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· June, 2007

Stories about Sport from June, 2007

Russia: Sochi-2014?

Inside Krasnodar is “waiting with baited breath” for the July 4 announcement of the winner of the 2014 Winter Olympics bid: “Apparently the city of Sochi is also gearing-up for...

Japanese Enlist for Billy's Boot Camp

Billy's Boot Camp has hit Japan, and Japanese bloggers are talking all about the show's star, Billy Blanks. Athlete of the year in the USA Karete Hall of Fame and...

Tanzanian bloggers virtual election, Taifa Stars African Cup of Nations victory and a backflip in the parliament

Tanzanian bloggers virtual election, VIP treatment in the House of Parliament for Tanzania's National Team, Taifa Stars, after African Cup of Nations victory, alleged Bank of Tanzania embezzlement and a...

Kuwait: Old Sports Pictures

Kuwait-based blogger Mark posts these old pictures from Kuwait.

Uruguay: Three Goals Against – Just a Memory

¡Montevideo me mata! [ES] hears the word of Uruguayan coach after the 0-3 defeat at the hands of Peru in the opening match of the Copa America tournament.

Peru: Sporting Cristal Coach Blogs on Copa America

Letra Suelta [ES] links to the new blog of Juan Carlos Oblitas [ES], the coach of the Lima football club Sporting Cristal, who comments on the ongoing Copa America tournament.

Trinidad & Tobago: Poem for the West Indies

West Indies Cricket Blog posts a poem submitted by a West Indies Cricket fan.

China: Boycotting Beijing Olympics? They have ill intentions.

From Mia Farrow to François Bayrou to US Congressmen, every news or report about boycotting Beijing Olympics has provoked rounds of anger from China's netizens.  In a widely cross-posted blog...

Taiwan: Fifth Day Festival

(photo courtesy of judie) Fifth Day Festival is another name for the Dragon Boat Festival or Duanwu Festival because it is May fifth in the lunar calendar (June 19th this...

Jamaica: Hurting for WI Cricket

The West Indies Cricket Blog links to Jamaican sports journalist Tony Becca's piece on why it hurts so much to talk about West Indies Cricket.

Trinidad & Tobago: What Makes Great Art?

According to Thebookmann, the canvas doesn't always matter when it comes to the spirit of great art: “…What really matters is the passion and respect of a good deed from...

South Africa: South African rugby problems are systemic

The state of South African rugby: “We currently have the best depth of talent of any rugby nation. Sadly, off the field and possibly at Bok level, things fall apart.”

Trinidad & Tobago: WICB Administrative Bungle

West Indies Cricket Blog links to cricket commentator Tony Cozier's report on “yet another appalling lack of administrative planning” by the West Indies Cricket Board.

Benin's fans get rowdy at the Togo-Benin match

Togo played Benin in Cotonu this Sunday, the fifth day of qualifying matches for the 2008 Africa cup. Benin won (4-1), but not before their supporters engaged in what Togo-iTunes...

Guyana, Barbados: Living Legends

Living Guyana laments the fact that the majority of Guyanese cricketing heroes choose to live elsewhere.

Argentina: Manu Ginobili Action Figure

Agua Fuertes 2004 [ES] walks into a shopping center in Flores and is pleased to find an action figure of Manu Ginobili, a member of the current NBA champions, on...

Iran:Rugby Sevens Competition and Photos

Thanks to Kosoof,a leading photoblogger, we can see several photos of first Rugby Sevens competition in Iran.

Mexico: Ultimatum for Hugo Sanchez [ES] thinks that Mexican National Team coach Hugo Sanchez should be removed if the team loses to Panama.

Honduras: Celebrating a Mighty Win

Boby's Blog [ES] is riding sky high after his country's national team defeating regional power, Mexico, in the Copa Oro football tournament. However, he knows that this tournament does not...

Barbados, Jamaica: Police Dropped the Ball

In response to the news that the former Pakistan cricket coach died of natural causes, Barbados Underground “has found the handling of the Woolmer case to be highly incompetent given...

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