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· April, 2010

Stories about Sport from April, 2010

Africa: Trivializing African football

  30 April 2010

Is Coca Cola trivialiazing African football?: “Having stripped the Somalian singer K’Naan’s protest song, “Waving Flag” of any meaning, Coco Cola now sets about to trivialize African football history.”

India: Who Benefitted From IPL?

  30 April 2010

Lalit Modi, Chairman and Commissioner of the Indian Premier League (IPL) was recently sacked due to corruption charges. Devendra Sharma at Desicritics speaks up in Mr. Modi's defense citing his contributions and the list of beneficiaries who profited from IPL.

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India: Twittering Minister Forced To Resign

  23 April 2010

Indian Minister of State for External Affairs Dr. Shashi Tharoor was forced to resign from his post over allegations of corruption and misuse of office. He gained popularity and at the same time was often subject to controversy because of his open views on state affairs in his Twitter account (followed by over 738000 people).

Video: Discovering the Origins of a World Cup Song

  23 April 2010

You've probably heard the song, and Chief Boima of WFMU's Beware of the Blog in New Jersey decided to track down the origins of the “Waka Waka” song,  which is the 2010  FIFA World Cup Anthem to be sung by Shakira in South Africa.  Check out his post to see...

India: The IPL Cookie Is Crumbling

  21 April 2010

“The collapse of the Indian Premier League (IPL) pack of cards is identical to the unravelling of the Satyam fraud in 2009, from a media perspective. Namely, no media organisation—newspaper, magazine, TV station or internet website—saw it before it happened,” – opines Sans Serif.

India: Web Only TV Ads

  16 April 2010

Bhtanaturally analyzes that the Indian Premier League (IPL) cricket is helping web-only TV ads take shape in India.

Mexico: Chicharito Goes to Manchester United

  13 April 2010

Twenty-one year-old Mexican football sensation Javier “Chicharito” Hernández was recently signed by Manchester United notes Gancho, but he wonders whether he might not get enough playing time “if being parked at the end of a deep bench in England will take the edge off of Hernández's recent mojo.”

Paraguay: Naturalization of Foreign Footballers

  9 April 2010

There is a wave of naturalizations of foreign footballers in Paraguay, enabling them to play on the National Team. Carlos Rodríguez of Rescatar [es] does not agree with this, and also notes that there many other foreigners who want to put their immigration documents in order and must pay bribes...

India: IPL And Indian Entertainment Channels

  8 April 2010

Bhatnaturally informs that Hindi general entertainment channels have seen a 10.5 per cent drop in the overall share during the Indian Premier Leage (IPL cricket tournament) period this year. The blogger asks: “is IPL competition to Hindi TV channels?”

Brunei: Playing chess on Mt. Everest

  7 April 2010

Members of the Brunei Chess Federation plan to become the first Bruneians to set foot at the base camp of Mt. Everest. They also plan to play chess on the world's highest mountain.

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Colombia: South American Games a Success

  3 April 2010

The 9th version of the South American Games was recently held in Medellín, Colombia with the participation of athletes across the continent. Many local residents felt that the Games were a success and they hope for similar events in the future.

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Video: South American Games in Medellin, Colombia

  3 April 2010

These past two weeks were full of sport activities and celebration in Medellin, Colombia while the city hosted the IX South American Games (ODESUR) where different Latin American countries competed for medals in a variety of sports. Locals and visitors paused their routines to visit the facilities and watch the games.

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