· January, 2008

Stories about Sport from January, 2008

Angola: We CAN do it

  31 January 2008

“For the first time ever the Angolan national team made it to the quarters-finals of the African Cup of Nations (CAN)”. Jotacê Carranca [pt] is akready celebrating a possible victory.

The difference between Senegal and China

  31 January 2008

Blog politique au Senegal explains the difference between Senegal and China [Fr]: “Aside from the obvious differences like the color of their skin, the enormous disparity in the size of their populations, their respective demographic differences, I also know that there exists another fundamental difference…Us, we play football, we dream...

Serbia: Novak Djokovic Wins Australian Open

  29 January 2008

Novak Djokovic became Serbia's first Grand Slam singles champion, winning the Australian Open on Sunday. According to many people in Serbia, this year's tournament should have been renamed into Serbian Open - because three Serbian players made it into the finals. Sinisa Boljanovic translates a blog post by one happy Serbian fan.

Nigeria: The Super Eagles may not qualify

  27 January 2008

Emmanuel discusses the Nigerian national soccer team, the Super Eagles: “Berti Vogts has finally brought some pride to many a Nigerian coach who has perpetually been looked down upon by the NFA. Ever since I grew up to know what football is, ever since I started watching the super Eagles...

Brazil: Corrupted sports media

  25 January 2008

Paulinho, a Brazilian journalist, has compiled facts and provided comprehensive evidence of a criminal scheme in the sports media in São Paulo. He has investigated Futebol Interior website, which promotes clubs, managers and players who pay bribes to them, while destroying those who refuse to do so. Other bloggers are...

Ghana: African Cup of Nations photos

  24 January 2008

David Ajao posts photos from the Africa Cup of Nations 2008: “You can click on the photos on this page to link to the rest of the photos or click on the link below to go to my Ghana 2008 Photo Gallery.”

South Africa: Good start for Bafana?

  24 January 2008

South Africa Rocks writes about the South African national team at the Africa Cup of Nations: “Not a bad start in the Group Of Death (GOD – strange that). All the teams in the group now sit on a single point and at least we are not bringing up the...

Nigeria: Super Eagles: What went wrong?

  23 January 2008

Nigerian Football Fan blog on Super Eagles loss to Cameroon: “Someone said this on the forum. 1.Based on the Eagles performance in this match, I honestly do not see a difference between the Eguavoen and the Vogts era. Any contrary opinion? 2.What went wrong against Ivory coast? 3.Solutions? Common, lets...

Ukraine: Euro 2012 To-Do List

  22 January 2008

Orange Ukraine lists what needs to be done to accommodate the Euro 2012 visitors (from 400,000 to 1 million) in Ukraine: “As of this moment, Kyiv has 4,000 hotel rooms. What is required is all the logistics incl. infrastructure (roads, parking, planes, trains, etc.) and upgrading facilities such as hospitals...

Jordan: 24 Hour Marathon

  22 January 2008

From Jordan, Ammar Ibrahim will be running in a 24 hour marathon. “Dead to Read (D2R) is an annual event for psychos, you get teams of 10 people to run 242KM from Dead Sea to Red Sea in under 24 hours. we start running at 3 PM Thursday Jan 31st,...

Japan: The Whistle of the Middle East

  22 January 2008

The sport of handball is receiving the kind of attention from the media and general public it never has before in Japan, as well as in Korea. The dispute came to light when Korea and Japan together appealed to the International Handball Federation for replay of the Olympics qualifiers of...

Brazil: 25 years without Garrincha

  21 January 2008

Brazil remembered this Sunday the 25th anniversary of Manuel Francisco dos Santos's death. Better known by the nickname “Garrincha“, he was an outstanding Brazilian football player who helped Brazil national team to win the World Cups of 1958 and 1962. Marcos Tchôla [pt] finds rare videos to pay homage to...

Ghana: Ghana 2008 Live Online

  21 January 2008

Nigerian Football Fans blog has information about live coverage of African Cup of Nations Online: “If you are always online and still want to watch the game, i have just researched and come out with some online TV where you can watch the matches. Some are free and some you...

Ghana: Blogging the African Cup of Nations

  21 January 2008

A blog focusing on the African Cup of Nations 2008: “I welcome you all to Ghana 2008 – the 26th African cup of Nations. Today, 20th of January, 2008(today) the city of Accra in Ghana came alive with the opening ceremony in preparedness for the opening game between Ghana and...