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· May, 2010

Stories about Sport from May, 2010

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South Africa: Rugby Playing Its Part in Transformation

  29 May 2010

Sport is still largely split along racial lines in South Africa. Football is considered a non-white sport and rugby is considered by many to be a game played by white South Africans. There have been many attempts at transforming these attitudes, but this year’s rugby Super 14 has proved to be the most significant step in nation building.

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South Africa: The World Cup is Coming to Grahamstown

  26 May 2010

This year in Grahamstown, South Africa, the World Cup coincides with the annual National Arts Festival, which is expected to increase tourism and opportunities for residents. Citizen journalists from the Grocott's Mail have examined many of these issues and how they will impact their local community.

Africa: Celebrating Africa Day

  25 May 2010

South African blogger Zamo Nkatshu writes a post in celebration of Africa Day: “This year’s theme focuses on building and maintaining peace in Africa through sport. So let us then celebrate and rally behind the six African teams (The Six Pack) which will represent the continent during the World Cup.”

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Eto'o's Success Lifting Cameroon ‘s Hope

  24 May 2010

After the success of his Italian club Inter Milan in the UEFA European Champions League, Cameroonian football star Samuel Eto'o is the toast of the town and his country. Cameroonian bloggers are proud of the accomplishment of their star player and hope that the momentum of his success can carry on for Cameroon at the World Cup.

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South Africa: Build up to the World Cup

  21 May 2010

With 20 days left to the the greatest spectacle showcasing the “beautiful game” in South Africa, there has been a lot of preparation going on behind the scenes and a lot of talk in the South African blogosphere on various issues surrounding the World Cup.

India: Twitter Fan Frenzy

  18 May 2010

Indian cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar recently created a fan frenzy by joining Twitter. “Within the first 24 hours, he got almost 80,000 followers,” reports Gauravonomics. Sachin has more than 300,000 fans now.

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Levant: Bloggers start warming up for World Cup 2010

The World Cup will kick off in about three weeks and bloggers across the Levant have already been busy using their keyboards and camera shutters trying to capture the hysteria that engulfs the world once every four years. Anas Qtiesh brings us the reactions of Syrian and Lebanese bloggers in this post.

How to Follow the World Cup in South Africa Online

  17 May 2010

J.L. Orihuela in Blog eCuaderno has published quite a [es]  handy list of resources for anyone wishing to follow the 2010 World Cup of soccer in South Africa online.  Videos, blogs, twitter, mass media and aggregators make the list a must-have for soccer fans.

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South Africa: It’s Time to Diski

  7 May 2010

There are many official tags, tokens and logos that define sporting events around the globe. This year’s 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa is no different. We have the official FIFA logo, the official FIFA mascot, the official FIFA trademarks and now – the official dance!

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