Stories about Sport from June, 2007
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 the announcement by declaring the 4th and 5th of July as holidays and preparing to have a free concert with...
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 actor in a number of American action-adventure feature films, Blanks has now brought his show to Japan, where it is making the rounds of local TV stations, drawing reactions from bloggers.
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 backflip in the parliament by a vocal member of Parliament. These are some of the issues dominating Swahili blogosphere.
Kuwait-based blogger Mark posts these old pictures from Kuwait.
¡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.
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.
West Indies Cricket Blog posts a poem submitted by a West Indies Cricket fan.
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 post Boycotting Olympic: A farce doomed to failure, Wang Chong, a political commentor, grouped the boycotting Beijing Olympics advocators into...
(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 year). There are different ways to interpret the festival's cultural events we hold. The ‘traditional’ interpretation is to commemorate a...
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.
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 an individual from this small nation, Trinidad and Tobago.”
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.”
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.
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 calls “gratuitous violence” (Fr). Togo-iTunes has photographs of the match and the rowdy fans, taken by a Togolese journalist posing...
Living Guyana laments the fact that the majority of Guyanese cricketing heroes choose to live elsewhere.
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 the shelves.
Thanks to Kosoof,a leading photoblogger, we can see several photos of first Rugby Sevens competition in Iran.
Blog.com.mx [ES] thinks that Mexican National Team coach Hugo Sanchez should be removed if the team loses to Panama.
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 mean much in the long run, but “hopefully we play against them like that during the (World Cup) qualifiers.”
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 the information which has been made public so far. The international event CWC 2007 did not deserve to be tainted...
West Indies Cricket Blog quotes Sir Gary Sobers and former England captain Mike Arthurton on the decline of West Indies cricket.