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· June, 2009

Stories about Sport from June, 2009

South Africa: To vuvuzela or not to vuvuzela?

Discussions about the popular instrument called the vuvuzela blown by South African football fans have dominated the blogosphere since the beginning of Confederations Cup 2009 in South Africa, which ended...

India, Pakistan: Diplomacy Lesson From A Tennis Duo

Kalsoom at CHUP! – Changing Up Pakistan highlights the bond between the India-Pakistan Tennis duo Aisam ul-Haq Qureshi and Prakash Armitraj who are playing together in the Wimbledon. They are...

Russia: Crackdown on casinos and gambling

Eternal Remont discusses the Russian government's current crackdown on the country's casinos and gambling industry.

Israel/Palestine: Travels With A Surfboard

Jesse Aizenstat is an American surfer who has been visiting Israel and Palestine – and he has carried his surfboard everywhere: “Walk from the Jerusalem bus station to the Muslim...

Pakistan: Cricket Diversity

Cricket is more than a game in Pakistan and is played everywhere; on the streets, on a beach, on varandah, on the roof and what not! Owais Mughal at All...

Jamaica, Barbados: Updates on H1N1

Yardflex.com says 19 Jamaicans have been infected with the H1N1 virus, while Barbados Underground cautions that Swine Flu can't be blamed for everything.

Czech Republic: No Olympics in Prague

Due to the economic crisis, Prague has abandoned plans to host the 2016 Olympics, CzechFolks.com reports.

Pakistan: Cricket On Twitter Trending

Teeth Maestro reports that some Pakistani bloggers launched an e-rally using Twitter in support of their national Team in the Twenty20 World Cup Final. The result was evident as #PakCricket...

Belarus: A game of pointed questions

LJ user Devushka iz vostoka [RUS] asks for directions for this summer's first game of “Tochka”. The question may seem as a paradox, as directions is really what this game...

Bahrain: Female Lifeguards?

Following a tragedy in which a child drowned, Bahrain Taxi has concluded that the fact that family groups prefer not to use male lifeguards means that Bahraini women should train...

Bahrain: Making Changes

This week two Bahraini bloggers announced their intention to make some changes in their life: Flymenian has a new routine, and Mahmood wants to lose weight.

Caribbean: Following the path of the Caribs

Since the beginning of 2009, French West Indians have questioned their identity, their national heritage and their present-day situation in different ways. Kintamingo Ema, a Martinican blog, presents an initiative...

Kazakhstan: The road ahead is murky for “Astana” cycling team

Dina says that the latest news about “Astana” cycling team – the pride of Kazakhstan's elite – are still about its financial problems, which have been haunting the team since...

Confederation Cup: Egypt beats World Champions Italy in Football Victory

Egypt moved closer to reaching the semi-finals of the Confederation Cup after a famous 1-0 win over Italy, the world champions. After the match, many Egyptians took to the streets...

India: Failure Is Not An Option

India, the defending champion, was out of this year's Twenty20 World Cup cricket tournament early. No wonder the cricket crazy nation is buzzing with the discussion “what went wrong”. Blogbharti...

South Africa: Bafana needed Bernard Parker

The Supersport commentator and blogger, Mlambo, writes about the Confederations Cup 2009 in South Africa: “The new no 17 Bernard Parker’s 20th minute goal and 12 minutes later dazzling run...

Iran:'Football players support protest movement’

IranRiggedelect twittered that BBC reported that ‘six members of the Iranian football team have used a televised match to protest about the presidential election result. They were wearing green wristbands,...

Burkina Faso: Rugby Star From Burkina Faso

Do you know the rugby hero from Burkina Faso? “Burkina Faso is not usually known for its success at rugby. However…In France's 22-27 defeat of the All Blacks in New...

Kazakhstan: Football Mission Impossible

Dina reports that the England national football team’s arrival to Almaty, Kazakhstan, brought obvious excitement, but the final score was below expectations of the fans.

Jamaica: Sportsman of the Year

Abeng News Magazine reports that Jamaica's Usain Bolt has been voted World Sportsman of the Year.

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