everyone :)


Wladimir Klitschko  (Ukrainian: Володи́мир Володи́мирович Кличко́ [Volodymyr Volodymyrovych Klychko]; born 25 March 1976) is a Ukrainian heavyweight professional boxer weighting 243 lbs and standing 6ft 5 inches. Klitschko is the WBA (Super)IBFWBOIBO and The Ring Heavyweight Champion, and is the younger brother of WBC Heavyweight Champion Vitali Klitschko. Klitschko is the longest reigning IBF, WBO & IBO Heavyweight Champion in history with the most title defenses for those organizations. Overall, he is the 2nd longest reigning Heavyweight Champion of all time with the 3rd most successful title defenses at 15. On the 13th October 2013, Boxrec rated Klitschko as the number 2 pound-for-pound fighter in the world. Ring Magazine currently rates Klitschko as the number four pound-for-pound boxer in the world. Klitschko (22–2) is no. 3 on the all time list for most heavyweight title fights, only behind Joe Louis (26–1) & Muhammad Ali (24–3).

Since 2005, Klitschko has been the dominant force in the heavyweight division, defeating a majority of the top heavyweights in the rankings. When Klitschko won the IBF title against Chris Byrd there were four separate Heavyweight Champions. Since then, he has unified the IBF, IBO, WBO & WBA belts and defeated the WBA Champion in recess. Following his win over Ruslan Chagaev, Klitschko was awarded the vacant Ring Magazine Heavyweight title.


1st Image (2004): At the young age of 19 (youngest player to ever play a final at the time) and breaking onto the scene with stellar performances throughout the tournament, he and his star-studded Portuguese team came up just short in the final on their home turf to the underdog Cinderella story of Greece; ending up in tears of heartbreak and pain.

2nd Image (2016): Leading and carrying a team of youngsters, forgotten names, and role players all the way to the final against the host nation (who for many were favorites to win it all prior to the start of the tournament) - only to find himself injured in just 20 minutes of action and forced to sit out the rest of the match. Witnessing his teammates from the sideline deliver with all the passion and fight that he led them with up to this moment. This time, the tears were of relief, joy, and nightmares erased.

I’m usually neutral to begin the Euro’s, but by the end I usually end up leaning towards certain teams, for this final however I was ok with either team winning initially, but I found myself reminiscing about my experience watching euro 2004 as a kid and how badly I wanted C.Ronaldo and Figo (some of my favorite players) to win at that time; those emotions were ignited again and I just had to hope Portugal would defy all odds and pull it off somehow.

Congrats to Portugal, and congrats to C.Ronaldo for getting his first international trophy. This is the reason I watch sports, for these beautiful narratives, it’s amazing watching certain careers and storylines unfold over the years.

Hello there,  
My name is Sandro Bilic. I’m 25 years old. My birthday is 10/04/90. I’m Bosnian/European. I’m 5'6" 150lbs. Athletic build,  short blonde hair, I’m beginning to grow it out for the 1st time.  I have blue eyes.  Both ears pierced and of course lots of tattoos.
 I enjoy the outdoors,  hiking,  dirt biking, snow mobiling, sports as well.  Going to the gym is something I love to do.  I am very family orientated,  they mean the world to me.  I like to hang out with friends and enjoy the simple things in life.
 I speak 4 different languages.  Bosnian,  Serbian, and Croation. I love to travel the world.
  I am extremily, open minded, have a great sense of humor.  I am very loving and caring, and outgoing. I also do believe in God and put my faith in him 100%.
  I have no time for plastic people who spit rubber words.  Friendship and relationships are all about honesty loyalty, and unconditional love.
  I am looking for a like minded woman to listen to, to talk to,  and build a friendship with.  Someone to laugh with,  share with,  and to enjoy what love has to offer with.
  Music is also a big part of my life.  I love going to concerts and events.  I have a wide variety of music I listen to.  Country,  rock,  hip hop, and reggae.
  How I’ve said enough to strike some interest in whomever reads this.  Thank u for your time to read this introduction.  I hope ti great from you.  Also,  please include a picture of yourself,  so I can put a face to what I will be reading.  And ask questions of whatever you would like to know.  

If you decide to send a photograph of yourself, make sure you write my full name (Sandro Bilic and doc # 1145260 on the back of the photo!)

P.s. the photo I’ve included is of my pops and I.

 Sandro Bilic #1145260
 Po box 7000
 Carson City, NV  89702


Sandro Billic #1145260
Humboldt Conservation Camp
8105 Conservation Road
P.O. Box 1069
Winnemucca, Nevada 89446