· July, 2009

Stories about Sport from July, 2009

Jamaica: Doping Athletes?

  30 July 2009

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

  30 July 2009

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

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

  20 July 2009

“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”.

Jamaica: Time for Arbitration?

  15 July 2009

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

  14 July 2009

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

  13 July 2009

“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...

Jamaica: Women Needed

  9 July 2009

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.

Nicaragua: The Passing of Alexis Argüello

  6 July 2009

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

  6 July 2009

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...

Jamaica: Powell's Time?

  1 July 2009

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.

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