Stories about Sport from January, 2010
"David knows kung fu and he’s Googled you!," begins a post by Thomas Mlambo about suprises at the 2010 Africa Cup of Nations where Malawi was able to destroy Fifa 2010 World Cup qualifier Algeria 3-0 on the second day of the tournament.
Football is very popular in Vietnam. Every time Vietnam wins in international competitions, it generates a lot of excitement, and traffic, in big cities.
Godo Chillida published a photo reportage on the final day of the Tokyo Grand Sumo Tournament. The photographer captured intense pictures of the wrestlers and the decisive match.
Dina says that it is so far a successful season start for the Kazakh tennis players with their solid performance in Perth during the Hopman Cup.
Spring Of Autumn reports that the Cable Operators Association of Pakistan will not show any match of Indian Premier League (IPL) cricket because they felt that Pakistani players were deliberately excluded from the tournament.
Toujours pas sages from Bamako, Mali and elsewhere share [Fr] everything you wish to know about the Soccer African Cup of Nations on CAN 2010, a blog created for the occasion by members of French Lingua team Boukary Konate and Claire Ulrich. The blog enables you to follow the games...
The Acorn comments that “it was wrong to leave Pakistani cricketers out” of the Indian Premier League (IPL) at the IPL international players’ auction.
This year Africa’s in the sports arena for all the right reasons. First to shine the spotlight is definitely the Confederation of Africa's (CAF) African Cup of Nations being held in Angola which is just a stone’s throw away from South Africa, which hosts the World Cup in June later on this year.
Togo's national football team has been formally disqualified from the African Cup of Nations following Friday's deadly attack on the team's convoy in Cabinda, a region of Angola long troubled by separatist violence. With plenty of criticism for the Angolan government and African football officials, Togolese bloggers ask hard questions about the tragedy.
The Peruvian National Chess Team is facing a ban because of unpaid debts to the International Federation, negatively affecting young chess players, who have been serving as an inspiration for their accomplishments.
Four West African neighbours were drawn to play in group “B” of the African Cup of Nations, which pundits called the “group of death”: ‘The group of death referred to football rivalry. Now, it means real death,” writes George Fominyen following the attack on the Togolese national team.
Get live feed of the African Cup of Nations taking place in Angola: “For those who wish to watch African Cup of Nations 2010 online, there will be some sports online streaming sites which will provide live feed of the soccer games for free.”
The Sahara Marathon is an international sport event to demonstrate solidarity with the Saharawi people and this year celebrates its 10th anniversary. Many dedicated bloggers wrote about it to promote the event in different languages and even created blogs for this purpose.
Thoughts on the Road says that while there might be a military stalemate between Armenia and Azerbaijan still locked into a state of war over the disputed territory of Nagorno Karabakh, chess teams from the two countries this week met to compete against each other in the World Chess Championship...
In part two of a three-part summary of the year in citizen media in Madagascar, Mialy Andriamananjara takes a look at May to November, which saw more protests, the boycott of Andry Rajoelina at the UN, the strength of Malagasy citizen media, and a devastating toxic spill.
Guatezona [es] runs down the nominations for the Best Guatemalan Athlete for 2009, and which includes competitors from sports such as cycling, taekwondo, as well as the popular sport of football.