Stories about Sport from May, 2011
Caribbean: FIFA Foul
Regional bloggers congratulate the Bermudian and Bahamian football representatives – now being lauded as whistleblowers – who refused to accept bribes from FIFA; Globewriter republishes suspended vice-president Jack Warner's statement on the FIFA ruling and Plain Talk says that he is not as concerned with Jack Warner the FIFA rep...
Angola: Real Madrid ”Galacticos” in Africa!
afrik.com blog, believes that :”The news will without doubt, delight football fans in Africa. Real Madrid stars, will play their last game for this season, on May 25 in Luanda.”
Barbados, Trinidad & Tobago: FIFA Disciplinary Hearing
B.C. Pires says that the most recent corruption allegation against FIFA vice-president Jack Warner “looks for Jack like it did for Tony walking into that diner in the last episode of the Sopranos; but…it seems more likely Jack will emerge from Sunday’s disciplinary hearing, not in a hail of bullets,...
South Korea: Social Media Controversy Surrounds Sports Broadcaster's Death
The suicide on May 23, 2011, of national television channel MBC sports announcer, Song Ji-seon in South Korea has sparked considerable controversy regarding social media in the country. South Korea has one of the highest suicide rates in the world, but this latest case has opened a new debate on the public health issue.
Barbados: New FIFA Corruption Allegation
Barbados Free Press links to a FIFA press release that details new corruption allegations against the organisation's vice-president, Jack Warner.
Brazil/Palestine: Football Player Removed from Facebook and National Team
The blog Palestinian Field Negro denounces that the Facebook account of the Brazilian football player from Real Madrid (Spain), Marcelo Vieira, has been deleted due to his support of the Palestinian cause. Later on Marcelo was also cut from the Brazilian national team [pt].
Iran: Bloggers remember the legendary football player
Naser Hejazi, legendary Iranian football player, died today in Tehran. Several bloggers remember him as a national hero. He recently criticized Iranian government's economic policy. Negahe Man writes [fa] Hejazi wished to see freedom in Iran.
World: FIFA Election – House of Knaves or Knights?
Football fans have been treated to some really interesting times in the last few months. The latest is the FIFA election, which comes at a time when one of the most powerful non-governmental bodies in the world has suddenly has started looking vulnerable.
Barbados: Sir Hilary's Gaffe
Sir Hilary Beckles recently compared cricketer Chris Gayle to Jamaican drug don Christopher “Dudus” Coke, provoking action from WICB Expose and causing Barbados Underground to comment: “Sir Hilary has engineered a gaffe of colossal proportion…the decent thing to do is to press home his apology with a resignation letter from...
Kenya: Rest In Peace, Samuel Wanjiru
The world woke up this morning to the news of the death of one of the best talents in the world of marathons. Kenya’s Samuel Wanjiru who won his country’s first ever gold medal at the Beijing Olympics and went on to conquer major marathons in Chicago and London died after jumping from the first-floor balcony of his house.
Africa: African Champions League Results
In a post published on May 9 on Afrik.com, Ali Makha analyses [fr] the results of the African Champions League: ” The semi-quarter finals in the African Cup gave their verdict this week-end. In Champions League, TP Mazembe saved the day against WAC, while in the CAF Cup, FUS Rabat had...
India: The IPL Cheerleader Who Blogged
Hanna Ingber Win reports that The Indian Premier League (IPL) had fired a South African cheerleader after it became known that she was blogging about cricket after-parties.
Barbados, Trinidad & Tobago: Warner & the UK's World Cup Bid
“The allegation by English officials that four FIFA members acted inappropriately is beginning to gain some traction in the United Kingdom”: Barbados Underground wonders whether Jack Warner has “bitten off more than he can munch on this one”.
Iran:Football fans insulted Basij forces
Football fans did not let Basij (islamist militia) forces chanted slogans and insulted them in Azadi Stadium in Tehran on Wendesday. One of the slogans was ‘there is no place for politics in sport’. Here is the film.
Argentina: Official Launch and Repercussions of the ‘Meat For All’ Program
In Argentina, two topics exist that, one way or another, all Argentinians will always discuss: football (soccer) and the price of beef. Both generate reactions and new proposals for price reduction amongst Argentinians by way of implementing government plans.
Mali: First Edition of “HIV-Aids Foot” Soccer Event
The first edition of the “Sida Foot” (HIV-Aids Foot) event will take place in Bamako from June 17 to June 19, 2011, and will be attended by soccer stars. The blog xibar.net writes [fr], “this festival has a special meaning because the year 2011 coincides with 30 years since the...
Brazil: Soccer Analysis with Twitcam Tactics
Every Monday at 10 pm (GMT), brazilian journalist Marcelo Costa hosts the Twitcam Tatica event on his blog Esquemas Táticos (Tactical Schemes) [pt] and Twitter (@esquemastaticos). The Twitcam Tatica live sessions are an online space to interactively analyze the main soccer games of the week.
Iran: World Taekwondo Top Title
Iran wins world Taekwondo title for the first time.Totefarangi praises Iranian team who stole for the first time the world title from South Korea in history and compares it to the poor performance of Iran's football teams.
Guyana: Chanderpaul & the WICB
WICB Expose says that “Shivnarine Chanderpaul is just the latest in a long line of great West Indies cricketers to be mistreated by the West Indies Cricket Board” and links to an interview with the cricketer to support its claim.
Bermuda: Cricket Historian Passes On
Breezeblog mourns the passing of “lifelong cricket lover and historian of the local game…Tommy Aitchison”.