Stories about Sport from April, 2009
Esta Maraña de Contradicciones [es] writes that she is worried about the swine flu spread in Mexico City because two important football matches were cancelled. Considering how important the sport is to many, then the problem must be very serious.
Arnab of Random Thoughts of a Demented Mind comments on the fake IPL blogger, who has created a lot more buzz in India than the original IPL (Indian Cricket Premier League) itself.
“Cadres decide everything” – this expression of Josef Stalin is widely quoted by the Kazakhstanis when they discuss new appointments in the government, which usually doesn't feature much new faces, coming down to “reshuffling” of the old “deck”. Megakhuimyak notes [ru]: [Russia's president] Medvedev replaces governors and creates his own...
Even though it qualified, the Cuban national football team will not participate in the Gold Cup to be held in the United States in July because of “technical and organizational” reasons according to the Association, writes Miguel Gómez of Mi Columna Deportiva [es]. However, one commenter notes that the reason...
Writing on Arabic online forum Al Saha Abu Marmesh applauds a new fatwa (religious edict) by a Saudi scholar which bans women only health and sports club in Saudi Arabia. “We have to stand together against all those who try to abuse our girls and women,” he writes.
KZBlog reports that cycling team Astana, which includes stars like Lance Armstrong, Contador and Leipheimer, has been having financial issues.
Bahraini blogger Ali Abdulemam writes about a basketball match with Sunni fans on one side and Shi'i the other.
WBC afterglow? A video of a portrait of Ichiro Suzuki drawn with sidewalk chalk by artist Phil Hansen has recently been making the rounds in the Japanese blogosphere.
For the 2010 World Cup of South Africa, there was a preliminary game in South Korea. The appointed teams were North Korea and South Korea. After the game, bloggers share their feelings.
Dina reports that a 15-year old Kazakhstani has competed in his first World Figure Skating championship in Los Angeles, entering the top 10.
With head coach Diego Maradona and his squad of superstars in La Paz to face Bolivia in a World Cup qualifying football match, it was expected to be another easy victory for Argentina ranked 6th in the world. However, it was the Bolivian team that shocked the entire continent with at the unexpected 6-1 victory bringing about renewed hope and faith in the national team.
Tokyo Marathon 2009, the largest marathon event in Japan, was held on March 22nd. It felt like everyone in Tokyo knew someone who was competing or had wanted to, and with 226,378 applicants for 30,000 spots, that might not have been too far from the truth. Tokyo Marathon's official website...
Today is the first day of a new baseball season in Japan Professional Baseball League(Nippon Pro Yakyu), 天聲禧語(Heavenly voices and joyful words) lists all Taiwanese baseball players playing in Japan and cheers them on.