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· August, 2010

Stories about Sport from August, 2010

Taiwan: Learn Wing Chun with blog

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.

Pakistan: Another Match Fixing Scandal

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...

Japan: iPads in the Sumo stables

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...

South Korea: Controversy Overshadows Woman Climber’s World Record

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...

Ghana: Is Mario Balotelli Italian or Ghanaian?

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...

South Korea: Kim Yuna, the Star Figure Skater Parted Ways With Her Coach

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...

China: Riot police beat up Henan football fans

China Hush has collected online video and photo materials on the riot police action against Henan football fans on 18 of August.

Ghana: Footbal star ventures into music

The Ghanaian football star Asamoah Gyan has become the first footballer to venture into hiplife music.

Sierra Leone: Sierra Leonean Kansas City Wizards soccer star

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...

Bolivia: Encouraging Street Children to Skateboard

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,...

Ghana: The boy Barwuah who became the man Balotelli

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...

Russia: Blogger Accredited for 2010 Youth Olympics

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].

Trinidad & Tobago: Fan Mail

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...

Angola: Karpov, Kasparov to visit Angola

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...

Venezuela: Parkour in Caracas

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...

Paraguay: Salvador Cabañas Using Guaraní To Express Himself

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...

Peru: Markarián Hired to Lead National Football Team

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"...

Lebanon: Hiking from Rachaya Al Wadi to Ain Ata

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.

Japan: Boat racing on Edogawa river

Lee at Tokyo Times documented through photos [en] the annual boat race (kyotei) [en] on Edogawa river, in Tokyo.

Côte d’Ivoire: Former Olympique de Marseille Great Didier Wacouboué Passed Away

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...

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