DISASTROUS OPENING CEREMONY LEADS TO QUESTIONS ABOUT QUIDDITCH WORLD CUP SECURITY
-- headline, Daily Prophet, 12 April 2014 (Pm)
In the article headlined “Disastrous Opening Ceremony Leads to Questions about Quidditch World Cup Security“, the Daily Prophet covered the riot and disaster that took place during the Opening Ceremony preceding the 2014 Quidditch World Cup tournament, documenting both the excuses and finger-pointing between Argentinian officials, commentators and the teams involved in the bloodbath (Pm).
The playoff matches between the 16 qualifying countries of: Brazil, Bulgaria, Chad, Fiji, Germany, Haiti, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Japan, Liechtenstein, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Poland, United States and Wales were held between 13 April and 9 July 2014, with the final match – between Brazil and Bulgaria – taking place on 11 July (Pm).
As Senior Quidditch Correspondent, full coverage of this Opening Ceremony and the subsequent tournament matches was provided for the Daily Prophet by Ginny Weasley. Extra colour (ie. gossip) commentary by Rita Skeeter was added to Ginny's coverage for the Brazil-Bulgaria final (Pm).
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Writing by J.K. Rowling on Pottermore:
- History of the Quidditch World Cup
- 2014 Quidditch World Cup reports
- 2014 Quidditch World Cup final
- The Daily Prophet
Pottermore enhanced reading experience: Quidditch World Cup
Screenshots of the original Daily Prophet coverage of the 2014 Quidditch World Cup on Pottermore: Imgur archive