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· March, 2009

Stories about Sport from March, 2009

Iran:Iranian football coach sacked

Several Iranian sites and bloggers reported that Ali Daei, Iranian national football coach was sacked after Iran suffered a humiliating 2-1 defeat against Saudi Arabia in its fifth World Cup...

Vietnam: Motorbike stunts

Young “street artists” are performing their dangerous motorbike stunts in the streets of Vietnam.

Guyana: Don't Get Fooled Again

Guyana-Gyal blogs about Allen Stanford, issuing this piece of advice she learned from a friend: “Beware of those with sugar-tongue and oily lips.”

Trinidad & Tobago: Pompoms

“I thought for a second I was hallucinating. Like I think I’m hallucinating when I hear some wild rumour that Papa Patos wants to invoke the Terrorism Act during the...

Morocco: Olympian Said Aouta Sacked

According to the Daily Maghreb, former Olympic champion Said Aouta has been fired from his position as technical athletics director.

Barbados, Trinidad & Tobago: Don't Worry, Be Happy

“When a really uptight person marries another who is way laidback, we who attend the wedding always make the optimistic assumption that the uptight person will learn to relax a...

Indian Premier League Cricket In Africa?

Srikanth Mangalam at i3j3Cricket is outraged at the news that this years Indian Premier League Cricket will be played in South Africa: “Yes, all this drama regarding security is all...

Afghanistan: Buzkashi National Game

Nasim Fekrat tells about Buzkashi (“goat grabbing”), the national sport of Afghanistan.

Jamaica: Mind Games

From Jamaica, Girl With a Purpose wonders whether the English and Wales Cricket Board is playing “mind games” with the West Indies.

Guyana: The English are Coming

“…plenty visitors from Engerland is here for cricket, and to be hospitable, we the people must speak in a way that they can understand”: Guyana-Gyal is practicing her English.

Argentina: Xenophobia in the Football Stands

Rivalries in Argentine football can become quite heated. The battles on the field often spill over into the stands, as club supporters clash with one another. It is not always...

Jamaica: Windies Winners?

Have the West Indies transformed themselves into a winning cricket team following their 20/20 victory over England? Jamaica's Girl With a Purpose is “cautiously optimistic”.

Dominican Republic: Upset at World Baseball Classic by Dutch Team

The 2nd edition of the World Baseball Classic tournament is underway and features Major League baseball players representing traditional baseball powers like the the Dominican Republic whose roster was filled...

Jamaica: Congrats, Windies!

Blogging from Jamaica, Girl With a Purpose congratulates the West Indies cricket team on winning their first test series in five years.

Fiji: Rugby, politics and democracy

People in Fiji are slowly coming to grips with the fact the nation’s Rugby sevens team could not defend its World Cup title because it was beaten by upstart Kenya...

Venezuela: New Stadium in Libya to be Named After Chavez

The newest football stadium in Benghazi, Libya is being named after Venezuelan president Hugo Chávez writes Venezuela News and Views.

Sri Lanka: Let Us Not Speculate

J. Krishnamurti at Going Global refutes all the speculations regarding the attack on the Sri Lankan cricket team: “I'm trying to tell you folks to calm down a bit and...

Australia: Reactions to “Cricket Terror”

Cricket, that shared legacy of British colonialism, has taken centre stage in Australian blogs following the terror attack in Lahore. This terror attack has taken bushfires off the front pages...

St. Vincent & the Grenadines: Attack in Pakistan

Blogging from St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Abeni is horrified by the news of the attack on the Sri Lankan cricketers, saying: “The cricketing terrorism that I know is usually...

Sri Lanka: LTTE was not behind

London, Lanka and drums reminds those who speculate that the LTTE is behind the attack on Sri Lankan cricketers in Lahore: “The Sri Lankan cricket team is a phenomenon, possibly...

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