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· April, 2009

Stories about Sport from April, 2009

Mexico: Cancellation of Important Football Matches Due to Swine Flu

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...

India: The Fake IPL Blogger

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...

Kazakhstan: Cadres decide everything

“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,...

Cuba: National Football Team to Skip Gold Cup

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”...

Saudi Arabia: Support for fatwa prohibiting “immoral” women's sports clubs

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....

Kazakhstan: Team Astana in Trouble

KZBlog reports that cycling team Astana, which includes stars like Lance Armstrong, Contador and Leipheimer, has been having financial issues.

Bahrain: Sunni v. Shi'i Basketball

Bahraini blogger Ali Abdulemam writes about a basketball match with Sunni fans on one side and Shi'i the other.

Japan: Chalk Drawing of Ichiro Suzuki

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.

Korea: Soccer Game between Korea and Korea.

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...

Kazakhstan: Denis Ten’s brilliant debut

Dina reports that a 15-year old Kazakhstani has competed in his first World Figure Skating championship in Los Angeles, entering the top 10.

Bolivia: Unlikely and Historic 6-1 Win Over Argentina

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...

Japan: Tokyo Marathon 2009

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...

Taiwan: Ganbade, Taiwanese Baseball Players in Japan

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...

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