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· December, 2006

Stories about Sport from December, 2006

The Balkans: Main 2006 Stories

Ed of Balkan Baby lists the most important regional stories of 2006: “Slovenia moves towards Eurozone,” “Croatia and Serbia Disappoint at World Cup,” “Croatia Stop-Start its way towards EU,” etc.

Africa: James Brown and Africa

Blake Lambert, blogging at Sub-Saharan Africa Roundtable, writes about James Brown's connection to Africa, “Yet JB’s best-known visit to the continent was in 1974 when he performed at a concert...

Cuba: The newest threat …

Greg of Two Weeks Notice links to an article on “the newest threat to Cuba” … rock climbing.

Azerbaijan: Olympics

Carpetblogger throws in a voice of support for Azerbaijan's 2016 Olympics bid, noting all the exciting new events that they could contribute.

Bangladesh: Cricket in the country

the 3rd world view reviews cricket in Bangladesh over the last year. “Year 2006 was a very successful year for Bangladesh Cricket as they won 18 one-day internationals, eight in...

Haiti: Saving Local Soccer

Collectif Haiti de Provence laments (Fr) that local soccer team The Racing Club d'Haiti is on its way to extinction for lack of sponsorship by both government and alums in...

Trinidad & Tobago: World Cup Cricket Visa Requirements

“Aussie cricket fans are furious about new visa entry requirements to go to World Cup matches in Antigua, Jamaica and Barbados. It's the first time they have ever needed such...

Brunei Marathon 2006

Brunei Marathon 2006: A Wet Affair From SoulJah's Flickr Photos under CC attribution license On Sunday, the 10th of December, 2006, some very excited Bruneians and non-Bruneians gathered in Bandar...

Bermuda: Premier's Dudley Eve Cup

The Bermuda Football Association's decision to have the Government sponsor a well-loved annual tournament, has apparently gone hand in hand with renaming it in honour of the island's Premier –...

The World Championship of Brazilian 2.0 Football

Brazilians still have fresh memories of the defeat of the national team in the last World Cup in Germany, when the group of international shining stars was unable to show...

Algeria, France: Zidane's Visit to Algeria

Cyberkabyle (Fr) deplores the official overtones of French soccer star Zinedine Zidane's visit to Algeria and looks with suspicion at the fact that the visit may have been initiated by...

Barbados, Guyana: Stadia Behind Schedule?

Despite Guyana Providence Stadium‘s Christmas Wish, it seems like Guyana is not the only Caribbean territory behind schedule for the ICC Cricket World Cup: Barbados Free Press quotes their Local...

Serbia: Belgrade Blog Roundup

From portraits of the city soul that abound in details of daily life to corruption allegations and the latest riots that occurred at a basketball game, find out more about...

Trinidad & Tobago: Manicou's Shorts

Manicou weighs in on Trinidad and Tobago's justice system and the rumoured return of Basdeo Panday as political leader of the opposition UNC party, among other things.

The Week that Was – Bolivian Blogs

Dailymotion blogged video In spite of the worsening political crisis plaguing the country, life often rumbles along as usual in Bolivia. For many, Sunday afternoons are spent in stadiums, where...

Caribbean: Cricket World Cup

Ninad Gujar is looking forward to the “47 days of World Class Cricket” that the 2007 Cricket World Cup (being held in the Caribbean) will provide. He outlines the format...

Guyana: Will the Stadium be ready for Cricket World Cup?

“The Guyana Providence Stadium outfield is dead as a door nail,” reports Robin Banks, as preparations for the ICC 2007 Cricket World Cup “are coming down to the wire”. Posted...

India: Cricket for all seasons in Mumbai

Metroblogging Mumbai on cricket in the city. “Cricketers from Bombay, bring the die hard, play in all conditions, no nonsense spirit that is the embodiment of Bombay. An example of...

India: Marathon in Pune

Some wonderful photographs by the shad king of a marathon in Pune. “There were an estimated 35,000 participants in this year’s marathon. Of course, the term “marathon” is used very...

Trinidad & Tobago: Jack Warner cleared

Manicou is incredulous over FIFA Vice-President Jack Warner's slap on the wrist regarding the alleged resale of 5,400 World Cup 2006 tickets, saying it “not only highlights FIFA‘s condemnations as...

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