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· March, 2008

Stories about Sport from March, 2008

Trinidad & Tobago: Politics & Sport

  28 March 2008

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 political grounds, there's no end to it – no country on earth is 100 per cent virtuous.”

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

  27 March 2008

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 confrontation, but in the World Cup in 1958. “Playing were Gilmar, Nilton Santos, Orlando, Bellini, Djalma Santos, Didi, Zito, Zagalo,...

Bolivia: Easter Week in Santiago de Huata

  25 March 2008

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 that some teams hire professional players from La Paz to play and compete for the $1,500 prize.

Serbia, Kosovo: Milorad Cavic's Protest

  25 March 2008

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 the democratic right of the individual to speak his mind. When so many athletes concern themselves solely with wearing branded...

Poland, Ukraine: Euro 2012

  24 March 2008

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 point is that however far behind Poland might be, in Ukraine it is slightly worse.”

Bolivia: Maradona on the Pitch

  21 March 2008

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. Boris Miranda of Ventarrón [es], a self-professed fan of the Argentine star, was on the field as a member of...

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Japan: Support for Tibet

  17 March 2008

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 the weekend, as mainstream media in Japan presented what many criticized as toned-down coverage of ongoing events in Lhasa, the word "Tibet" climbed to number one on Japanese blog search engines with thousands of entries largely in support of the uprising.

Georgia: Sports Ambassadors

  17 March 2008

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. In this regard, Georgia seems to be doing better than Armenia although the same logic applies.

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

  14 March 2008

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 Mid-Taiwan! While soccer is the national sports of most countries in the world, baseball is the pride of Taiwan. Once...

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Brazil: User-customized Football Media

  14 March 2008

A new arena is gathering steam and significance in the Brazilian Internet space: the football blogs. Day by day, fervent fans are finding out that blogs and other media possibilities -- podcasts, webcasts, foruns and chats -- are invaluable tools to display, promote and exchange opinions about the many games, and also to express their passion for their favorite football club teams.

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