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 Afghans such as a women in prison, poverty and political tensions. Baktash Siawash, a Kabul-based journalist and blogger writes [en]...
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 might have been some logic as to why Ms. Peer was not allowed to play, at least in some circles,...
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 billion dollars' worth. The potential fallout for West Indies cricket appears to be concerning Caribbean bloggers as much as the economic ramifications.
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 Indies and England.
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 compared to what Western sports stars make, but here it is staggering.”
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 and reader participation, they still serve a purpose especially to provide sporting information about the Cuban provinces. This article by Yudivián Almeida Cruz of Bloggers Cuba takes a look at some of these blogs.
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…”