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 Sweden.
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 were summoned to a large auditorium at the Working People’s Culture Palace and were forced to blame their coach in...
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 blogger.
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 cricket on his retirement day.
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 complicated topic, dealing with hostile ethnic stereotypes, crime, police corruption and Russian subcultures, has generated nearly 7,000 comments, tweets and blog posts.
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 cameras for surveillance of protesters by the police.
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 by the epidemic,” writes Bev Clark at Kubatana blogs.
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 4th in the 2010 FIFA World Cup. Agarrate Montevideo [es] posts a couple of pictures of the event, and links...
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 of the final match. The funny images can be found here, here, here and here and a website was also...
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 of the famous Brazilian spiritist medium Chico Xavier.
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 sorrow and deep sadness.”
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 of Kubatana blogs in Zimbabwe.
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 ZiMafia, Zimbabwe's Worst Eleven.
South Africa: South Africa rocked 2010 FIFA World Cuo
South Africa rocked the 2010 FIFA World Cup: “The opening ceremony was incredible as was the closing ceremony last night. But before I climb in to the praise and ask for some public apologies let me run through my World Cup experience.”