· November, 2006

Stories about Sport from November, 2006

Caribbean: Blind Cricket

28 November 2006

As the West Indies prepares to participate for the very first time in the Blind Cricket World Cup, cricketwukup.com outlines the rules of blind cricket. Among them: ” Umpires give verbal commands and the bowler must shout ‘play’ as he releases the ball.”

China: story on resignation of a soccer commentator

  27 November 2006

ESWN puts togethers reports and translation on the media story about the resignation of a famous soccer commentator on CCTV, Huang Jianxiang. The case is significant as it touches upon the media system, a debate between two media workers.

Ethiopia: Great Ethiopia Run

  26 November 2006

Meskel Square writes about the Great Ethiopia Run organized by Haile Gebrselassie and British marathon star, Richard Nerurkar, “Best of all was the British BBC presenter who took part in the race, interviewing people as he went. He finished pretty quickly but looked absolutely exhausted, almost pained as he crossed...

Philippines: Boxing Champ Captivates a Nation

  25 November 2006

Boxing champion Manny Pacquiao is already one of the most popular icons in the Philippines today. His successive victories in the ring inspired a nation in need of a modern hero. The poor adores Manny, who is also called the ‘nation’s fist.’ Politicians take advantage of Manny’s popularity to win...

Iran:Fifa suspends Iran for ‘government meddling’

  24 November 2006

According to news, Fifa suspends Iranian Football (Soccer) team because of alleged government meddling. Kamangir says recently, in his efforts to change everything at his will, Ahmadinejad assigned one of his allies as the head of the sports’ organization. Consequently, to find someone else to blame for Iran’s loss in...

Trinidad & Tobago, India, Pakistan: In praise of cricketers

  23 November 2006

Mani sings the praises of West Indies cricket superstar Brian Lara, in the wake of the lightning-fast 216 runs he scored in the recently concluded 2nd Test against Pakistan. India's Sachin Tendulkar and Pakistani bowler Danish Kaneria — “only the second Hindu to ever represent Pakistan” — receive kudos as...

Guadeloupe: Pictures of Route du Rhum Transatlantic Race

  23 November 2006

Bienvenue en Guadeloupe posts (Fr) pictures of the Route du Rhum transatlantic sailing race and writes (Fr): “This race starts in Saint-Malo and ends in Pointe-a-Pitre [Gaudeloupean capital]. It was created by Michel Etevenon, in 1978 … This transatlantic race from continental France to overseas France happens every 4 years...

South Africa: design your own World Cup logo

  22 November 2006

A new website enables South Africans to design their own 2010 World Cup logo, “If you're bummed that you didn't crack the nod to assist with the design of our country's most important logo ever – then here's you opportunity to set that record straight.”

Pakistan: A Cricket Match in 1989

  22 November 2006

Light Within shares the memories of a cricket match played between two colleges in 1989. “While both colleges boast of great talent in academics and sports, DJ college gets the best of two in cricket. However, for at-least one year in 1989, Adamjee College was able to beat DJ College...

China: CCTV's political culture

  21 November 2006

China Media project reports that the resignation of popular sports commentator, Huang Jianxiang, has stirred up audiences’ frustration to CCTV's political culture.

Blogging About India, NRIs, Bollywood and Ice Cricket

  16 November 2006

New blog aggregator, what does it take to buy a home in Bangalore, NRIs, English  Bollywood , ice cricket are some of the things we look in this round-up. There is a new blog aggregator from India with a different voice.  Check it out, it is called Blog Bharti. The...

Argentina: Palermo Hipodromo

  15 November 2006

After a day at the races, Alan Patrick is inspired to relate the history of the Palermo Hipodromo: “This beautiful race track was inaugurated on 7th May 1876, when a horse called Resbaloso took the honors in the first race, watched by 10 thousand people. These days, in addition to...

Belize: La Ruta Maya River Challenge

  13 November 2006

The Belize Jungle Dome Adventure Travel and Vacations blog highlights the 10th annual La Ruta Maya River Challenge, “Belize's most competitive sporting event. . . also one of the country's largest collaborative conservation efforts.”

Voices from South Asia

  13 November 2006

Bangladesh: Asif of Unheard Voices: Drishtipat Group Blog analyzes the current political situation in Bangladesh and urges all the Bangladeshis to take a non-partisan moral stand to get out of the current crisis. Andrew Morris writes an essay in Desicritics about the historical faces of Dhaka city titled Bangladesh Diary:...

Trinidad & Tobago: Cricket, breathalysers and crime

  6 November 2006

The Manicou offers his two cents on the West Indies cricket team's defeat in the ICC Champions Trophy, Trinidad and Tobago's proposed breathalyser law and observes that “murder in Trinidad has no modus operandi.” And crime comes a bit too close to home for Karen Walrond as well.