Stories about Sport from August, 2010
Meow Asks Taipei(妙問台北) constantly shares her experiences[zht] of learning and practicing Wing Chun(詠春), a martial art originated from southern China, with detailed human figures and graphs drawn by herself.
Hamid Abbasi at Chowrangi is shocked by the news of another match fixing scandal of some players of the Pakistan cricket team and opines that “this is nothing less than a betrayal to the nation.”
Steven Sande at TUAW reports [en] on the reasons that induced the Japan Sumo Association to distribute iPads to the “big-fingered sumo-wrestlers”. He says the aim is to make the internal communication process smoother after the scandals that hit the association [en] recently.
South Korea's Oh Eun-sun is believed to be the first woman to have climbed the world's 14 highest mountains. One of her peaks was being disputed and bloggers have delved deeper into how this unseemly incident got formed from the start.
Is Mario Balotelli Ghanaian or Italian? That's the question that has created a heated debate online. Mario Barwuah Balotelli is a football striker playing for Manchester City and Italian national team. He was born to Ghanaian immigrants in Italy.
South Korea's figure skating queen and the gold medalist Kim Yuna split from her longtime coach. However, it seems like not a clean breakup. Suspicions are intensified as Yuna twitted “Would you please stop to tell a lie B? I know exactly what’s going on now and this is what...
China Hush has collected online video and photo materials on the riot police action against Henan football fans on 18 of August.
The Ghanaian football star Asamoah Gyan has become the first footballer to venture into hiplife music.
Vickie writes about Sierra Leonean football star Kei Kamara: “Back in July over 50,000 football fans watched Sierra Leone's Kei Kamara of the Kansas City Wizards score the winning goal for a 2-1 victory over Manchester United.”
The blog [es] for the Art and Culture Association of San Isidro in Bolivia shares pictures of an initiative to encourage children from the street to engage in urban sports, skateboarding specifically. The event also included a breakdancing workshop.
Nana writes about the Italian football star, Mario Balotelli, who was born Mario Barwuah in Italy to Ghanaian immigrants:”The Ghana Football Association (GFA), at some point, asked Mario to play for Ghana. The boy slammed the GFA by sarcastically puking he never heard of the country…”
Madina Kucheryavenko (aka LJ user ilgirino [RUS]) will become the first Russian blogger officially accredited for 2010 Youth Olympic Games [EN] after she won the special contest [RUS].
Nicholas Laughlin discovers a fan letter written to his grandfather, who reportedly “did what is supposed to have been the first live radio commentary on a cricket match in the West Indies, during an inter-colonial tournament at the Queen's Park Oval.”
Edwin Korir reports that the great Russian Chess masters, Antoli Karpov and Gary Kasparov are set to arrive in Angola in September to take part in a forum dubbed “The Development of Chess in Africa”.
Mitchele Vidal of the blog Imágenes Urbanas [es] has pictures of a group of teenagers practicing Parkour around a Metro station of Caracas, Venezuela. She asked them if the police ever told them to stop, and they said “this is a public place and we are practicing a sport.”
Paraguayan footballer Salvador Cabañas continues to recover from the bullet that is lodged in his brain after an altercation in a Mexico City bar. Carlos Rodríguez of Rescatar [es] notes that Cabañas has been reverting back to his mother tongue of Guaraní as a way of adapting after the injury,...
The Peruvian Football Federation recently hired Uruguayan coach Sergio Markarián to lead the national team towards the goal of qualifying for the 2014 World Cup. Markarían's nickname is the "Magician" and many think that it will take magic to turn the team's fortunes around.
Rami at +961 details his hike with footprints nature club, a 4-hour cross-hill trek from Rachaya to Ain Ata, Lebanon. Read more and see photos in this post.
Lee at Tokyo Times documented through photos [en] the annual boat race (kyotei) [en] on Edogawa river, in Tokyo.
Twitter users les3points and Menilmuche are sadden by the passing of Ivorian football player and former great Olympique de Marseille defender Didier Wacouboué [Fr]. His rising career was interrupted when doctors detected a malfunction in his brain.
Jake Adelstein reports [en] on the arrest of three yakuza members involved in the recent sumo scandal [en].