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· January, 2009

Stories about Sport from January, 2009

Best Blogs Brazil: Winners by jury, public and hacker votes

Who won the Best Blogs Brazil 2008? Specialists and the public went to the polls and the winners were announced at Campus Party last week. The competition, which did not...

Bolivia: Under-20 Football Team Loses Yet Again

“More of the Same,” writes Jaime Galarza of Once a Once [es] regarding the latest in a string of international debacles by the Under-20 Bolivian National Team, who lost all...

Poland: Racism, Bad Roads and Euro 2012

Writing about Euro 2012 and racism, the beatroot concludes: “There are some nasty little racists at Poland’s football stadia, but believe me, Poland’s roads are a lot bigger threat to...

Iran:The first mixed football game draws punishment

The first mixed football (soccer) game — females vs. male teenagers — since the 1979 Islamic revolution led to punishment, as an Iranian football club said it had suspended three...

Serbia: Belgrade Tips, Photos; Fan Fight in Melbourne; Entropa

Belgraded posts more Belgrade tips; translates a joke about unsuspecting “terrorists/tourists” in Belgrade; links to Belgrade and Serbia photos – here, here, and here; writes about yet another fight between...

Barbados, U.S.A.: True Identity

Living in Barbados is hoping that “President Obama will help us in the Caribbean and those in Africa rediscover who and what we really are.”

Nigeria: Nigeria's Football Online Community

711football.com is a football platform where Nigerian football fans meet to discuss and share views on football. Launched in June 2008, the site is gradually becoming Nigeria’s hottest destination for...

Nigeria: Future Awards Winners 2009

Read this to know the winners of Future Awards 2009 in Nigeria.

Russia, Ukraine: Gas and Soccer

LJ user dobrokhotov wrote this (RUS) on Jan. 18 about the Russian-Ukrainian gas deal: “What nonsense, it's been, like, two days already since they agreed on the price of gas,...

Bahrain: Why is God not Saving Palestinians?

American Coolred38, who lives in Bahrain, asks: “In your opinion…is it safe to assume…that the millions of prayers sent to God by Muslims asking for Palestinians to be saved and...

Bangladesh: Fly A Kite In Dhaka

Ashley Wheaton at The Dhaka Diaries shares her experience of visiting a kite festival in old Dhaka.

Philippines: Top surf sites

There are more than 20 surfing sites in the Philippines. Bisean identifies the 10 best surfing sites in the country.

Senegal: Beach wrestling

George Esunge Fominyen writes about the popularity of traditional wrestlilng in Senegal's beaches, and posts a video shot in the touristic resort of Mbour. He writes: “wrestlers competing in the...

St. Vincent & the Grenadines: Football Fever

Blogging from St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Abeni believes that skill is more important than size when it comes to football.

Jamaica: Wood & Water

The fact that Usain Bolt's home town of Sherwood Content experienced a sporadic water supply over the Christmas holidays prompts Kadene Porter of Abeng News Magazine to blog about the...

Jamaica, Barbados: Future of Cricket

Jamaica's Abeng News Magazine asks “the $55 million question: Whither West Indies Cricket?”

Kazakhstan: Importing Tennis Hottie

KZBlog reports that Kazakhstan has made a deal with 19-year old Sesil Karatantcheva, the once up and coming tennis star who was ranked 35th in the world. She will become...

Trinidad & Tobago: Boxer Laid to Rest

Izatrini and Trinidad and Tobago News Blog report on the funeral of the late boxing champion Jizelle Saandy, while Media Watch critiques the mainstream media coverage of the event.

Turkey: Gaza and basketball game

As'ad AbuKhalil notes that the last basketball game between a Turkish and an Israeli team was suspended on Tuesday after Turkish fans erupted in protests against the Israeli offensive in...

Trinidad & Tobago: Boxer Dies in Car Crash

Trinidad and Tobago's 2009 road death toll has already started, with the loss of a young and high-profile female boxer, Giselle Salandy (also known as Jizelle Joseph). Just a few...

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