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· May, 2008

Stories about Sport from May, 2008

Taiwan: Oil Free, Bike Smiling Day

David on Formosa reported on the Bike Smiling Day event in Taipei on May 25 with photo. The oil price is skyrocketing all over the world as well as in...

Russia: Ideas for Eurovision

Megan Case 2.0 writes on Russia's Eurovision victory: “I think that Russia should have pulled out all the stops and filled the stage with famous people – they could have...

Armenia: Historic Football Match

Unzipped says that a football match staged in Armenia between the country's Under-19 football team and one from Turkey was a historic occasion. Although neighbors, Armenia and Turkey have not...

Jordan: On Top of the World!

According to Al-Ghad newspaper, Jordanain Mustafa Salameh became the first Jordanian to plant the Jordanian flag on top of Mount Everest, reports Jordanian blogger Hareega.

First Brunei Climbathon

Ranoadidas blogs about the first Brunei Climbathon held last weekend

Israel: Diplomatic Relations Don't Extend to Soccer Field

“I guess the Egyptians would rather quit than fight,” remarks Israel Matzav's Carl in Jerusalem. “An Egyptian soccer team which included diplomats from the country who are stationed in Rome...

Trinidad & Tobago, Guyana, Barbados, Jamaica: Chanderpaul's Heroics

West Indies Cricket Blog quotes cricket commentator Tony Cozier on Shivnarine Chanderpaul's “heroics” vs. Australia, adding: “The energy from Sabina Park was unbelievable. Really bummed I wasn’t there.”

China: What the Olympics Will Look Like

Xueyong wonders what the Beijing Olympics will look like after the disaster as people are still in the mourning mood. He suggests that the government should not take the lead...

Argentina: Maradona's Hand of God Lego Recreation

eBlog [es] writes about the lego recreation of the infamous “hand of God” goal scored by Argentine football legend Diego Maradona.

Russia: Champions League Final

Robert Amsterdam's Blog and Two-Zero – on the Champions League final in Moscow.

Russia: British Fans and UEFA Cup

LJ user yashin posts LJ user marie_automne‘s pictures of the British football fans arriving in Moscow for the Champions League final. Pictures of Moscow posts a photo report from the...

Armenia, Russia: Shavarsh Karapetyan

De Rebus Antiquis Et Novis writes about Shavarsh Karapetyan, the man who saved 20 people in the trolley bus accident in Yerevan in 1976.

Sri Lanka: Cricket purists

The new Twenty-20 format of cricket has received a mixed reception. Emphemeral Ruminations writes an open letter to the cricket purists.

Caribbean: Samuels Banned

Both St. Vincent blogger Abeni and West Indies Cricket Blog link to reactions about the banning of West Indies batsman Marlon Samuels after he was found guilty of breaking rules...

Slovakia: American Football

The Foreigner's Guide to Living in Slovakia writes about American football in Slovakia.

Latvia: Hockey

Latvian Abroad writes about Latvian hockey and hockey fans – here and here.

Trinidad & Tobago, Barbados: For Shame

West Indies Cricket Blog reports that “Caribbean novelist George Lamming believes the delayed appointment of Sir Frank Worrell as West Indies captain was one of the most shameful acts in...

Cuba: Why?

Both Uncommon Sense and Ninety miles away…in another country blog about José Manuel Caraballo Bravo's “rumination on the decided aversion to all things y on the part of the Havana...

Armenia: Charity Football Match

Dominic in Armenia, a Peace Corps Blog, posts photographs of a charitable football match recently held in Yerevan with the involvement of international aid workers and under-privileged local children. The...

Trinidad & Tobago: Football Fever

“It is no secret that people are football crazy in Trinidad and Tobago,” writes Discover TnT Blog, adding that “the upcoming friendly match between Trinidad and Tobago and England is...

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