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· September, 2010

Stories about Sport from September, 2010

Ecuador: Former Football Referee Caught Smuggling Heroin to United States

Ecuadorians are devastated and surprised by news about one of their citizens: this past week, football referee Byron Moreno Ruales was caught trying to smuggle 6 kilos of heroin strapped...

South Korea:Korea Won the U-17 Women’s World Cup

South Korea won the U-17 Women's World Cup for the first time.Korea’s online media Pressian[kr] focused on women team’s humble beginning; it started out to boost cultural exchanges with North...

Southeast Asia: Blogging about Football

There are many football blogs in Southeast Asia that provide relevant news stories and updates about football matches and programs in the region. Here is a list of football blogs...

Japan: “Our Park” a documentary about Tokyo's Nike Miyashita Park

Directors Emil Langballe and Maria Samoto le Dous produced a documentary titled Our Park [en] about Tokyo's Miyashita Park [en], which is also called Nike Park [en] after sportswear multinational...

India: The Common ‘wealth’ Games ridiculed

South Asia Wired highlights some reactions from social media about the serious security lapses at the Commonwealth Game venues.

India: Inadequate Preparations For The Commonwealth Games

Being Cynical at Desicritics criticizes the inadequate preparations for the Commonwealth Games 2010 Delhi and discusses the controversy surrounding it.

Kazakhstan: Switzerland beaten in Davis Cup playoff

KZBlog visited the Davis Cup World Group playoffs last weekend in Astana, Kazakhstan, where Kazakh team has beaten Switzerland 5-0, dropping only 2 sets in 5 matches. He also shows...

USA and Ghana: The most powerful black men on twitter

Abena links to a list of the “100 Most Powerful Black Men on Twitter“, but is disappointed that so many of the names come from the entertainment industry. “Are black...

Argentina: Boca Juniors, Passion for Football

One of many football (soccer) fans' dreams is to attend one of the Argentinian Boca Juniors' matches in their famous stadium, “La Bombonera“. Find out why football fans from all...

Togo: The Most Hilarious Sports Joke of the Year

Togo's football federation says the “national team” that played an exhibition match against Bahrain on September 7, 2010 was fake. Togo's sports minister says that the team was made up...

Ghana: Football and the white coach myth

Nana's analysis of white coach myth in Ghana's football: “Ghana's biggest achievements in football have come from local coaches ONLY. Unless we want to say that a quarter-final debut is...

Nigeria: Corruption and Politics in Football Elections

This week a Federal Court nullified the results of a recent election held for top posts in the NFF, Nigerian football's governing body. Toyin comments on the shenanigans that undermined...

First Pakistani Tennis player to qualify for the Finals of US Open

Pakistan has something to cheer about after a long spell of tragedies. Hina Safdar at Chowrangi reports that Aisam ul Haq Qureshi has become the first Pakistani ever to qualify...

Kazakhstan: Controversial and Ambitious Boxer

KZBlog writes about Beibut Shumenov, boxing world champion from Kazakhstan, his scandalous winning of the title in home country last year, and also about his plans for the future.

Mongolia: Mongol horse racing and Naadam festival

Bilguun tells about Mongolia's Naadam festival in July, it's history and present. It is normally followed by a season of feasts, featuring the “three manly sports”, namely archery, wrestling and...

Pakistan: Blame The Machinery Itself

Three Pakistani cricket players accused of spot-fixing scandals have been suspended by the International Cricket Council (ICC) and many Pakistanis are blaming the said cricketers for bringing disrepute to Pakistan....

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