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· March, 2008

Stories about Sport from March, 2008

Trinidad & Tobago: Fooling Ourselves

West Indies Cricket Blog quotes “Trinidad and Tobago cricket boss” Deryck Murray to underscore the point that “we are fooling ourselves”.

Kazakhstan: Olympic Torch Lands in Almaty

KZBlog reports that the Olympic Torch will pass through Almaty on 2 April on its way out from Beijing to Istanbul. Almaty, former capital of Kazakhstan and its largest city,...

Trinidad & Tobago: Politics & Sport

Notes from Port of Spain makes his case for leaving politics out of the upcoming China Olympics: “Once you establish the principle that global sports meetings can be boycotted on...

Czech Republic: Football Hooligans

The Czech Daily Word writes about football hooligans in Prague.

Poland: Stance on Tibet

Kinuk writes about Poland's stance on Tibet and China.

Costa Rica: Campaign for Fans of Saprissa

Roy Rojas of News Star [es] writes about a campaign started by fans of the Costa Rican football team Saprissa, who are concerned by the violence and rudeness

Brazil: Listen to Brazil v Sweden in the 1958 World Cup

If you didn't get excited by the Brazil v Sweden friendly match yesterday, Donizetti [pt] has found a link to a moving live radio narration (in Portuguese) of the same...

Bolivia: Easter Week in Santiago de Huata

Ruben Lipe of Rubensistem [es] writes about how the Bolivian Altiplano town of Santiago de Huata celebrates Easter, including a football tournament. He writes that it is surprising to see...

Serbia, Kosovo: Milorad Cavic's Protest

Balkan Baby writes about Serbian swimming champion Milorad Cavic: “Many of us who firmly support Kosovo’s independence will have paradoxically supported Cavic’s protest though, seeing in it an expression of...

Poland, Ukraine: Euro 2012

20 East writes about Euro 2012, to be hosted by Poland and Ukraine: “As I live in Warsaw, I’ll worry more about the Polish side of things although one general...

Lebanon: On Affiliation

Tantalus shares his sarcasm about the “Lebanese tradition of affiliating with anything but [their] country…”

Bolivia: Maradona on the Pitch

Diego Maradona was in Bolivia for a football match to raise funds for the flood victims, as well as to protest the veto of games played at a certain altitude....

China: More Olympics?

Josie Liu blogs the discussion at the CPPCC about biding for more Olympics in other China cities [zh].

South Korea and China: Human Rights Protest

Nayan Sthankiya posted a slide show on a protest in Seoul against China's human rights condition. Via Ohmynews.

Honduras: More Football Violence

Honduras News provides the latest news of those arrested after the disturbances at the Olimpia – Motagua football match, where two fans were killed.

Trinidad & Tobago: Guarding the Guards

Notes from Port of Spain asks: “Who will guard the guards?”

Japan: Support for Tibet

As fires rage on in the streets of Lhasa, bloggers in another part of the world have been anxiously following developments in Tibet with open eyes and open ears. Over...

Georgia: Sports Ambassadors

Archuk's blog recounts conversations with English football fans and concludes that for any country to have a good image abroad they must first have sports and pop stars to export....

Russia: Football in Grozny

Siberian Light writes about the return of “top-flight Russian football” to Chechnya's capital Grozny.

Taiwan: Go Taiwan Baseball Team, Toward Beijing Olympic Games!

Mach 7, 2008 is a special day for Taiwan. It's not for the coming presidential election, but for 2008 IBAF Final Olympic Qualification Tournament(zh) The tournament is being played in...

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