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· June, 2008

Stories about Sport from June, 2008

Russia: Blog Roundup

Russia blogs roundup – at Siberian Light.

Russia: Euro 2008

Ger Clancy, aka The Irishman, is guestblogging at Sean's Russia Blog about the Russian football team's performance at Euro 2008 – here and here.

Hungary: Open Letter to Austria

Pestiside.hu writes an angry letter to Austria, “on behalf of Hungary.”

“Qatar's greatest football moment…”

Football fans in Qatar were ecstatic over the Qatari national teams 1-0 win over Iraq in a World Cup qualifier. Greeker described it as “Qatar's greatest football moment…” writing: 75th...

Korea: Hiddink’s Miracle and Korean Politics.

When Hiddink led the Korean soccer team into the semifinals of the 2002 World Cup he became a hero in Korea. Everywhere – in bookstores and on advertisements – was...

Russia: “Football Revolution”

It was a wild, sleepless night in Russia, following the national football team's 3-1 win over the Netherlands and its advance to the Euro 2008 semi-finals on Saturday. In the...

China: Free blogphones from fring for the Olympics

Vlogging the Olympics might be off-limits now (so they think), so hopefully that won't affect fringsters who show up with new free fring swag, in return for blogging Olympic events.

Barbados: Caribbean Football Falters

Living in Barbados comments on the fortunes of regional football teams, as qualification matches begin for World Cup 2010.

Kyrgyzstan: Ahead of Olympiad

Elena reports that there will be 20 Kyrgyz sportsmen in Beijing at Olympic Games 2008.

Ecuador: Twitter Updates of Qualifying Game

The recent World Cup qualifying game between Colombia and Ecuador was covered by the newspaper HOY through the use of live twitter updates writes Christian Espinosa of Cobertura Digital [es].

China: Olympic trash

Fast fact from the Sierra Club blog The Green Life: Organizers of the Beijing Olympics expect the daily garbage load from the Athletes Village to reach 110,000 pounds.

Russia: Moscow Football Fans

LJ user nl posts two pictures of Moscow fans celebrating Russia's Euro 2008 victory over Sweden – here and here.

Russia, U.S.: Becky Hammon

FP's Passport starts a discussion on whether the U.S. basketball player who'll play for Russia at the Olympics is “a traitor or a savvy capitalist.”

Europe: Football and Politics

Desmond McGrath of A Fistful of Euros writes about football and politics: “Part of the fun of football is the way in which it overturns the international order of power...

China: No vlogging the Olympics

Reporter-blogger ProState in Flames writes today of Deputy Director General of China's National Copyright Administration Xu Chao's recent statement that the filming of Olympic events for the purpose of blogging...

Paraguay: Victory Over Brazil

Viviana Benitez of Panambi News [es] recounts her experience listening to the Paraguay's 2-0 victory over powerhouses Brazil on the radio.

China: Prepping for Beijing

Head of Sports Science and Research of the British Olympic Association Marco Cardinale looks back at recent posts on his blog and elsewhere as his preparations for the Beijing Olympics...

China: Beijing students forced out for Olympics?

In ‘Beijing University Students Booted from Dorms for Olympics,’ Truth From Facts blogger nator gets a tip-off to that effect from a friend, in the form of an A4 notice,...

China: Olympic mascots from the past

Raider_dad at Fark.com forums posts a link to a list of all Olympic mascots dating back to 1968. Seeing Amik the Montreal beaver, reader Visceral Realist quips: “1976 looks nothing...

China: Olympic torch passes over Tibet

The BeijingWideOpen blogger is watching closely as the Beijing Olympic torch skipped over Tibet today and went straight to Xinjiang.

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