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· October, 2006

Stories about Sport from October, 2006

Kenya: a photo with Michael Johnson

“A random guy walks over, sits next to me, insists that I’m a hero and asks if I would honour him by taking a photo with him. Despite my tiredness...

Pakistan: Beards, Islam and Cricket

A very interesting post and discussion at Pakistaniat discussing facial hair and cricket. “Given all the discussion about cricket and Islam (here), sooner or later we will come to beards...

Chilean Cycling Bloggers

Santiago, the capital of Chile, is one of the most polluted cities in the World (of which we are not proud). In this scenario a group of bike lovers, have developed...

Honduras: Maradona's Visit

Boby's Blog is excited by the fact that football star Diego Maradona is visiting Honduras [ES], but embarrassed by the behavior of the press: “Does anyone here in Honduras know...

Africa: using soccer to fight AIDS

All African Bazaar writes about a non-profit organization, which uses soccer to fight AIDS in Africa, “Founded by Tommy Clark,MD, Grassroot Soccer became a registered 501(c)3 charitable organization in 2002....

China: city without dogs

In preparation for the Olympics, Beijing city government is now catching street dogs without proper license. Han song wrote a short piece fiction on “city without dogs” (zh).

Dominica: The dubious benefits of CWC 2007

Kenny Green of Dominica isn't put off by reports that the Cricket World Cup, which is set to take place next year in the Caribbean, may be moved instead to...

Argentina: History of Opera and Football

Some history today from Buenos Aires. The upcoming renovation of the downtown opera house, Teatro Colón has inspired Jeff Barry to to begin a series on the history of opera...

Slovenia: Mistaken for Sweden

NHL player Anze Kopitar is Slovenian, not Swedish, writes The Glory of Carniola, correcting the media's unfortunate mistake: “Another opportunity for Slovenia to get some press, down the drain.”

China: translation for Olympic

In order to prepare for the Olympic, the Beijing city has to double check its English signposts and other instructions. Sohoxiaobao has posted some translation jokes(zh): “folk culture village” is...

Pakistan: Cricket and the Dope Test

The Teeth Maestro on some players of Pakistan's Cricket team failing the dope test. “n an embarrassing development of events in the ICC Champions Trophy in India, it has just...

Reunion: Diagonale des Fous

LSZ Blog describes (Fr) La Diagonale des Fous, [Diagonal of the Crazies] an annual hike across the local volcano. He explains that every year “they assemble in a small town...

Serbia: Peaceful Reasons for National Pride

Belgrade Blog is looking for peaceful things that would inspire Serbs to feel proud for their country.

China: expelling the mentally ill for Olympic

After the plan of expelling rural migrant workers, Beijing government is preparing to expel “mentally ill” people out of the city before the Olympic. The angry Chinese blogger reminds us...

Surf in Chile

In Chile summer is coming and the surfers don’t mind. They just surf all year long up and down Chile's 2,880 miles of coastline. A community of passionate surfers share...

St. Vincent & the Grenadines: Marathon walkers

Abeni reports that the “marathon walkers” from St. Vincent who were rejected by the Guiness Book of Records after walking for six days without sleep, have succeeded in topping their...

D.R. of Congo: run for Congolese women

Run for Congolese women, via Congo Voices.

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