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 to work out your aggressions.”
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 about “this cricket thing”.
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 needs to know the truth behind this current impasse.”
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 compatriot Barbados Underground adds: “In light of the illogical decisions in recent years exhibited by the WIBC and WIPA, the...
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 direction; it merely reflects where we are as a people. And we’re in a mess”: From Barbados, B.C. Pires examines...
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 meeting UEFA-criteria.
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 round.
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, who are prudent, business and financially savvy, with guts, and who can get things done.”
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 was to set off for Ukrainian Sevastopol.
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 marches, he recalls hearing his grandmother speak very highly of the boxer.
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 to their Saturday overnight score of 239 for 6, thereby avoiding the follow-on. Vice-captain Jimmy Kamande batted sensibly to make...
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 trees and flowers.” Where is she? Saudi Arabia!
Jamaica: Powell's Time?
Jamaica's Girl With a Purpose predicts that Asafa Powell will give Bolt and Gay a run for their money in the 100m at the Berlin World Championships this August.