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· February, 2008

Stories about Sport from February, 2008

China: Chongqing's Pride

Zhang Xiaozhou's soccer game report has hurt Chongqing citizens’ pride. Students, representatives of people congress, and newspapers editors protested against the report and demanded the authority to punish the reporter....

Trinidad & Tobago, Haiti, Jamaica: RIP Manno & Gibbs

Caribbean Beat Blog mourns the passing of two sons of the Caribbean soil – Haitian footballer Emmanuel “Manno” Sanon and Jamaican record producer, Joel “Joe” Gibbs.

China: Harmonious Olympic Make-up

Angel apple from Duller feels sick of local Beijing Olympic news report. Some local newspapers keep on publishing guidelines and reminding citizens how to behave harmoniously during Olympic. For example,...

Poland, U.K.: Football and Anti-Semitism

The beatroot examines whether the UK and Polish football fans are the “most anti-Semitic in Europe.”

Trinidad & Tobago, Jamaica, Antigua: T&T Wins 20/20 Cricket

Discover TnT Blog reports that “the Trinidad and Tobago Cricket team…last night captured the Stanford 20/20 Cricket Tournament in Antigua.”

Costa Rica: First to Climb Mount Everest

Costa Rica Blogs writes about the first Costa Rican to climb the world's highest mountain, Mount Everest.

Hindi: No smoking and Cricket Auctions

Amit Gupta takes us on a tour of the latest from the Hindi blogosphere, including bad news for male smokers, good news for cricket fans in Hyderabad, and hopeful news...

Uzbekistan: Tycoon Buys English Football Club

Libertad writes that Alisher Usmanov, a businessmen born (and held in custody) in Uzbekistan, currently a mining tycoon and Russia’s 18th richest man, decided to increase his share in the...

Cameroon: Mt. Cameroon Race for Hope

Rev. Tracy writes about Mt. Cameroon Race for Hope: “My race went well, I won my age group, and I was on television for the 3rd time! This race was...

India: Auction and cricket players

Smoke Signals on the bidding process for cricket players for the Indian Premier League.

Sri Lanka: Live Cricket!

At groundviews, an author writes with much joy – having seen a live cricket match between India and Sri Lanka.

China: Spielberg's withdrawal from the Beijing Olympics

Joel Martinsen from DANWEI has translated three local blog posts commenting on Spielberg's withdrawal from the Beijing Olympics.

China: Spielberg, the Olympics, and oil

Chinese bloggers shocked world media and those calling for a boycott of the Beijing Olympics this week with blog posts revealing a wide variety of Chinese opinions both independent from...

Bermuda: Tourism Feels the Love

“So, it’s time for the Love Festival, Dr. Brown’s annual Valentine’s bacchanal,” writes Vexed Bermoothes, blogging from Bermuda – then adds: “I am not damning the Department of Tourism for...

Egypt: On Winning the African cup of Nation, Ghana 2008

Ask any Egyptian, he’d tell you that last Sunday night, February the 10th, wasn’t like any night.. a night like “thousand nights”.. Egypt won the African Cup of Nations in...

National Sports: unique expressions of countrywide pride.

Whether by government decree or by popularity, national sports are part of the cultural makeup of every country. People from many walks of life come together to participate, watch or...

Ghana/Morocco: Africa Cup of Nations was hacked

Soyapi Mumba writes about the hacking of the Africa Cup of Nations website: “Some angry ‘Moroccan’ has hacked the Africa Cup of Nations website after Morocco got beaten by Ghana,...

Ghana/Egypt: Egypt wins the Africa Cup of Nations

Emmauel posts a photo from the Africa Cup of Nations final in Ghana: “digital camera capture of the President of Ghana John Kufuor awarding a member of the Egyptian team....

Mexico: Another Tie with the US

After a 2-2 tie with the United States, Bucéfalo [es] thinks the Mexican national football team would be better off with another coach due to the 0-8-2 results over the...

Morocco's coach sacked after Africa Cup loss

Moroccan national football team's coach, Henri Michel, was sacked following Morocco's poor performance in the African Nations Cup: unfair, francophone bloggers say.

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