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· November, 2009

Stories about Sport from November, 2009

Caribbean: Barath Shines

West Indian bloggers wax poetic about the amazing test century by cricketer Adrian Barath.

Egypt: A fine line between patriotism and chauvinism

The November 14 football match between Egypt and Algeria has turned into an ugly war and it got worse after Egypt's defeat on November 18 in Sudan. From the fury...

Algeria: An Open Letter to Egyptians

From a football match for a place in the South Africa World Cup in 2010 to a full fledged face off and diplomatic stand off, Egyptians and Algerians continue to...

Egypt: Where are the Algerian Intellectuals?

Egyptian blog Justice for All [Ar] asks: “Where are the intellectuals in Algeria when the nation wakes up..on curses? This is another reading to the question: Why do they hate...

Egypt: Egyptian Politics, Arab Nationalism and Football

What is the relationship between Egyptian politics, Arab nationalism and a football match? Egyptian Dalia Ziada sheds her thoughts on all those issues in this post.

Egypt: Football and Nationalism

The Arabist has more on football and nationalism in this post.

Egypt: Football isn't just a game

Maryanna Stroud Gabbani, who lives in Egypt, shares her two cents on the ‘action’ which followed the Algeria-Egypt football match, which saw Algeria qualify to the World Cup finals, being...

Jamaica: Celebrated Athletes

“It does my heart proud to see two Jamaican-based athletes cop the 2009 IAAF World Athlete of the Year Awards”: Girl With A Purpose congratulates Usain Bolt and Sanya Richards.

Kazkahstan: Astana Cycling Team Is Back to Life

KZBlog's post is about some good news about the cycling team Astana after losing two premier cyclists and a long period of doubt over funding.

Egypt: Alaa Mubarak for President?

Several names have been thrown in the pool of candidates for Egypt's 2011 presidential elections. Now a new name is being floated. Find out why Alaa Mubarak, the Egyptian President's...

Egypt: It's not the football

Writing at Not Green Data, Tarek Amr is not amused with the international media coverage following the Egypt-Algeria football match.

Algeria: Coverage ‘Written from Cairo’

Algerian The Moor Next Door takes a closer look at media coverage following the Algeria- Egypt matches which saw Algeria qualify to the World Cup in South Africa next year....

Egypt and Algeria: Much More Than a Football Match

Who would have believed that a football match could cause such tension between two nations? The trouble between Egypt and Algeria has now reached an unexpected level and many bloggers...

India: Straggler In Sports

Sandeep Bansal at Looking Beyond The Obvious explains why more than a billion people strong India is a straggler in sports.

India: Sachin Is Like A God

Greatbong at Random Thoughts Of A Demented Mind celebrates 20 years of outstanding contribution of Indian cricket celebrity Sachin Tendulkar. Sachin is much more than the most famous sportsman in...

Laos: Southeast Asia Games Village

Pictures of the 25th Southeast Asia Games Village in Laos were uploaded by Lao Voices

Egypt vs. Algeria: The Twitter Match

In much of the world, nothing is more unifying - or in some instances, more polarizing - than a football match. Egyptian and Algerian fans battled it off on Twitter...

Laos: Finswimming part of ASEAN games

In next month's Southeast Asian Games, there will be no sporting events for basketball, gymnastics and track cycling. But finswimming is included in the competition.

Egyptians! Algerians! Wake UP!

From ferocious marketing campaigns to Facebook wars, hacking, and owl burning, the November 14th match between Egypt and Algeria has turned into an ugly war. Marwa Rakha reports from the...

Egypt: One day before playing Algeria

Tension is building up over the decisive football match between Egypt and Algeria due to take place in Cairo on November 14. The encounter will determine which of the two...

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