Stories about Sport from August, 2007
Bahraini Ammaro takes his camera along for a jog and this is the result.
Tunisiendoctor has a slideshow of Iranian female athletes (Fr).
“What a difference a day makes!” remarks CityGirl : Her disappointment in Jamaican Asafa Powell's performance as he lost the World Championships Men's 100m Final yesterday has been redeemed by Veronica Campbell's 100m gold medal – the first ever for the island in these games.
Dan Klotz clebrates Cape Verde success in the African Basketball Championship: “As many of you know, most of these larger teams have better funding and support, so it really is a cinderella story when a team from a small country can beat all but the very best of an entire...
Never far from controversy, Mongolian Yokozuna (sumo champion) Asashoryu is again in hot water. He left Japan having submitted a doctor's note claiming he was injured, after which a video image showing the yokozuna playing soccer in Mongolia made it onto some of the major Japanese TV networks, sparking a controversy.
According to Jentilisa, the closing ceremony of the Indian Ocean Island Games went on without any troubles because the organizers learned from their previous mistakes during the opening ceremony (Mg).
One of the most discussed topics on Tajik blogs recently was the loss of the US U-17s to the Tajik team in the Under–17 Football World Cup. This and much more in this week's blogosphere roundup.
The Accidental Russophile writes about baseball in Russia: “Let's not pretend that baseball (or even it's ancient cousin, lapta) is very popular in Russia. It isn't.”
Onnik Krikorian notes that the recent fist fights between Armenian basketball teams from around the world show that divisions and animosity exists between different Armenian groups.
Nareg on Life in Armenia is unhappy with the way a football game played during 4th Pan-Armenian Games was being organised.
Syria's Ambassador to the USA Mr. Imad Mustapha, takes some time off from Washington DC, hops on a plane back to Syria and spends his summer holiday with his family water-parachuting in Latakia's Cote d'Azure. He writes about his time here.
Colin Moore from Ohmynews! reported on a 444 days protest at the Seoul city center organized by Justice for North Korea (JFNK) with the aim of protesting the repatriation of North Korean refugees by Chinese authorities.
Jeremy Goldkorn from DANWEI blogs an email newsletter by Access Asia, an independent research firm based in Shanghai, which posted a substantial question about 2008 Beijing Olympic: Given the prices and conditions, anyone actually going to Beijing Olympic?
Both Zarchka and Onnik Krikorian originally expected to see exciting basketball games when they went to see the matches Glendale-Istanbul and Yerevan-Cairo respectively: But unfortunately, both games, which are part of the 4th Pan-Armenian Games, were the scene of fist fights between the opposing teams, casting a negative shadow on...
Anegdote writes about a football game that the team of Serbian parliament members lost to the team of Russian Duma deputies.
The Designer of Olympic Stadium (so called Bird nest), Ai Wei Wei, announced that he won't attend the Beijing Olympic Opening because the Olympic has turned into a political propaganda (zh). – more from Chen Lei gang.
Onnik Krikorian visited the opening ceremony of the 4th Pan-Armenian Games, in which 2,500 competitors from communities in Armenia and the Diaspora compete (more photos here).
Kamangir says that Fars News site removed a set of pictures taken at a women’s sports event. Apparently, they were too sexy for them.Recently Mahmoud Ahmadinejad,Iranian president, said Fars News is his favorite site.You can watch photos here.
Highlander from Libya writes about the first Libyan female rally driver here.
Vaneisa Baksh thinks that the West Indies Cricket Board would do well to listen to Captain Ramnaresh Sarwan's take on what ails West Indies cricket.
West Indies Cricket Blog reports that Jamaican captain Wavell Hinds is appealing his one-year ban from the sport.