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 Taiwan, and the carbon emission produced by transportation is also causing serious environmental problems in Taiwan, especially in crowded cities,...
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 had Maria Sharapova hitting tennis balls into the audience, and the whole of Zenit (St. Petersburg’s football/soccer team and the...
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 established diplomatic relations.
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 decided to boycott a soccer tournament after a lottery determined that they would play an Israeli soccer team consisting of...
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 in framing the Olympics but leave space for the people to express their emotions and feelings[zh].
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 “idol worship” in Moscow's Red Square, where the UEFA Cup is being displayed next to Lenin's Tomb.
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 designed to stop players betting on matches.
Slovakia: American Football
The Foreigner's Guide to Living in Slovakia writes about American football in Slovakia.
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 West Indies cricket history.”
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 ‘Commission'”.
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 blog says the women's team was the most impressive and changed the perception of many local Armenians towards gender and...
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 already stirring up debate.”
China: Olympic Torch in Guangzhou
Jojofish blogs photos of Olympic Torch relay in Guangzhou.