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· November, 2010

Stories about Sport from November, 2010

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Costa Rica: Germany and Colombia win La Ruta endurance cycling race

  23 November 2010

La Ruta de los Conquistadores is considered one of the world's hardest cycling races in stages and it took place last week in Costa Rica, with Colombian Angela Parra winning in the women's category and German cyclist Ben Sonntag winning in the male category. But the organizers faced a parallel challenge: they struggled to handle participants' dissatisfaction with the way rules were enforced during the race.

Yemen: Host to Gulf Cup 2010

  21 November 2010

Gulf Cup 2010 kicks off in Aden, Yemen, on November 22. Yemeni blogger Omar Barsawad reflects on the significance of having Aden host this football championship which brings together teams from Iraq, Oman, Bahrain, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates and Yemen.

Nigeria: De-branding Nigeria

  20 November 2010

Nigerian blogger Aderinola comments on the suspension of Amos Adamu who was found guilty of trying to sell his vote for the world cup bid: “My concern here is the way Adamu’s image has been splashed on all the major newspapers around the world and how once again the rebranding...

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Taiwan: National dignity hurt in the Asian Games

  19 November 2010

On November 17, leading Taiwanese Taekwondo athlete Yang Shu-chun was disqualified from the 2010 Asian Games during a match with a Vietnamese competitor for “wearing non-certified electronic foot equipment” or “electronic socks”. The incident has stirred up a lot of emotions in Taiwan.

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Peru: National Team Wins World Surfing Games

  1 November 2010

In October, surfers from Peru, Canada, Germany, Guatemala, Australia, Japan, France, Ecuador, Uruguay and South Africa traveled to Peru to participate in the Billaboing ISA World Surfing Games 2010. The Peruvian team won the world award in the teams competition.

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