· March, 2006

Stories about Sport from March, 2006

  29 March 2006

Mikaila makes her debut at the pan collective with a bit of commentary on the inaguration of Jamaica's first female Prime Minister, the Honorable Portia Simpson, which takes place on Thursday 30 March, and her two cents’ on the Commonwealth Games.

Trinidad & Tobago: Stephen Ames wins

  29 March 2006

Trinidadian bloggers Sanjiva, Haveworld and Simian Scratchings acknowledge Trinidad-born (and naturalized Canadian) golfer Stephen Ames’ victory in the 2006 Players Championship.

Malaysia: gold medals in badminton

  28 March 2006

True-blue Malaysians, not imported talents, won 4 gold medals in badminton in the recently concluded Melbourne XVIII Commonwealth Games. Wormie of A Worm's Perspectives says the way to go is to keep on training Malaysian nationals instead of relying on imported talents.

Kenyan Sphere Dispatch

  28 March 2006

After the kenyan government raid on standard newspaper early this month, (Something that was covered by MSM around the world), there was talk in Kenya of mercenaries operating in Kenya. Nationmedia (free subscription) had an interview with one of the Artur brothers. The mystery of their involvement can be confusing....

Haiti: Two young achievers

  27 March 2006

Ayiti Cheri Connexion profiles two young acheivers of Haitian descent, basketballer Samuel Dalembert and music producer Carl G. Gilbert.

Barbados: Mom and daughter netballers

  24 March 2006

Barbados Free Press links to an Australian newspaper article highlighting the mother and daughter who are members of the Barbadian netball team contesting the Commonwealth Games.

Singapore: Playing the Game Counts

  24 March 2006

Wormie takes issue with those in Singapore complaining it was a waste of money to send a losing team to the Commonwealth Games. “Winning or losing is not everything in sports, it is about participating to the best of one's ability. Along the way in our quest for excellence we...

Jamaica: Commonwealth Games

  22 March 2006

Leon wonders why the 18th Commonwealth Games aren't getting more media attention. “Is it because the mighty U.S is not involved, since the Commonwealth games only include former territories of Britain? (But wait, America is a former territory of Britain!).”

Diaspora: Football wins

  22 March 2006

Ayaan Hirsi Ali blogs reports on a football match between gay men and muslims that took place in Amsterdam to mark the International Day Against Racism. The Muslim team won 4-0

Cuba: World Baseball Classic

  21 March 2006

Blogging from Havana, Cuba, Ernesto commiserates with his homeland over their loss to Japan in the final of the World Baseball Classic, but also notes the silver lining: “two island nations rewriting a game invented in North America, and giving a lesson of courage and team work.”

Nigeria: Commonwealth Games

  20 March 2006

African Shirts posts on the progress of Nigeria's atheletes particiapating in the Commonwealth Games.…”I nominate Segun Moses Toriola for president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. He's at the Commonwealth Games in Melbourne, representing Nigeria in table tennis, where he's defending the singles title he won in 2002″

Commonwealth Games

  15 March 2006

Regan liveblogs the Opening Ceremony of the Commonwealth Games, which took place last night in Melbourne, Australia.