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· April, 2006

Stories about Sport from April, 2006

Pulse of the Saudi Blogosphere

Football and ice hockey, hijab and fatwas, bloggers meetups, and much much more from the Saudi blogosphere this week. Let's go… Starting with Swalfy, who did not seem so surprised...

Thai Kick Boxing

Muay Thai or Kick Boxing is very popular in Thailand and regular bouts are held in major cities. Malaysian blogger Kenny Sia blogs about his visit to a Muay Thai...

Brazil, Costa Rica, Ecuador: “Abstinencewatch™ Scorecard”

Bob Kellet explains why the Brazilian football club will be happy in Germany this World Cup whereas Costa Rica and Ecuador won't.

Trinidad & Tobago: World Cup team slogan

Over at the Trinidad & Tobago World Cup Blog, Stacy-Marie Ishmael reviews the slogans being put forward in support of the Soca Warriors, Trinidad & Tobago's national team.

Caribbean: Cricket captaincy gamble

West Indies star batsman Brian Lara is appointed team captain for a third time. Jeremy Taylor at the Caribbean Beat weblog calls it “an interesting gamble, both for Lara and...

Filipino boxer faces tough challenge

Jess at The Postman is following the preparations of Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao for his upcoming fight with Mexican Oscar Larios. Jess writes "While Larios is bothered by only one...

Iran: Women, Football & Ayathollahs

Bidari (Persian) considers Ahmadinejad's decision to let women watching football in stadiums a real mistake. Blogger says people who back President don't have this kind of requests. In addition now...

Trinidad & Tobago: World Cup football news

Stacy-Marie Ishmael responds to a FIFA news story expressing surprise that the Trinidad & Tobago World Cup team has a white member, with a reminder that it's important to “militate...

Bolivia: Morales’ First Trip to the U.S.?

Would new Bolivian president, Evo Morales come to the US to play a game of football? Eduardo Ávila explains.

Dominica: New sports stadium

ThandieLand asks whether the Windsor Park Sports Stadium, an international-standard sporting facility, is a gift or a burden.

Kenya: We are not all running

Kenyan blogger Gukira writes that not all Kenyans are runners and wonders what Kenyans are running from? “As the Kenyan sport, running is less a ritual of patriotism than a...

Saudi Arabia: World Cup 2006

It seem that FIFA World Cup fever is starting early at Saudi Arabia. Ahmed is posting some details about the Saudi football team and tagging other Saudi–male-bloggers to motivate them...

Iran:Women & Football

Zannevesht (Persian) says that according to IRNA (Islamic Republic News Agency), Iranian President wants to give permission to women to go stadiums watching football matches.

Caribbean: What's going on?

“So what else is going on, this fiercely hot Thursday?” writes JT at the Caribbean Beat Weblog. He finds West Indies, the anniversary of the Bay of Pigs, and some...

Trinidad & Tobago: Best football fans?

Does Trinidad & Tobago's World Cup football team have the best fans? Stacy-Marie Ishmael thinks so.

Caribbean: The financial realities of the Cricket World Cup

The Caribbean Cricket Blog links to a Jamaica Observer article on one of the realities of the Caribbean's hosting of the Cricket World Cup next year: host countries are unlikely...

Diaspora: Mashup and Football

Soul on Ice posts on a new music trend known as “mash ups” - which he says is nothing new really but a continuation of mix and remix and remixing...

Argentina: Soccer and Economics

In a fascinating analysis of football and economics, Asad Yawar thinks both spheres will perform strong in 2006. “But the playing philosophy of the 2006 selection is befitting of a...

Bangladesh: Playing cricket

Bangladesh plays cricket, however the Police seems to be weilding the stick. Rezwan on “The tension mounted during lunch break when the DC North of Chittagong Police started using his...

Village cricket match, Caribbean-style

Easter Sunday cricket match — Howsen Village, Trinidad. From caribbeanfreephoto At this time of year, thoughts in the English-speaking Caribbean turn to the game of cricket. Travel around any of...

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