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· September, 2006

Stories about Sport from September, 2006

Macau nurtures Luso-Sino connection

  29 September 2006

Macau can be seen today as the very capital of a reinvigorated Luso-Sino friendship. In addition to holding the Economic and Commercial Cooperation Forum which happened this last weekend, the city is preparing to host the First Lusofonia Games, to be held during the week of October 7-15. The event...

South Africa: the Homeless World Cup

  29 September 2006

In an African Minute writes about the Homeless World Cup in South Africa: The Homeless World Cup ‘is an international street soccer tournament. Teams from 48 countries, comprising homeless, vulnerably sheltered and other marginalised men and women, are taking part in the tournament.

Kyrgyzstan: Bishkek Panthers

  28 September 2006

Tolkun Umaraliev reports on the Bishkek Panthers, the American Football team at the American University of Central Asia, the only such team in Kyrgyzstan. Tolkun says that the team has finally bested its rivals from Almaty and it plans to participate in international contests in the future.

New Caledonia: Surfer Video

  25 September 2006

Sebastien from 5 Minutes en Nouvelle Caledonie posts (Fr) a video of surfers on the beaches of Meridien and Anse-Vata.

Macau: The 1st Lusofonia Games will be held between 7-15 October 2006 in Macau

  25 September 2006

Timor Online writes about the 1st Lusofonia Games to be held between 7-15 October 2006 in Macau. Portuguese speaking countries and regions will compete for glories in the sports of football, futsal, beach volleyball, volleyball, basketball, taekwondo, table tennis and athletics. Apart from exciting competitions, impressive cultural performances will compose...

Balkans Blog Roundup

  21 September 2006

On September 11, Viktor of Belgrade Blog writes: […] [Serbia] just won the water polo European championship, and here's a short video with the atmosphere from the streets of Belgrade (Kolarceva street, more precisely). It's like this, after all major successes in sports, but this is the first time we...

Trinidad & Tobago: Dear Jack Warner…

  19 September 2006

Jeremy Taylor writes a letter to Trinidadian FIFA Vice President Jack Warner: “What a horrendous time they've been giving you in recent years, Jack. There was that hearing earlier this year into an alleged conflict of interest in the alleged sale of World Cup tickets, and now this alleged affair...

Sports, Health and Politics in West Africa

  19 September 2006

We begin this week's blog round-up with sports. The Trials & Tribulations of a Freshly-Arrived Denizen…of Ghana blogs about the selection of a new coach for Ghana's senior national football team, amongst other issues: As the Week Draws to a Close in Accra:: Regulation? What Telephone Regulation?; CAN 2008 is...

Turkey is Typing:Best of Summer Edition

  16 September 2006

It has been quite a while since an update on the Turkish blogosphere has been done, and rather than trying to update you on every detail that I have failed to report, I thought that this post should focus on the most interesting posts of the summer. Granted, the information...

Poland: The Week's News Selection

  8 September 2006

In the past week, the beatroot has covered these subjects: a Polish goalkeeper in “the wonderful world of Scottish sectarian football”; 26 years later, something's wrong with the Polish Solidarnosc; a missile defense competition between Polish and Czech governments that both “would rather lose”; Elton John meets Lech Walesa at...

Armenia: Football & the Flag

  7 September 2006

Akhtamar, blogging at ArmYouth Blog, writes that he and his friends decided to show their national pride while attending the recent football match between Armenia and Belgium by painting the Armenian tricolor on their faces. He reports that this was met with plenty of shock and confusion.

China: How i lost my home

  5 September 2006

Ai Wei Wei talks about Beijing renovation in preparation for the Olympic, his beautiful traditional courtyard will turn into an artificial theatre, and so will the whole old Beijing city and its people: within one night, all the old courtyard in the district were painted by a gigantic hand with...

Spain, Ecuador: World Cup of Basketball

  4 September 2006

Juan Luis describes this year's World Cup of basketball, won by Spain, as the most exciting sporting event he had seen in quite a while (ES). Ecuadorean blogger Christian Espinosa would seem to agree (ES).

Turkmenistan: Desert League

  1 September 2006

Joanne Schirm reports on a historic moment in sports in Turkmenistan — the first baseball game played between teams from different provinces. The Dashoghuz Devils emerged victorious over the Mary Sharks.

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