Stories about Sport from February, 2006
Paraguay: “No One in Paraguay Likes Football”
Bob is looking everywhere for a Paraguayan football-loving blogger, but so far has had no luck.
Russia: Krasnaya Polyana Ski Resort
W. Shedd of The Accidental Russophile reads “the story of a complete ski-wimp on a trip to Krasnaya Polyana” in SKI Magazine. Krasnaya Polyana is Vladimir Putin's favorite ski resort.
Hong Kong: Horse city
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
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
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
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...
Puerto Rico: Ice skating
Vivir Latino reports that the first US Olympics medal in ice dancing since 1976 was won by a Puerto Rican duo.
Latvia: Hockey Team's Defeat Coverage
All About Latvia sums up coverage by the Russian- and Latvian-language papers of Latvia's hockey team's defeat at the Olympics.
Bangladesh: The cricket victory
Bangladesh: The cricket victory
Caribbean: Cricket shrink
Ri imagines a conversation between the West Indies cricket team's captain, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, and the team's new Irish shrink.
Iran: Football & Women
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...
Kenya: schools rugby
White African comments on the world of Kenyan school rugby and asks readers to tell him which school is the best.
Trinidad & Tobago: World Cup Football News
The Trinidad & Tobago World Cup Blog summarizes last week's Soca Warriors-related news. The Soca Warriors are Trinidad & Tobago's national football team.
Nigeria: Press and the NFA in Egypt
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
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
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
Central Asia: Message to the Music
Alan Cordova wonders if there is a message behind the music played when various Central Asian teams made their entrances during the Opening Ceremonies of the Olympics.
Security a Bit Too Tight in Turin
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.
Venezuela: Leones de Caracas win the Caribbean Series
Daniel Duquenal reports that Caracas’ baseball team, the Leones, won the Caribbean baseball series.
Caribbean: Racism in cricket?
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
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.