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· December, 2008

Stories about Sport from December, 2008

World Runner Comes to Jordan

Danish Runner Jesper Olsen is running around the world crossing four continents to promote running as something all cultures have in common.The Danish Ambassador to Jordan HE.Thomas Lund-Sørensen writes about...

DRC: Football match to raise money for war-ravaged Kivu

Tomorrow in Kinshasa, the Congolese national football and a team of Congolese footballers from abroad will play a match to raise money for victims of the violence in the east...

Caribbean: 2008 in Review

From natural disasters to lightning bolts of the athletic kind, 2008 was a busy one for the Caribbean blogosphere. Here are some of the highlights...

Barbados, Trinidad & Tobago: Stanford's Legends

Barbadian Cheese-on-bread! and Trinidad-based Caribbean Beat Blog talk about the uncertainty surrounding US billionaire Allen Stanford's continued involvement in Caribbean cricket, following the dissolution of his West Indies 20/20 Cricket...

Costa Rica: The Organization of Saprissa

Jaguar del Platanar [es] describes Saprissa, his favorite football club in Costa Rica as “an example of organization, of hard work, joining of forces, and of planning,” which has allowed...

Jamaica, Grenada: “Reggae Boyz” Win

YardFlex.com reports that the Jamaican football team (affectionately referred to as The Reggae Boyz) has won the Digicel Caribbean Championship, defeating Grenada 2-0 in the finals.

Guadeloupe: The Outstanding Gwada Boys

Shakazulu in Gwakafwika reports [Creole] that the Guadeloupean soccer team won third place (along with $50,000) in the Caribbean Cup when they beat Cuba in a match this past weekend.

Russia: Nikolay Ozerov

De Rebus Antiquis Et Novis writes about Nikolay Ozerov, a legendary Soviet sportscaster and tennis champion.

Philippines: Official Skips Hearing to Watch Boxing Match

Sugob ni Longino questions the priorities of Environment Secretary Lito Atienza who skipped the Philippine Senate budget hearings to watch the fight of Filipino boxing sensation Manny Pacquiao.

Afghanistan: Afghans Win Homeless Soccer World Cup

SunLeaf says that the Afghanistani team took part in the Homeless Soccer World Cup and showed true character and determination in winning.

Philippines: Surprised by Boxer's Easy Victory

Rev. Edicio dela Torre shares his countrymen's surprise at Filipino boxing champion Manny Pacquiao's easy victory over Oscar de la Hoya in last Sunday's match. “We were all heavily influenced...

Poland, Ukraine: Euro 2012

The 8th Circle notes that Euro 2012 will be moved elsewhere if the stadiums in Kyiv and Warsaw are not built in time.

Chile: The Retirement of Marcelo Salas from Football

Marcelo “El Matador” Salas recently announced his retirement from football. El Pollo Juan of La Pollera [es] bids farewell to the Chilean legend.

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