· February, 2006

Stories about Sport from February, 2006

Hong Kong: Horse city

  27 February 2006

SimonWorld picks up on local media reports surrounding the establishment of a new company specially to organize equestrian events ahead of the 2008 Olympics. Do the 80-strong workforce need offices in downtown Hong Kong, or closer to the stables in the New Territories, he muses.

The week in Kenyan Blogs

  27 February 2006

Image courtesy of White African This week has Kenyan bloggers writing about very diverse topics, let us start with sports White African reminisces about rugby in Kenyan High schools , generating about 20 comments, that is how passionate Kenyan's can be about rugby. Kenya Cricket has an excellent play by...

Voices of African Women Bloggers

  26 February 2006

Mshairi calls for the abuse of women bloggers to stop! She recalls two recent incidents in the blogosphere where male bloggers “discussed and described women in misogynistic terms.” “The descriptions included ‘ignoramus’, ‘spiteful, angry menopausal bitch’, and ‘ruthless menopausal maniac’. All that remained was the blogger to call the woman...

Caribbean: World Cup 2007 security

  24 February 2006

Barbados Free Press has it from “a confidential source” that “British and South African intelligence agencies and counter-terror units are to play major planning and operational roles in providing security for the 2007 Cricket World Cup” (which is being hosted by several Caribbean territories). The same source says, however, that...

Caribbean: Cricket shrink

  22 February 2006

Ri imagines a conversation between the West Indies cricket team's captain, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, and the team's new Irish shrink.

Iran: Football & Women

  22 February 2006

Panahandegi writes about women & their problem to go watching a football game in Iran. Blogger says did you know that a woman in Iran need to be granted an “authorization” to enter the stadium and watch a live football game? Apparently it would be “unholy” for them to listen...

Nigeria: Press and the NFA in Egypt

  17 February 2006

African Shirts writes about the “monetary” relationship between the Nigerian press and Nigerian FA in Egypt during the recent Africa Nations Cup. ….”There were some journalists who refused to accept the money, saying it was only journalists who had “sold their souls” that accepted such.”

Kenya: Rugby 7s in LA

  16 February 2006

Rugby is on the mind of many Kenyans – Afromusing and Magaidi report from a Rugby fest in LA last weekend in which Kenya took part………The sea of red black green and white at the Home Depot center in Los Angeles was a sight to behold. Kenyans from all walks...

Ethiopia: Robel Teklemariam

  16 February 2006

Agumada reports that Ethiopia’s first winter Olympian Robel Teklemariam has had his suspension lifted and he is vindicated and “. ready to take on the world. We are already proud! yekolotemari

Security a Bit Too Tight in Turin

  14 February 2006

All About Latvia reports how the Latvian Olympic hockey team couldn't leave the arena for 40 minutes this past Saturday – because Laura Bush was somewhere nearby, watching the U.S.-Switzerland women’s hockey game.

Caribbean: Racism in cricket?

  14 February 2006

Trinidadian journalist Vaneisa Baksh joins the debate on racism in cricket going on at the Cricinfo – Wicket to Wicket blog with a susbstantial article which concludes that, while racism certainly exists in the Caribbean, it rarely manifests itself these days in the context of West Indies cricket.

Bermuda, USVI: At the Winter Olympics

  14 February 2006

The Caribbean Beat Blog notes the presence of Bermudian Patrick Singleton at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Torino and also the absence the USVI's 52 year-old luge competitor Ann Abernathy, who had to pull out of the games because of an injury.

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