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· May, 2007

Stories about Sport from May, 2007

Bolivia: A Country Unites Behind FIFA Ban on Stadiums at High Altitudes

Stadiums located at 2500 m above sea level are no longer able to host international football matches according to a recent FIFA ban. This move sent the Bolivian government into...

Jamaica: Worst Test Cricket Loss in 50 Years

“Sometimes I wonder if we should just drop cricket like we're dropping the sugar industry. Both are vestiges of colonialism. But I dare not say this aloud…'cause, unlike the sugar...

Kenya: they came, they saw, they were conquared

Only in Kenya writes about Harambee Stars vs. the Green Eagles: “They came, they saw, they were conquered. That is the story of the Super Eagles after their encounter with...

Kazakhstan: Bikers & the World

neweurasia says that Kazakhstan's government can use the success of Kazakhstani bicyclists to further boost the country's image.

Slovenia: Vinko Bogataj

The Glory of Carniola writes about the Slovenian skier Vinko Bogataj (who happens to be much more than just his magnificent 1970 crash).

Burkina Faso: FA Cup Final in Ouagadougou

English football is big in Burkina Faso as Voice in the Desert reports:”African men care very deeply about their football teams, including the teams they ‘adopt’ from abroad. In Ouagadougou...

The best strategy to lose weight.

The best strategy to lose weight. A year ago, a blogger bought a bicycle and commuted to work on it. He shows a graph of his weight for a year,...

Nepal: The Mount Everest Buzz

Every mountaineering season, Mount Everest attracts hundreds of climbers from all over the world. Sherpas are key to successful ascent, but they do not get due credit.

Lotto Fever strikes BIG in Japan

People across Japan turned out in large numbers last week to line up and get their hands on tickets for “BIG”, a variation on the soccer lottery “toto” operated by...

Trinidad & Tobago, Barbados: Cozier on West Indies’ Performance

“At Lord’s, there was an unmistakable hint that old uncertainty had been replaced by new resolve.” West Indies Cricket Blog quotes cricket commentator Tony Cozier on the West Indies team's...

Mexico: Encouraging Physical Education

Lilu Guzmán of Vivir Mexico [ES] writes about the

Americas: Copa America Blog

For fans of the “beautiful game”, a new blog site dedicated to the biennual football tournament, the Copa America, will come as a welcome surprise. The Copa America 07 Blog...

Brunei: AIDS Awareness Walk

EmmaGoodEgg in Brunei informs readers of an AIDS Awareness walk on Sunday. Emma says “Wake up bright and early on Sunday morning to be at the starting point by 6.30...

Ukraine: Football

Olechko attends a football game in Kyiv and takes pictures of the stadium.

Zimbabwe: the game the police play

Kubatana blog on Zimbabwean police: “How’s that! All SADC citizens. Presumably this includes Zimbabwe where the police recently beat up a group of lawyers in downtown Harare. One of them...

Jamaica: Cricket at Lord's

“If ever there was a stodgy cricket ground with a staid atmoshpere, this is it. Lord's in St. John's Wood is a most boring place to watch cricket.”: The Life...

Jordan: Die-hard Al Faisali Fan

Jordanian blogger Hareega is a die-hard Al Faisali fan. “I will not regret cancelling my clinic this morning and packing up my schedule and working 15 days nonstop in a...

China: Genocide Olympics

Imagethief analyses whether the “genocide Olympics” campaign against China's stance in Darfur would be working or not.

Dubai: Tradional Dhow Sailing Contest

Dubai-based blogger Seabee brings us the latest in text and photographs about the traditional dhow (boat) sailing race later this month. “AED6 million (US$1.63 million) is the prize money for...

Trinidad & Tobago: Cricket Curfew

“If it was in my hands I’d have had guys more free to do what they want to do in the lead-up to the first Test match.” West Indies Cricket...

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