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· April, 2008

Stories about Sport from April, 2008

India: Cricket without substance

After watching a cricket match of Indian Premier League in Chennai Kartik Kannan comments that its “all fun and no substance”.

Hong Kong: Shit, the Holy Torch is Coming to Town!

Mo bu yen from inmediahk.net wrote a citizen report about the government's preparation for the coming of Olympic torch – Shit, the Holy torch is coming to town [zh].

China: We Made the World Hate Us

Zhou kou dian ren from china week pointed out that the Chinese government has failed to improve its public image with the Olympic torch relay, on the contrary the Chinese...

Hong Kong and China: 5 Posters On Beijing Olympics

5 protest posters have been circulated via e-mails and twitter among friends. 1. Olympic workers; 2. Olympic silencing; 3. Olympics and June 4; 4. Olympic GFW; 5. Olympic erection.

Kuwait: Congrats Manchester United!

Kuwaiti blogger Frankom (Ar) is ecstatic that Manchester United beat Barcelona and reaching the football Champions League final.

South Korea: Seoul Invaded by “The Ugly Chinese”

One free Korea described the pro-China Olympic torch protesters as invasion by “The Ugly Chinese”.

South Korea: Olympic Torch Relay Protest

R. Elgin from Marmot's Hole blog about the Olympic Torch relay protest in Seoul.

Japan: Nagano red for Olympic torch relay

The Japanese leg of the Olympic torch relay came to an end on Saturday without serious incident, but many Japanese bloggers who attended the event were left with lasting --...

Japan: Olympic Torch Protest in Nagano

Mousan has posted images from the largely peaceful protests that met the Olympic torch in Nagano, Japan.

Bangladesh: Cheerleader trouble

The new cricket league – IPL in India has its share of teething troubles. One of them being the imported cheerleaders that some politicians find too vulgar for their taste....

Hong Kong and China: Sweatshop and Olympics

A sweatshop report against a Hong Kong company was interpreted as an Olympics conspiracy. More from interlocals.net.

Iran: Iranian Leader and mountain climbing

Khbarnegar Osoolgara has published a photo of Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Iranian Leader,in mountain.

Americas: Twin Brothers to Fight for Different Countries in Olympics

Daniel Hernandez of Intersections writes that he will be rooting for twin boxers, who will represent two different countries in this summer's Olympic Games. Javier Molina will represent the United...

China: GFW-ed Media Research

ESWN translated a local media research on three big news agencies’ Olympic torch relay report. Beifeng pointed out that the research result had been affected by the Great Fire wall...

Estonia: Dozor Night Game

AnTyx writes about playing the Dozor Night Game in Estonia, which “[grew] out of games that have been played for centuries; and certainly after the fall of the Soviet Union...

Taiwan: What is the dream we have in the Olympic Game?

Before an ancient Olympic Game, ancient Greek people ignited a torch before Temple of Olympian Zeus.[...] The torch holder would run and shout, 'stop wars to join the Olympics!' Where...

India: Cricket and the IPL

Clipboard Conversations on the Indian Premier League cricket matches that have just started.

Olympic torch relay in Southeast Asia

The Olympic Torch has landed in the Southeast Asian region. Bloggers describe how ordinary people, protesters, police forces, sports enthusiasts and politicians are reacting to the arrival of the Olympic...

Turkey: Armenian Sportsmen

Unzipped posts an entry on an online exhibition which depicts ethnic Armenian sportsmen in Ottoman Turkey. The blog notes that not only were Armenian sporting events held during the priod...

Russia: Chechnya Photos

LJ user mnog posts photos from Chechnya: Grozny; Terek-CSKA football game (and the first anniversary of Ramzan Kadyrov's inauguration); Shali, Argun, Makhkety.

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