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· July, 2009

Stories about Sport from July, 2009

Jamaica: Doping Athletes?

Girl With a Purpose reports on five Jamaican track and field athletes “who have been found with traces of a banned substance in their urine.”

Lao SEA Games 2009

The 25th Southeast Asian Games will take place in Laos on December 9-18. Visit the official site of the games.

Myanmar: Importing athletes

New Mandala observes that football teams in Myanmar have been recruiting players from other countries.

Britain Brunei Running Festival

Gavin G from Brunei posted pictures of the 2009 Britain Brunei Running Festival.

Libya: Rugby anyone?

Rugby in Libya? Khadija Teri reposts an announcement and notes: “Nothing on the brochure is mentioned about gender… do females play Rugby? I guess this would be a good way...

St. Vincent & the Grenadines: Cricket Again

“Am I the only one who finds it amusing that WIPA has asked the Caribbean Govts to intervene in the cricket dispute?”: From St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Abeni blogs...

Kazakhstan: Astana dominates Tour de France

Dina writes that Kazakh cycling team Astana is back on stage after a series of financial problems and it is showing a solid performance in the French Grand Tour.

Taiwan: How Kaohsiung won the World Games

The World Games open in Kaohsiung today. Blogger Claudia Jean writes about how former Kaohsiung Mayor Frank Hsieh got the Games for Kaohsiung despite many obstacles.

Jamaica: Time for Arbitration?

From Jamaica, Girl With a Purpose thinks that the conflict between the West Indies Players Association and the West Indies Cricket Board “needs to go to arbitration…the West Indian public...

Barbados: Dark Day for Windies

Diaspora blogger Jdid is disheartened by the direction of West Indies cricket, saying: “Thank you WIPA and WICB for killing our cricket. You're both doing a bang up job!”, while...

Trinidad & Tobago, Barbados: Farce Meets Abject

“West Indies cricket is not a compass for but a barometer of the West Indian nation. The status and performance of the team does not point us in a new...

Poland: More trouble on the horizon for Euro 2012

Polandian directs attention to more trouble on the horizon for the Polish-Ukrainian joint hosting of the Euro 2012 soccer championships, namely the poor standard of Polish hotels not by far...

Kenya: Kenya's women volleyballers begin their campaign

Kenya's women volleyballers are set to begin their campaign to qualify for the World Volleyball championshipd today at Kasarain when they face Senegal in their first match. The match is...

Jamaica: Women Needed

In the context of the West Indies Cricket Team's strike, Jamaica's Girl With a Purpose humbly suggests that “the West Indies Cricket Board needs to include at least three women,...

Russia: Putin and the bikers part II

Voices from Russia translates extracts of and comments an article on Premier Putin's Moscow [Sic!] meetup with Russian bikers, taking time off from the recent Obama-Medvedev summit, as an MC-motorcade...

Russia: Putin and the bikers

LJ user drugoi posts pictures and comments [RUS] on Russian Premier's Putin visit to a massive MC-rally in Sevastopol.

Russian anthem wins soccer fan popularity contest

LJ user wladimirmger reports [RUS] that Russia's national anthem has scored the highest popularity ratings among soccer fans in a worldwide vote.

Nicaragua: The Passing of Alexis Argüello

From Nicaragua, Juan Ortega pays tribute to Alexis Argüello, a former boxing champion and politician [es], who recently passed away. Even though Ortega was too young to remember watching Argüello's...

Kenya: Kenya against Ireland in Intercontinental Cup

Kenya Cricket writes about Kenya's Intercontinental Cup match against Ireland: “Ireland yesterday (Sun) seized six points through a first innings lead of 73 after Kenya's last four wickets added 92...

Saudi Arabia: Enjoying The Outdoor Life In Aramco

Natasha Burge has just moved: “The dogs are SO happy with their daily two hour walks on the miles and miles of hiking trails here, through grassy fields surrounded by...

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