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· August, 2007

Stories about Sport from August, 2007

Bahrain: Camera Jogging

Bahraini Ammaro takes his camera along for a jog and this is the result.

Slideshow of Iran's female athletes

Tunisiendoctor has a slideshow of Iranian female athletes (Fr).

Jamaica: Gold Medal

“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...

Cape Verde: Cape Verde beats Egypt

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...

Japan: Yokozuna gets the boot

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...

Madagascar: Closing ceremony of the Indian Ocean Island games

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).

Tajikistan: Beating the US

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...

Russia: Baseball

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.”

Armenia: Intra-ethnic relations

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.

Armenia: Bad sports organisation

Nareg on Life in Armenia is unhappy with the way a football game played during 4th Pan-Armenian Games was being organised.

Syria: Ambassador's Summer Holiday

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...

Korea and China: Olympic and Human Right

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...

China: Anyone Actually Going to Beijing Olympic ?

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...

Armenia: Sport fights

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...

Serbia, Russia: Parliamentary Football

Anegdote writes about a football game that the team of Serbian parliament members lost to the team of Russian Duma deputies.

China: Olympic Stadium Designer Boycotts Opening

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...

Armenia: Pan-Armenian Games

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).

Iran:Too Sexy Photos?

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...

Libya: First Woman Rally Driver

Highlander from Libya writes about the first Libyan female rally driver here.

Trinidad & Tobago: What Ails the Windies…

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.

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