Stories about Sport from August, 2009
Tour de Timor has 300 registered competitors, 50 International volunteers and thousands of Timorese volunteers. The race was organized to promote peace.
Girl With a Purpose wonders “what's next for Jamaica's athletic program” following the team's success at the recent World Championships: “What a fitting tribute it would be…for [our athletes] to have world-class training equipment and facilities…”
“What good is it to glean several medals, to ride the wave of national camaraderie and unity for a few days, only to be bogged down once again by the crushing weight of national issues, such as crime, corruption, and economic chaos?”: Jamaican blogger Life, Unscripted, on the Rock wonders...
Laura Dekker from the Netherlands is 13 years-old and wants to sail around the world alone to break a world record, but the Dutch Child Welfare Council have taken legal action to stop her.
BeachLime.com laments the fact that “Bermuda cricket has fallen to new lows.”
Dina reports that Kazakh sports fans celebrated the end of two-year suspension of famous cyclist Alexandre Vinokourov.
KZBlog reports that after a period of financial difficulties, Team Astana released a statement that Alberto Contador, the two-time Tour de France winner, will stay in the team for one more year.
Jomhoriyat writes [fa] that hundreds of young people carried green flags and wore green t-shirts in football stadiums in Isfahan and Shiraz. The green colour is the symbol of Iranian protest movement.
Caster Semenye, a young South African runner who recently won a gold medal at the World championships in Berlin has been thrown into the spotlight, and not due to her victory but rather her gender. The question is: Is Caster Semenye a man or a woman? In this post we are summarising bloggers' reaction to the controversy.
Should the former member of Nigerian national team, Austin Okocha return to the team? “I can't believe we are actually having a nationwide debate on the merits or otherwise of having former skipper Austin Okocha return to the Super Eagles!”
Girl With a Purpose says: “Jamaicans got the biggest, most pleasant surprise of the World Championships…when Brigitte Foster-Hylton came first in the finals of the women's 110m Hurdles.”
Barbadian diaspora blogger Jdid has a message for the mainstream sports media: “I'm sorry Sports Illustrated and ESPN but the biggest story this weekend was Bolt's 9.58 seconds not Tiger losing some golf tournament.”
In last June, when Pakistan won the world Twenty20 cup championship beating Sri Lanka in the final, the fans were overwhelmed with joy. However, their recent tour in Sri Lanka proved a disaster irking many cricket loving bloggers.
On the heels of Usain Bolt's record-breaking time at the World Championships, Caribbean bloggers pay tribute to the outstanding performance of the female Jamaican track and field athletes, while Havana Times is pleased to report that “Cuba’s female triple jumpers gave the island its first two medals at the Berlin...
Olympic gold medalist and world record holder in the 100 and 200 meter events, Jamaican Usain Bolt, sprinted to an even more impressive victory this past weekend at the IAAF World Championships in Berlin, clocking 9.58 seconds to beat his own record. Regional bloggers are in a celebratory mood.
Mac of El Rincón No Poético [es] is not impressed by Mexico's 2-0 football win against the United States. He would be content if the win would solve some of Mexico's problems such as defeating narcotrafficking or speeding up work on the Metro's Line 12.
Iriegal reports that all 5 Jamaican track and field athletes have now been cleared of charges “after the country's anti-doping panel failed to determine whether the banned substance was on the prohibited list”, while Abeng News Magazine interviews Veronica Campbell-Brown, who will seek to defend her world title at the...
José Rafael Sosa gives a thumbs up to the movie “Sugar,” [es] which chronicles the life of a young baseball player from the Dominican Republic trying to make it in the United States.
More confusion in Jamaican athletics – Girl With a Purpose comments: “It's a downright disgrace when as a people…we can't solve our own problems and have to depend on an international entity to knock some sense into our brains.”
Girl With a Purpose reports that a disciplinary panel has cleared the four male Jamaican athletes of doping charges.