Stories about Sport from December, 2009
Curacao: Kayaking through Caribbean
Repeating Islands blogs about an activist from Curaçao, who “has paddled more than 1600 kilometres in a kayak to raise awareness for the environment.”
Impressions of Southeast Asian Games in Laos
Cambodia-based blogger Andy Brouwer shares his impressions on the recently concluded Southeast Asian Games held in Laos.
Brazil: 100-year-old grandma realises parachute dream
It is never too late to achieve a dream, and a Brazilian granny has proved the cliché true. At the age of 100, she enjoys dancing, swimming, running, playing volleyball, basketball, football and now, parachute jumping.
South Africa: On match fixing scandal
Thomas discusses the report submitted to the South African Football Association about match fixing scandal in South African soccer.
A group of Lebanese bloggers decided to draw smiles on the faces of underprivileged kids by getting them toys for Christmas. Fun(d)raising is the name of their project and they're doing it the fun way.
Jamaica: The Good and the Bad
The good and the bad: The Phoenix in a Gas House reports that dancehall artist Buju Banton has been officially indicted for cocaine possession, while Letter From Jamaica is pleased that Usain Bolt is a runner-up in TIME magazine's Person of the Year.
Uganda/Kenya: Kenya's embarrassing loss to Uganda
Chemosit writes about Uganda's cricket victory over Kenya: “For Kenyan fans hoping that their side would bounce back from an embarrassing first up loss to Uganda, the second 20-20 match held yesterday proved to be a disappointment.”
Laos: 25th SEA Games Opening Ceremony
Youtube video clips were uploaded showing the opening ceremonies of the 25th Southeast Asian Games in Laos
Laos: First gold medal in 25th SEA Games
Sao Darly praises Soukthavy Panyasit, the first gold medalist for Laos at the 25th Southeast Asian Games in Vientiane, Laos.
Laos: 25th SEA Games updates
Sao Darly shares links related to the 25th Southeast Asian Games in Laos.
Jamaica: Testing the Windies
“Well, well, well, what was previously thought to be impossible in international cricket, actually happened, today”: Jamaica's Girl With A Purpose congratulates the West Indies cricket team on drawing the second test match with Australia.
Africa: Can Africa benefit from the World Cup?
Bankelele shows how Africa can benefit from the World Cup: “Back to the post, so besides global giants like Sony and Coca Cola, what other opportunities are there for Kenyan and other African nations & companies?”
Serbia: Threats to B92's Journalist
Serbian journalist Brankica Stankovic, the author of a recent TV show about Belgrade's football hooligans, has been receiving serious threats, including via Facebook. Sinisa Boljanovic reviews the response in the Serbian blogosphere.
South Africa: Practice South African national anthem
Africa is not a country posts a video to help soccer fans practice the South African national anthem for the opening game of The World Cup June 11, 2010, in Johannesburg between South Africa vs Mexico: “Practice the national anthem. You have no excuse.”
Barbados: Tourism Weak?
As Barbados approaches Tourism Week, Living in Barbados notices that “many people seem confused about what is happening to this sector, which is a main earner of foreign exchange and provider of jobs in the economy.”
Trinidad & Tobago, Barbados: We are the Windies
B.C. Pires thinks that Roebuck and Berry, two well respected names in the cricket fraternity, are “simply wrong…in their contention that the West Indies national cricket team should be allowed…to splinter into its constituent island teams and have the smaller, purportedly more strongly motivated teams seek Test-playing status on their...
Jamaica: Cricket Combating Crime?
Jamaica Salt lauds Courteney Walsh for “using cricket to reach young people in 12 inner city communities and offenders in Jamaica’s prisons”, but wonders “Is it really a game that can be a real ambition for young inner city boys, for youth offenders?”