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· October, 2008

Stories about Sport from October, 2008

India: World Champion in Chess

Baithak reports that the Indian master chess player Viswanathan Anand retained his FIDE World Chess Championship title in 2008.

Bermuda: National Pride

FreshieBlog lists a number of reasons he is proud to be Bermudian.

Argentina: Diego Maradona Named New Coach of National Team

Diego Maradona must be the most famous Argentine in the world, and anything that he does usually becomes news. It is even more newsworthy, when he is named the next...

Slovakia: The Most Famous Slovaks

The Foreigner's Guide to Living in Slovakia writes about the most famous Slovaks.

Palestinian Football History

Palestinians made their own football history, being the only team - in the words of one blogger - with a stadium but no country. It was a day of national...

Morocco: Barça Fan Jailed for Superlative Statement

Many bloggers were shocked last week to learn that a young Moroccan man had been sentenced to 18 months imprisonment for what seemed like such a minor "crime." The young...

Kuwait Suspended from FIFA

Football governing body, FIFA has suspended Kuwait from all international matches and activities because of the government interference in the affairs of the football federation, reports Mark, from Kuwait.

Bermuda: Local Sport

Blogging from Bermuda, Vexed Bermoothes says that when it comes to developing sport and upgrading athletic facilities, the key is to “think local”.

Ukraine: Politics, Economic, Sports

The 8th Circle writes about Ukraine's three current problems: politics, economics and sports.

Dominican Republic: Winter Baseball Season Has Arrived

Summer is over in the Dominican Republic. And that can only mean that the winter baseball season is here writes Ahi E Que Prende [es].

Africa: 2008 African Junior Chess Championship

Marcashton writes about 2008 Junior Chess Championship in South Africa: “Under the auspices of the African Chess Union, Chess South Africa has the honour of inviting African Federations affiliated to...

Iran: Amazing Futsal team

Iranian Futsal team failed to book a place in semi-final in Fustal World Cup but many Iranians praise its performance.Ehsan says [fa] Iranian authorities should reward this team generously.

Trinidad & Tobago: Warriors Win and Discover TnT Blog report that the national football team's 2-1 win over the US “firmly puts us in second place in the Group A table…and takes us one...

Jamaica: Senseless Killings

As more crimes make the news, A Fe Me Page Dis Iyah says that Jamaica seems “to always be in this shadow of lawlessness.”

Bosnia & Herzegovina: National Football Team

Bosnian Football Culture writes about the Bosnian national football team, its fans, and its games against Turkey.

Ukraine, Nigeria: Klitschko vs Peter

Petro's Jotter – on Vitaly Klitschko's victory over Samuel Peter.

Jamaica: Olympians Call for End to Violence

As the Jamaican Olympic medalists implore their compatriots to “stop the violence”, A Fe Me Page Dis Iyah says: “I hope someone listens to them.”

Trinidad & Tobago: Cricket & Culture

Review of the Indigenous Caribbean Center examines “the relevance of a West Indian culture forged by cricket.”

Morocco: Fez to Host Ronaldinho and Zidane

The View from Fez reports that the city of Fez will host UNDP Goodwill Ambassadors and celebrity footballers Ronaldinho and Zinedine Zidane for a Match Against Poverty.

Jamaica: Raising the Bar

Active Voice says that the Jamaican Olympians “have raised the bar very high” – and wishes that the Jamaican media would follow suit.

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