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· February, 2009

Stories about Sport from February, 2009

Afghanistan: Prison, Poverty and Politics

While the Obama administration has announced that an additional 17,000 troops will be sent to Afghanistan to confront the rising insurgency, Afghan bloggers keep talking about the daily challenges facing...

Israel: Dubai Denies Shahar Visa

Dubai has denied Israeli female tennis star Shahar Peer a visa to play in the Dubai Tennis Championships, while her male colleague Andy Ram, was able to receive one. “There...

Morocco: Climbing and Trekking

The View from Fez writes about mountain climbing and trekking in Morocco.

Caribbean, USA: Stanford Charged with Fraud

Fresh on the heels of the latest regional financial meltdown comes another: news that U.S. billionaire Allen Stanford has been slapped with charges for investment fraud - more than 8...

Kazakhstan: Singles unlucky in Pattaya Open

Dina reviews the performance of Kazakhstani tennis players in the Pattaya Open tournament.

Poland: Warsaw's New Bridge

20 east writes about the beginning of the construction of a new bridge in Warsaw, whose expected completion date is “a few months before Euro 2012.”

Caribbean: WICB Woes

Caribbean bloggers continue to be humiliated by the incredible faux pas by the West Indies Cricket Board and are calling for some key figures to resign.

Antigua, Barbados, Trinidad & Tobago: Sporting Sandstorm

Caribbean bloggers were all over the debacle at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua, where a sandy outfield caused the abandonment of the second Test Cricket Match between West...

Nigeria: Coach Annoys Super Eagles Fans

Why are Super Eagle's fans annoyed with their national team coach Amodu Shuaibu? Nigeria’s Football Fans Blog has the details.

Barbados, St. Vincent & the Grenadines: Windies Win

B.C. Pires [Barbados] and Abeni [St. Vincent & the Grenadines] comment on the West Indies cricket team winning its first Test Match against England in a nearly a decade.

Bangladesh: The Six Hundred Thousand Dollar Cricketer

Back to Bangladesh comments on the Bangladeshi cricket star Mashrafee's remuneration, who recently was “sold” to an Indian outfit for $600,000 in an auction: “The amount may not be much...

Barbados: Blogger/Writer

Barbados-based B.C. Pires has “become interested in the connection between blogging and writing.”

Philippines: Chess to be taught in schools

Jhay supports the inclusion of chess in the school curriculum of the Philippines.

Cuba: A Look at Sports Blogs

Sports form a large part of the Cuban identity and many blogs have been emerging on the island to discuss the topic. Even though there is a lack of comments...

Caribbean: WI Cricket Website

West Indies Cricket Blog thinks that “the official website of the West Indies Cricket Board…is now a waste of space on the world wide web. An embarrassment and a disgrace…”

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