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· December, 2010

Stories about Sport from December, 2010

North Korea's State-run TV Broadcasted its First Western-made Film

North Korea's state-run television broadcasted its first Western-made film, a heavily edited “Bend It Like Beckham”. The British soccer film contains North Korea's taboo topics, like interracial relationships, homosexuality and...

South Asia: Looking Back at the Citizen Media Storylines in 2010

You cannot leave South Asia region out of the picture as with nearly twenty three percent of the world's population, events in this region exert an enormous impact on the...

China, Congo and Japan: Soccer politics

Ministry of Tofu translates Chinese netizens’ reactions over a recent soccer fans riot in Congo. The African soccer fans had mistaken the Japanese referee as Chinese and smashed Chinese-own stores...

Malaysia-Indonesia Soccer Match Turns Into War of Words

Malaysia and Indonesia are the two finalists in the Asean Football Federation Suzuki Cup. Two twitter hashtags made it into the worldwide trending topics, ‘Hate Malaysia’ and ‘#loveindonesia’ as Indonesian...

Ethiopia: Run Across Ethiopia aims to raise $100,000 for education

The Run Across Ethiopia , a project of On the Ground (OTG), a US-based non-profit organization, aims to raise $100,000 for Ethiopian education projects, including the construction of schools in...

Jordan: Sentencing of Critical Football Club President

Former Jordanian MP and Wihdat football club president Tareq Sami Khoury had been sentenced to two years in prison for assaulting and insulting a gendarme officer. Netizens react to the...

Morocco: The Minister Goes to Facebook

In a first of its kind, Moroccan minister for Youth Affairs and Sports offers to publicly exchange thoughts on his Facebook page, once every week, with fellow netizens, as reported...

Indonesia: Football and nationalism

Multibrand blogs about the role of football in reviving nationalism in Indonesia.

Taiwan: Cycling used to construct culture

Taiwan in Cycles looks at an article from CommonWealth magazine and discusses how cycling and leisure activities are used to construct culture and promote an ideology of Chinese nationalism in Taiwan.

Qatar: World Cup 2022 Celebrations on Twitter

DigitalQatar takes note of Twitter reactions after Qatar won the bid to host the FIFA 2022 World Cup here.

Qatar: 165m Euro for Barca

The Qatar Foundation's record shirt sponsorship 165 million Euro deal with football team Barcelona has readers excited at Qatar Living.

Bahrain: Proud of Qatar for Hosting 2022 World Cup

Bahraini Mahmood Al Yousif is proud that Qatar will be hosting the FIFA World Cup 2022.

Jordan: Time for the Palestinian Jordanian Conversation

From Jordan, Naseem Al Tarawneh gives us an insight on chaotic football and the much needed Palestinian Jordanian identity conversation. “If there was ever a time for the taboo chains...

Jordan: Football Violence or Racism?

News reports estimate that 250 people were injured following a football game in south Amman between the Wihdat team, usually followed by Jordanians of Palestinian heritage, and the al-Faisali team,...

South Africa: The Vuvuzela gets a makerover

Vuvuzela's new role: Regrdless of its irritating “virtues”, the Vuvuzela’s place in history as the symbol for the first African World Cup is assured. Thanks to Matt Blitz and his...

Russia: Soccer Fans Block Moscow Streets in Protest Against Murder

Corrupcia.net, bb-mos, podkradyha, and harfang83 share pictures of the soccer fans blocking Leningradskiy prospekt, one of the major Moscow streets, to protest against the murder of their colleague Yegor Sviridov. Killers...

Trinidad & Tobago: FIFA Insult

B.C. Pires comments on the FIFA Vice-President's explanation as to why England did not win their World Cup bid: “It would have been nice if there was a journalist amongst...

Russia: World Cup; Google's Mistake

Siberian Light writes about FIFA's announcement that Russia will host the 2018 World Cup. Profy.com notes that “Google hurries to congratulate Russia on World Cup results… and offends Russians” by...

Kuwait: “Stand up and fight for your youth!”

Kuwaiti Abdulla Al-Moussawi, "Sayed, The Pearl of Arabia", dubbed as the next Maradona, has been an issue of much controversy on Mark's blog. See how the dream of what could...

Russia: Bloggers Mock the Pronounciation of the Russian Sports Ministry

Numerous bloggers are both excited and sarcastic about Russia winning World Cup 2018. Besides many jokes on unpreparedness of Russian infrastructure [RUS], a lot of people mock Vitaliy Mutko, Russian...

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