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· October, 2007

Stories about Sport from October, 2007

Ukraine: “Strokes Against Hopelessness”

Scenes from the Sidewalk posts some pictures and writes about a charity tennis tournament that took place in Kyiv last weekend.

Japan: Kameda hits below the belt

(In)famous for their big mouths and bad behaviour, coupled with showy performances such as singing karaoke after their victories in the ring, the Kamedas have become the media's favourite boxing...

Japan: Chinese spectators boo Japanese team, arouse national debate

Ampontan discusses the booing of the Japanese national team by a crowd of Chinese spectators at the Women's World Cup. After losing the game, the Japanese team displayed a banner...

Kuwait: Fifa Suspends Kuwait

“The Kuwait Football Association has been suspended with immediate effect from all international football activities until further notice on account of government interference,” writes Kuwaiti blogger Forza.

Russia: Chessbase on Kasparov

Siberian Light notes the reaction of Chessbase to the angry readers protesting coverage of Garry Kasparov's political involvement.

Kazakhstan: Olympiad, Central Asian Style

Xxrock reports on the Kazakh government’s barely explainable step to modify the conditions of Asian Olympics-2011, which are to be held in Almaty. Now the officials want it to take...

China: Olympic Lie?

A video on the human rights condition in China with hot debate in the comment section.

China: Rules of Olympic engagement

Leading Hong Kong Democrat Martin Lee calls for increased dialogue on China's human rights record as the Olympics approach and gets labeled a traitor, quite possibly due mainly to a...

Lebanon: Politics and Soccer

“The Lebanese treat their politics like other countries treat soccer. ‘All the props are there. You have team flags with various colors, you have buses that shuttle the fans, you...

Trinidad & Tobago, Jamaica: Foreign Coach for Windies

Jamaican sports journalist Tony Becca thinks that the hiring of a foreign coach for the West Indies cricket team is “an insult”: West Indies Cricket Blog thinks “Becca has never...

Argentina: Maradonic News

GoodAirs writes two quick “pieces of Maradonic news” including a Mexican couple getting married in the Diego Maradona Church, a day before his birthday.

Russia: Lev Yashin

De Rebus Antiquis Et Novis marks Lev Yashin's birthday: “…Lev Ivanovich Yashin, goalkeeper of the Soviet football squad, the best football goalkeeper of the XX century, the only goalkeeper to...

South Africa: South African Becomes Rugby Player of the Year

Nich Harambous on Bryan Habana becoming Rugby Player of the Year: “The man is pure brilliance. He equalled Jona Lomu’s RWC record for tries scored (8) and definitely made his...

Brazil: Robinho's ‘you go that way, I’ll go this way’ dribble

Bruno Romani shares the video clip where Brazilian football player Robinho presents his new dribble “You go that way, I’ll go this way”, during the Brazil 5 x 0 Ecuador...

Russia, England: Football

Russia beats England, in football. More at Sean's Russia Blog and Siberian Light.

Trinidad & Tobago, Jamaica, Guyana: Cricket Highs and Lows

West Indies Cricket Blog marks a high and a low in the world of cricket: the bestowing of “the major honour of the Order of Jamaica” on international cricket umpire...

Americas: The Kick Off for World Cup Qualifiers

The road to the World Cup South Africa 2010 began this past weekend in South America. The Global Voices Latin American team joined forces to bring you reactions from across...

Ukraine: Charitable Tennis Tournament

Scenes From the Sidewalk posts info on how to register for the charitable tennis tournament to be held in Kyiv Oct. 27-28.

Russia: Racism

MoscowThroughBrownEyes writes about the`a “fear of a black Russia.”

India: Football Stories

Pickled Politics on football in India, traditional rivalries between clubs and the current state of the sport.

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