Stories about Sport from September, 2007
Our Man in Gdansk writes about one Argentine football player's attempt to learn Polish.
Chak De India (Go For it India) is a Bollywood film that was released last month, and what an impact the film has on the pysche of Indians. In India Chak De India has become a magic mantra of sorts and Indian business schools are thinking of including the film...
Falstaff isn't amused with an article in the NY Times about cricket, Twenty20 and India.
A comment by a Pakistani Cricket player doesn't sit well with Indian Muslims.
Olawunmi on Africans and corruption: “how we can be so unintelligent about our corruption and expect the world not not to notice, and then we turn around and act indignant when the western press label us corrupt and dishonest.”
Petr Bokuvka of The Czech Daily Word writes about violent behavior of the Czech football fans.
Twenty20 couldn't have had a more spectacular final match. All Things Pakistan has an interesting comment thread on the India-Pakistan match.
The Twenty20 format of Cricket seems to be winning over new fans, as Chronicus Skepticus takes to the game.
A thrilling final match at the Twenty20 World Cup between India and Pakistan. Kaleidescope liveblogs the entire match in two parts – Part 1 and Part 2.
In the Bahraini blogosphere this week we hear from a blogger who wants a job, and a blogger who wishes he didn’t have a job. There's also a student entering her final year, unemployed teachers, and an MP who thinks Muslims shouldn't have to work during Ramadan. One blogger reveals that there are fifteen ways to spell his name. And a 'football widow' tells her story!
All About Latvia writes about an encounter between Northern Irish football fans and Russian nationalists in Riga.
An 11-year-old boy, Carlos Cedeño, died at a football match between Barcelona and Emelec was caused by a stray firework that may have been the result of feuding supporter sides. Ecuadoran bloggers Cronicacero [ES] and Un Guayaco En Nueva York [ES] both express outrage at this tragedy.
The best approach the government was able to come up with to address any issues anyone might want to talk about as the Seventeenth National Congress draws closer was to pull the plug on entire IDCs. Tens of thousands of blogs gone already and still a month to go.
Those who condescendingly refer to the Bangladesh Cricket team as ‘minnows’ may already be eating their hats. As Bangladesh storms into the second round of the ICC Twenty20 World Cup tournament with an impressive six-wicket win against the West Indies, the Bangla blogosphere is exhilarated and furiously blogging their jubilation....
The Soca Warriors Supporters Club acknowledges the passing of Ian Porterfield, former coach of the Trinidad and Tobago football team.
Craig Butler, blogging at Bahama Pundit, would like to think that the Bahamas is “the best little country in the world…but then the reality sets in and I have to check myself.”
IndieQuill on an athlete who failed a gender test, media covering sports and the lack of support for this woman.
Living Timorously invites the people in East Timor to take up rugby as a sport and feels it will help the nation to network with other countries in the Pacific Ocean.
Sean's Russia Blog posts an update on Anna Politkovskaya's murder investigation and writes about the nationalist politics behind Russia's football fandom.
Kenya Chess Blog on the amazing journey of the “Zambezi Shark”: “Amon simutowe has become the first man from sub-saharn Africa to achive GM status. The zambezi shark achived this noble feat at the Euwe Stimulans.:
South African Cricket Scene writes: “Jacques Kallis has refused to reconsider being the South African vice-captain, however he has committed himself to South African cricket in the future.”