· August, 2007

Stories about Sport from August, 2007

Jamaica: Gold Medal

  28 August 2007

“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.

Cape Verde: Cape Verde beats Egypt

  26 August 2007

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...

Japan: Yokozuna gets the boot

  25 August 2007

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.

Tajikistan: Beating the US

  23 August 2007

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.

Russia: Baseball

  23 August 2007

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.”

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 water-parachuting in Latakia's Cote d'Azure. He writes about his time here.

Korea and China: Olympic and Human Right

  22 August 2007

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.

China: Anyone Actually Going to Beijing Olympic ?

  22 August 2007

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?

Armenia: Sport fights

  21 August 2007

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...

China: Olympic Stadium Designer Boycotts Opening

  20 August 2007

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.

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 is his favorite site.You can watch photos here.

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