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· September, 2008

Stories about Sport from September, 2008

Palestine: Why Arabs Performed Badly at the Olympics

Palestinian Rantings of an Arab Chick links to an op-ed on why Arabs performed badly at the Olympics – and at other things.

Cameroon: The president's time

Time flies and things stay the same in Cameroon, writes Cameroonian blogger, George.

Romania, Hungary: Hockey and Football Update

Csíkszereda Musings posts “a short Transylvanian sporting update.”

Uzbekistan: Investing in Soccer

Tolkun tells about the first goals of world-renowned football player Rivaldo in Uzbekistan's Bunyodkor FC and embeds a video of the game.

Paraguay: Trans-Chaco Rally Postponed

Every year, drivers from across the globe descend on Paraguay's Chaco Region to participate in the Trans-Chaco Rally, which has been running since 1971. This year, the region of the...

Poland-Ukraine: Saving the 2012 UEFA Soccer Championship

The 8th Circle discusses how Poland and Ukraine – despite domestic political turmoil – cope with preparations of the 2012 UEFA soccer championship.

Armenia: Turkish Visitors

Unzipped quotes news reports saying that 300 Turkish citizens visited the Genocide Memorial and Museum in Yerevan on the sidelines of this month's World Cup qualifying football match between Armenia...

China: 2008 Beijing Paralympics Ends

Allen blogs about the closing ceremony of 2008 Beijing Paralympics at the Fool's Mountain.

Eastern Europe: Victory at the Paralympics

The 8th Circle posts a list of results by the East European national teams and sportsmen at the 2008 Beijing Paralympics.

Mongolia: First Paralympic Gold

Bilguun reports that Baatarjav Dambadondog brought the first Paralympic Gold medal for Mongolia in Men's Individual Recurve.

Kazakhstan: National Football Team's Coach Sacked

Adam reports that Kazakhstan football federation decided to fire Dutch coach Arno Pijpers and replace him with a German one.

Jamaica, U.S.A.: Poor Sportsmanship

“I think he forgot (that in) 2003 he failed several drug tests that questioned the validity of his achievements. Sometimes folks think what you are doing is what they are...

Bangladesh: Money vs. Country

“11 national cricketers prefer more money than the honor of playing national cricket for Bangladesh.” Unheard Voices echoes the outrage of many Bangladeshis after these national players decided to quit...

Egypt at the Paralympics

Egypt's special athletes are making waves in Beijing, China, where this year's Paralympic Games are being held from September 6 to 17. While Egypt clinched one bronze medal in this...

Peru: A Tie is Not a Triumph

Luis Aguirre from Bloodyhell [es] and Isabel Guerra from Las Burbujas Recargadas [es] think that the media are overestimating the 1-1 tie against Argentina achieved by the Peruvian national football team, which is...

Japan: Nike buys out name of public park

Nike Japan, the Japanese subsidiary of sportswear multinational Nike, will turn a public park in central Tokyo, Miyashita Park, into what they call “Nike Park”. The naming rights have already...

Bolivia: Unlikely Tie on the Road Against Brazil

Hugo Miranda celebrates the unlikely 0-0 tie achieved by the Bolivian National football team against Brazil [es] in Rio de Janeiro for World Cup qualifiers.

Trinidad & Tobago, Guyana: Cricketer of the Year

Caribbean Beat Blog reports that “Guyanese batsman Shivnarine Chanderpaul has received the International Cricket Council ‘Cricketer of the Year’ award…the first West Indian to claim such a major prize from...

Jamaica: Too Much Free Time?

“Too much human resource seems to be wasting away, which is quite evident not only from Usain's reception crowd, but by the parties and dances that are kept every single...

Turkey: Ads Honoring the Turkish National Soccer Team

Fathers playing fooseball, mothers at tea, and more can be seen in this collection of ads in honor of the Turkish National Soccer Team as complied by Erkan's Field Diary.

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