· February, 2007

Stories about Sport from February, 2007

Barbados: Tony Cozier interviewed

  28 February 2007

Robert Frische of cricketwukup.com 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 cricket ground, the life of a cricket correspondent and more.

Russia: One Blogger's Dream Come True

  25 February 2007

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 same train compartment, on the way back home from abroad, from an international music competition. The first one, a “plainclothes”...

Barbados: Kensington re-opens

  20 February 2007

Robert Frische at Cricketwukup.com 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 in preparation for the 2007 Cricket World Cup, which takes place in the Caribbean starting March 11.

Kyrgyzstan: Kokboru

  19 February 2007

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 on horseback against each other trying to get a goat or sheep carcass into a goal.

A Week in the Saudi Blogosphere

  18 February 2007

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 in this week's roundup. I noticed many Saudi bloggers referring to the recent happenings in Jerusalem. As it turns out,...

Vietnam: Golf Magazines

  14 February 2007

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 taking interest in the sport too.

Kyrgyzstan: Jibbing

  13 February 2007

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

  12 February 2007

“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 his report on goat racing in Tobago.

Caribbean: Marlon Samuels and the bookie

  8 February 2007

B.art 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

  7 February 2007

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 seasonal rioting, but it should be brought to the attention of those voting that there are no public holidays tied...

Egypt: Super Bowl Superheros?

  6 February 2007

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 presenter said now the trophy goes to the “world’s champion Indianapolis Colts”. I looked at my friends and said did...

Cuba: No visas for American cyclists

  5 February 2007

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 this month. The 2003 edition of the race was won by American Todd Herriot.

Moldova: Junior Judo Stars

  5 February 2007

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 Mihail's under-46 kg weight class, there were 34 boys. Our boys not only made our village proud, but they should...

A Week Goes by in Kuwait

  4 February 2007

Do you doodle ? Well Nibaq over at Savior Machine not only doodles, but he leaves his doodle machine in the bathroom and everyone in household doodles on it. This is the end result of the community doodling. Intlxpatr one of the many expat bloggers in Kuwait shares with us...