Stories about Sport from 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.
The 2010 FIFA World cup is knocking at the doors. While People around the world are talking about this Word Cup, a few Bangladeshi bloggers are reminiscing about the previous ones.
What's overshadowing the Lebanese municipal elections? Free Thinking Lebanon blames football for stealing its thunder.
Many South African companies are planning to profit from the 2010 FIFA World Cup. However, more and more are finding it difficult to play by the rules of ambush marketing and FIFA's strict copyright laws.
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.
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.”
“More than 6.175 grams of gold: that’s what it weighs, the prize that the African jujus are aiming to claim this summer in South Africa. Africa has a reputation for being the continent where black magic is an inseparable part of sport, certainly where the sport of sports is concerned,”...
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.
Football war in Rwanda?: “Congolese players run amok at Kigali Amahoro Stadium and Rwanda expels team from country.”
Sean shares a video of the best 2010 World Cup commercial he has seen so far.
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.
It is always the fun bit that we focus on when thinking about major world tournaments. There is the other side, which has corporate gurus and the business world talking.
If you are going to South Africa to watch the 2010 FIFA World Cup, you should probably be prepared to meet 40,000 prostitutes from around the world who are expected to flock to South Africa...well, that is if you believe in rumours!
Letras Alteñas [es] posts photos of the new coliseum that is being built in the Senkata neighborhood of El Alto, Bolivia.
Côte d'Ivoire and Ghana will be the two nations representing the West African region at the World Cup 2010 in South Africa. For the first time, the World Cup will be hosted on African soil and therefore will provide tremendous incentives for African nations to excel on the brightest of...
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.
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.
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.
Pestiside.hu reports that UEFA “has threatened to take away the four [Euro 2012] sites from Ukraine, and move two to Poland and two to Germany or yes, Hungary.”
Football (soccer) fans are preparing for the FIFA World Cup in South Africa next month, but right now another football World Cup is going on – in Gaza.
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!