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· January, 2007

Stories about Sport from January, 2007

Caribbean: Dramatic cricketing names

31 January 2007

Ryan Patrick at the West Indies Cricket Blog offers up a list of his favourite “dramatic cricketing names” and invites you to submit yours.

Botswana: Zebras4Life–Test4Life

  31 January 2007

Bots Blog.com writes about anti-Aids campaign in Botswana using soccer to attract men, Zebras4Life–Test4Life, “The Zebras4Life–Test4Life project was offically launched at a press conference at the national stadium on Monday, 22 January. The U.S. Ambassador, several footballers, the Minister of Labor and Home Affairs, Peace Corps Volunteers and other partners...

Oman: Celebrating Football Victory!

  29 January 2007

Omani blogger Lym celebrated Oman's victory in this year's Khaleeji (Gulf) Football Championship in style. She joined street celebrations and had “so much fun watching happy people celebrate, dancing on the streets, and waving the Omani flag.” “The only thing I don't condone is when I see guys sitting on...

Brazil Again: Blogs Banished from 2007 PanAm Games in Rio

  26 January 2007

The Brazilian blogosphere is becoming one of the main fronts in the battle against Internet censorship. The reason for that can be the growing audience created by the amount of time local internauts devote to web surfing, which was once again rated as the highest in the world. But it...

Barbados: Calypso for Desmond Haynes

  25 January 2007

Robert Frische at Cricketwukup.com remembers a calypso written by a Barbadian singer in honour of great West Indies cricketer Desmond Haynes, who, near the end of his career, was both passed up for the captaincy and dropped from the team. You can hear the song as well — an MP3...

India: Cricket Advert Gone Bad

  25 January 2007

The advertisements for the India-West Indies cricket series don't quite do the trick. Almost As Good As Chocolate on all that is wrong with the advert. “At worst, these ads are racist. At best, they shout out a message that Indians are not hospitable and treat our guests terribly.”

Haiti: Caribbean Soccer Cup Champion

  24 January 2007

Says Collectif Haiti de Provence (Fr): “The national soccer team won the Caribbean Cup by defeating Trinidad in the final 2-1. A deserved victory for the Haitians… In Port-au-Prince the victory was celebrated in the streets. Thousands of fans assembled on the Champ de Mars exploded with joy when the...

Caribbean: Astrology and cricket

  24 January 2007

James Caldwell at Cricketwukup.com enlists the help of astrology in assesing the fortunes of the West Indies in the upcoming Cricket World Cup.

Croatia: Handball Scandal

  23 January 2007

Illyrian Gazette writes about a scandal brewing in Zagreb: “…the metropolis might soon share a less welcome characteristic with the Gazette's home town of London: losing out on hosting a world sporting championship because the venues weren't ready in time.”

Haiti: Reflecting on National Soccer

  18 January 2007

Reflecting on Haiti's recent defeat at the hands of the Trinidad & Tobago soccer/football team, Collectif Haiti de Provence writes (Fr): “Yes, formerly our regional rivals had names like Mexico. Today we align with difficulty with nations where soccer/football has no popularity and hence no budget: Cuba, Martinique, Dominican Republic....

Caribbean: Cricket World Cup

9 January 2007

It's Only Cricket posts the schedule for the upcoming Cricket World Cup, which takes place in the Caribbean this year, along with some notes.

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