Stories about Sport from February, 2010
Sylwia Presley reviews real-time reactions of the Polish fans who were cheering for Justyna Kowalczyk, the Polish cross country skier who won the first gold for Poland at the Vancouver Olympics on Feb. 27.
Lanka Rising comments on the issue of accents and the speakers of English as a second language: “Cricket was Englishmen’s, but now we play better cricket so that now they follow us. Can not we do the same with English language? Yes we can.”
Santosh at Über Desi informs that Indian cricketing legend “Sachin Tendulkar became the first batsman to score 200 in a one day international match against South Africa earning him 3 different spots on Twitter trends.”
The Ivanov Report analyzes the Western media response to the Russian prime minister's “Vancouver Olympics quote/misquote” and concludes: “Attaching his name to a piece of ‘analysis’ helps sell this questionable product as efficiently as attaching the name of another celebrity to a product that consumers would be reluctant to buy...
From Barbados, Allegiance blogs about the possibilities for a regional cricket sector: “The idea is not for Government to throw money at cricketers or to interfere with the rules of the game. It is about building an industry in which we appear to have a competitive advantage.”
South Asia Fair informs that Indian news channels and media “have decided to boycott the 3rd edition of the Indian Premier League 2010 after both parties failed to reach a consensus for their differences.”
“Pakistan is the most well kept secret golfing destination as it has some of the most spectacular courses that are open year round,” – informs Imran H. Khan at All Things Pakistan.
For the Dutch, the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver started with a very important race: the men's 5000 metres speed skating. Everyone expected Dutch favourite Sven Kramer to win the gold.
News about the tragic death of Georgian luger Nodar Kumaritashvili a few hours before the opening of the 2010 Winter Olympics broke out just after midnight on a Georgian forum. Twitter users also weighed in with their response to a death which many considered could have been avoided.
China’s football (soccer) team beat South Korea by 3-0 in the East Asian Men’s Football Championship in Tokyo on Wednesday. The victory created a storm of euphoria among China’s sports fans and netizens, as South Korea stood at the heart of Chinese football’s decades of embarrassment, corruption and failures. For...
Anand Rao at Mind Sparks posts some pictures of the Mahalakshmi Derby in Mumbai with interesting captions.
After recent dominance by other teams in the Winter Baseball League in the Dominican Republic, the Leones del Escogido captured their first league title since 1992. They also moved onto compete in the Caribbean Series, where they also brought home the title.
YardFlex.com reports that Usain Bolt and Veronica Campbell-Brown are “the only Jamaican and Caribbean athletes” who made the prestigious Track and Field News magazine's Athletes of the Decade list.
Cricket icon Brian Lara's house is burgled and tickets to the upcoming Beyoncé concert stolen, prompting Trinidad and Tobago girls, politics, sports, technology, carnival, and lifestyle to comment: “Brian Lara's company, Lay Management, was controversially awarded the contract to construct the massive stage for the concert, but the question on...
In the early morning of January 25, Paraguayan footballer Salvador Cabañas was shot in the head during an altercation in a Mexico City bar bathroom. Although he is slowly recovering, there are still a lot of unanswered questions.
Damascene Jasmin [AR] writes about Syria's first international marathon. Damascus marathon is planned for April 16, to commemorate Syria's independence day (April 17).
The Egyptian football team beat Ghana in the African Cup of Nations' final match, and achieved its third consecutive championship. This is also Egypt's seventh championship since the launch of the tournament in the 50's. Bloggers join the rest of the country in celebrating the achievement.
Siberian Light reports that the Renault F1 team has signed Vitaly Petrov – “the first ever Russian to race in F1″ – as the second driver for the 2010 season.
Roberto Suárez of the blog Cuba en Fotos [es] posts some of his photographs of what happens outside of Cuban boxing rings.
Pakistani bloggers like Adil Najam and Teeth Maestro are condemning the ball tampering incident of the Pakistan cricket player Shahid Afridi.