Stories about Sport from March, 2007
Mauritius: players don't use intelligence
Ishtiba on Mauritian soccer following their recent loss agains Sudan, “So much frustration among Mauritian supporters today …but 1 thing that many persons dont understand is that : how can we get good /quality football, how can “we deliver the goods” when there is no effective structure put in place...
Grenada: Price of the Cricket World Cup
Six & Out refers to the comments of cricket fans who were actually there in order to dissect what many see as the failings of the 2007 Cricket World Cup.
Morocco: Death of a Frenchman
Writing in a View From Fez, Moroccan blogger Samir reports that a “Frenchman participating in the 22nd edition of the Sand Marathon died of heart attack in his tent Thursday at a campsite west of Jebl Kfiroune, about 40 kilometres from Rissani, in south-eastern Morocco.” “This is the second death...
Twits and wits: Malawian bloggers on new technologies, nature, myths, Zimbabwe, and a hard work ethic
Since the last Malawi roundup, the Malawian blogosphere has continued to be abuzz with posts announcing new technologies, news on Internet-based radios, existing radio stations going online, stories about farming initiatives, as well as reflections on nature and Malawian places of mythical, if not mysterious, interest. There have also been...
Hindi Blogosphere: Hi-tech Blogger Meet and Match Making over Blogs!
Its no use telling that I've been quite busy off late with some unexpected emergency at office & the usual banter!! ;) So without much ado, lets have a peek into the world of Hindi blogging & know whats going on there!! Shrish asked some frequently questions from the Inscript...
Venezuela: Renovating Soccer Stadiums
Oil Wars wonders if the Venezuelan government could be spending their money more wisely than on the renovation of soccer stadiums throughout the country.
Bangladesh: Development Against All Odds
Bangladesh is one of the most densely populated countries in the world. Bideshi Blond provides the relevant statistics proving the claim. Being a developing country with limited resources it is really tough to take the country forward. No wonder many development activities are being carried out by the government and...
Barbados: Low Cricket Turnout
Barbados Free Press marvels at the low crowd turnout for the West Indies vs. Australia Cricket World Cup match yesterday and wonders “How many hundreds of millions of dollars spent to get to this point?” And they're even less impressed about the ICC's move to charge bar owners for showing...
China: 500 days
In less than 500 days, Beijing Olympic will begin. Wang Xiaofeng has some wild thoughts (zh) about the Beijing city: 1. half of the population will leave the city to give space to foreigners; 2. the city will become very clean with a mixture of real and plastic flowers; 3....
Kazakhstan: Serbia Defeated
At neweurasia, Leila reports on Kazakhstan's upset win over Serbia in Group A of the Euro 2008 qualifiers. This is Kazakhstan's first victory in a competitive match and second victory overall since joining the Union of European Football Associations in 2002.
Peru: Football Frenzy
“Since last Sunday, when Peru’s U-17 youngsters (barely) qualified for the 2007 World Cup hosted by South Korea in August and September, Peruvian football pride has been restored.” Wolfy Becker has more on the football frenzy welcoming back Peru's national youth team. You can see a video of highlights of...
Guyana: Cricket Venues Ready?
With the South Africa vs. Sri Lanka World Cup Cricket match due to take place in Guyana tomorrow, Living Guyana refers to “a strongly worded e-mail” by the World Cup's senior legal counsel about Guyana's “failure to proceed satisfactorily or effectively” in relation to the Host Venue Agreement.
Bangladesh: The BBC and Cricket
a bengali in TO doesn't take kindly to the BBC's patronizing view of Ireland and Bangladesh's entry into the World Cup Super 8 round. “The BBC has always been a patronizing old white men's club. Yes, they do deliver (mostly) fair and balanced coverage of the Middle East, but when...
Kenya: Kenya's cricket team needs some madness
Losing to New Zealand was not hard to take, it was the manner in which Kenya's cricket team lost, writes Mental Acrobatics: “I still think we can beat England with or without their redemption song flowing in their ears. If they bat first and post a huge total, I hope...
Kenya: a disappoiting performance
Kenya Cricket reviews Kenya's performance at the Cricket World Cup, “all in all, it was a disappointing performance, but as Steve Tikolo himself acknowledges, the team know they can do better. Do they have a chance of an upset against England? It depends which Kenya turn up on the day....
Sri Lanka: Playing with India
janantha's home asks rather hopefully if Sri Lanka would beat India in the cricket match. “After loosing to Bangladesh, the angry fans caused chaos in India! Destroying cricketers houses and stuff. Will it happen again?”
Guyana: Match Fixing & Woolmer's Death?
On the heels of the Jamaican police confirming that Pakistan's cricket coach, Bob Woolmer, was strangled to death, Guyana Providence Stadium refers to a report by Paul Newman and Mike Dickson speculating that the murder had to do with match-fixing.
Cayman Islands: Bob Woolmer
Mad Bull refers to a story in the Jamaica Gleaner citing new evidence that Pakistan's cricket coach, Bob Woolmer, may not have died of natural causes.
China: nationalism and Olympic
David Bandurski from China Media Project post a translation of a recent editorial in Southern Metropolis Daily, which argues that China's well-publicized appetite for Olympic gold has become a kind of Midas touch, spoiling the spirit of friendship and harmony that the Games have come to symbolize.
Estonia, Russia: Football and (Lots of) Politics
An upcoming football game between Estonia and Russia inspires Giustino of Itching for Eestimaa to write a lengthy post on all the complex political matters that stand between the two rival teams and their fans.
Trinidad & Tobago: Lara on his Team Mates
Ever wondered who's the biggest moaner on the West Indies cricket team? Who has the best dress sense? Or who takes longest in the shower? Captain Brian Lara spills the beans – and the West Indies Cricket Blog has the video clip to prove it.