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· July, 2010

Stories about Sport from July, 2010

Jamaica: Fastest Man Alive

“All is in place for a showdown featuring the three fastest men over 100 metres”: YardFlex.com is looking forward seeing the performance of Jamaican athletes in an upcoming meet in...

North Korean Football Team Reprimanded in Public

North Korea’s national football team were reprimanded in public for losing all of their matches in the FIFA World Cup, South Korea’s Chosun reported. According to the source, team members...

China: Karate Kid movie censored

In the latest Karate Kid movie, does Will Smith's kid kick Chinese butt or is he actually the one getting bullied? That depends where you watch it, writes the Shandongxifu...

Japan: Mob collusion soils the sumo ring

After the National Police decided to crack down on the connections between crime syndicates and sumo wrestlers, sumo fans question the image of sumo as a sacred sport.

Sri Lanka: Murali Became A Trending Topic In Twitter

Perambara reports that Sri Lankan star cricketer Muttiah Muralitharan became a trending topic in Twitter as Sri Lankan tweeps began congratulating the feat of claiming his 800th wicket in Test...

Sri Lanka: Bravo Murali!

“On the last day of his last test match, Sri Lankan bowler Muttiah Muralitharan picked up his 800th test wicket, an unprecedented feat,” celebrates Sepia Mutiny.

Russia: “Why Did They Kill Yuri Volkov?”

The murder of a TV journalist and football fan Yuri Volkov in the centre of Moscow on July 10, 2010, became a widely discussed event in the Russian blogosphere. A...

Puerto Rico: the CAC games begin

The Central American and Caribbean Games are under way in Puerto Rico. Gil the Jenius criticises the organisers for “mismanagement” and “incompetence”, and reports on the controversial use of hidden...

Paraguay: Prejudice in International Media During the World Cup

In Paraguay, the 2010 FIFA World Cup evidenced that Paraguayans had to look out for discrimination coming from the least expected source: international mainstream media from Brazil and Spain.

India: Sports Tourism

Raja Basu at Potpourri opines that the Indian government should aggressively promote and brand India as a potential ‘Sports Tourism’ destination.

Africa: Africa scores a goal when you stop HIV

“Africa Goal is an exciting and innovative project that harnesses the popularity of the football World Cup to address HIV and AIDS in the region of the World most effected...

Bangladesh: A DVD Featuring Bangladesh's Cricket Success

Bangladesh Corporate Blog sees the opportunity to market a DVD featuring important successes of Bangladesh cricket which can provide an excellent collection for numerous cricket lovers in Bangladesh.

Jamaica: U.K. Losing Out?

Girl With a Purpose wonders whether Usain Bolt's refusal to compete in the U.K. because of its steep tax laws will make the country amend its existing tax regime.

Uruguay: La Celeste is Received by Multitude in Montevideo

On Tuesday July 13, the Uruguayan football team traveled on a bus around Montevideo as fans took over the streets to congratulate and wave to the soccer stars which ended...

Brazil: Jokes and the World Cup Octopus

Many Brazilian bloggers started making jokes with the ability of an octopus named Paul to “predict” the results of many matches of the 2010 FIFA Wolrd Cup, incluiding the one...

Brazil: Medium Image represents the FIFA World Cup 2014?

Pierre Lucena comments on his blog Acerto de Contas [Getting even, pt] that there are similarities between the logo of the FIFA 2014 World Cup in Brazil and the image...

India: Multitasking And Lackluster Performance

Being Cynical at Desicritics question Indian's love of multitasking in every field and failure to achieve excellence in consequence.

Uganda: Silencing the vuvuzelas in Uganda

Silencing the vuvuzelas in Uganda: “So all things ended, we can have some quiet. In Uganda, it will not be just quiet that they will have, but one filled with...

Zimbabwe: Photo of ZiMafia magic bus

“We were recently sent this photograph of the Bling Bus, which has been ferrying the Zimafia – Zimbabwe’s Worst Eleven team around South Africa during the World Cup,” writes Amanda...

Zimbabwe: Zimbabwe won the World Cup!

“IN a shock press statement this morning, President Robert Mugabe announced to the world that his team, the ZIMafia “Worst Eleven”, had won the football world cup in Johannesburg,” writes...

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