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· May, 2011

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Bermuda: Cricket Historian Passes On

Breezeblog mourns the passing of “lifelong cricket lover and historian of the local game…Tommy Aitchison”.

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