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· February, 2007

Stories about Sport from February, 2007

Barbados: Tony Cozier interviewed

Robert Frische of interviews Barbadian Tony Cozier, the dean of West Indian cricket commentators, who talks about the West Indies’ chances in the upcoming Cricket World Cup, Barbados's refurbished...

Russia: One Blogger's Dream Come True

LJ user bogomolov (Aleksandr Bogomolov, a Russian journalist) shares this story about a dream come true (RUS): An old joke, very good, very clever: Two Soviet violinists are in the...

Barbados: Kensington re-opens

Robert Frische at reports on the opening of the newly refurbished Kensington Oval cricket ground in Barbados. Kensington was one of several Caribbean cricket grounds to undergo dramatic renovation...

Kyrgyzstan: Kokboru

Nikki of the other side of the world posts photos from a game of kokboru in Kyrgyzstan. The game, which is also known as buzkashi or ulak, pits two teams...

A Week in the Saudi Blogosphere

False assumptions of a Saudi threat to US campuses, a bald Britney Spears, two new Saudi air carriers, Valentine's day, and the infamous “burqini;” all that and much more is...

Poland: Football Crisis

The beatroot writes about corruption and hooliganism in Polish football.

Vietnam: Golf Magazines

Khong Co Ai posts images of new golf magazines being published in Vietnam. Japanese and South East Asian usually do golf packages in Vietnam but now it seems local are...

Local government supports anti-bullfighting movement in Medellín, Colombia

This year has marked a sea change in the city of Medellín, Colombia regarding animal rights. The local government has been supporting the annual bullfighting festivities for years, but this...

Kyrgyzstan: Jibbing

Elena Skochilo has photos of skiers and snowboarders who took part in a recent “jibfest” in Kyrgyzstan (RUS). Don't know what jibbing is? Azamat explains.

Trinidad & Tobago: Goat Racing

“Goats are traditionally kept for their milk and meat and renowned for their cussedness and indiscriminate palate, but not in the tiny Tobago village of Buccoo,” writes Robert Frische, in...

Russia: Luzhkov's Skiing Accident

Snowsquare reports on Moscow's mayor's “annual head injury.”

Caribbean: Marlon Samuels and the bookie and life, Barbados Free Press and the West Indies Cricket blog weigh in on West Indies all-rounder Marlon Samuels’ conversation with an Indian bookie.

Hungary: Euro 2012 Bid

Pestcentric discovers that, due to the recent football scandals in Italy, Hungary (together with Croatia) may have a chance to win the bid to host Euro 2012: “Sure, Hungary has...

Egypt: Super Bowl Superheros?

Freedom for Egyptians is not at all enchanted with the Super Bowl. “Anyway, the game was over and the trophy was about to be awarded to the winning team. The...

South Africa: safety in darkest Africa

The world’s officially appointed jester writes about the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, “Will you be safe in the darkest Africa?”

South Asia: unemployment, congregation, cricket, richest beggar and extra bed for bloggers

South Asia is one of the poorest regions in the world. Unemployment is one of the major problems for all the countries in this region. South Asia Biz writes a...

Jamaica: Paris-Brest-Paris qualifier

Francis Wade completes an 125-mile bike ride in Jamaica as part of the qualification process of the Paris-Brest-Paris race.

Cuba: No visas for American cyclists

Charly Morales Valido reports (ES) on the US government's refusal to grant US cyclists travel permits so they could contest the XXXII Vuelta a Cuba race, which takes place later...

Afghanistan: Dog Fighting

Kabul Diary reports from the scene of an extremely popular sport in Afghanistan, dog fighting.

Moldova: Junior Judo Stars

Adventures in Moldova writes about “two village kids from the poorest country in Europe” who did extremely well at the judo “Olympic Hopes” tournament in Kyiv, Ukraine: “In Eugen and...

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