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· June, 2011

Stories about Sport from June, 2011

Barbados: Cricket Needs Managing

Barbados Free Press publishes the opinion of a reader who cannot rationalise that a psychologist has been hired to advise members of the West Indies cricket team, saying: “It’s about...

Uzbekistan: U-17 football team to go to World Cup

Mansurhon reports that Uzbekistan's Under-17 football team gets to the play-off level of the FIFA World Cup Mexico 2011, beating USA and Czech Republic.

Argentina: River Plate Football Club Relegated to Second Division

River Plate, one of the oldest and most successful football clubs in Argentina and in the world suffered one of its worse defeats recently: on June 26 it tied with...

Japan: Night Running as a Sub-Culture

Running is not something people usually associate with night-life or sub-cultures, but the members of the group Midnight Runners Tokyo (MRT) do. They have been hitting the streets of Tokyo...

Barbados: The Warner Effect

Barbados Underground comments on Jack Warner's FIFA resignation: “Warner is generating ‘heat’ which is not doing T&T and the wider Caribbean any favour in the international arena. All the world...

Peru: Beyond Politics: ‘Chelita’, Chicharrón and Chess

There is a lot more going on in Peru besides elections. The death of a beloved actress, and the country's gastronomy and achievements in sports have also been noted in...

Panama: Politics, Football and Conspiracy Theories

Panamanian Global Voices author Ariel Moreno [es] blogs [es] about the government's and the national football team's tendency to come up with conspiracy theories and complain that the political opposition...

Trinidad & Tobago: Warner's Resignation

Jumbie's Watch and Plain Talk share their thoughts on Jack Warner's resignation from FIFA.

Bangladesh: Welcoming Argentina & Nigeria

Faisal Tanim informs that soccer fans are delighted to learn that full strength Argentinian and Nigerian soccer teams are coming to Bangladesh for friendly matches.

Kenya: KCB Safari Rally 2011

KCB Safari Rally 2011 is here: “Yes, the Safari Rally is racing round town again! Having been edged out of the World Rally Championship circuit, the Rally has been struggling...

Panama: Boxing Commentator's Presidential Aspirations

In Panama, despite the next elections being two years away, the media has already started speculating about potential candidates and winners. One potential nomination for president which caused the most...

Bangladesh: Tributes To An Iranian Sports Person

Unheard Voice pays tribute to Iranian football legend and a symbol of resistance to the regime in Iran, Naser Hejazi, who contributed a lot to Bangladesh football back in the...

Rugby in Laos

Maggie Dillon provides a short history of Rugby in Laos. The Lao Rugby Federation reaches out to the public through its website and Facebook page.

China: Li Na's Championship, National Pride?

Over the weekend, Chinese tennis player Li Na became the first Chinese national to win a tennis Grand Slam final. However, Chinese netizens have taken Li Na's victory as a...

Trinidad & Tobago: To Resign or Not?

Tattoo examines the arguments being put forward in favour of removing Works and Transport Minister Jack Warner from his post amidst FIFA bribery allegations, saying: “In the end only one...

Uganda: Excitement as Cranes Edge Closer to African Nations Cup

Uganda is closing in on making a historic comeback to the Africa Nations Cup tournament. The country last qualified for the biggest continental stage in 1978. The Uganda Cranes recorded...

World: Blatter's Back But FIFA's Future is Shaky

Joseph 'Sepp' Blatter has won his fourth term as the president of FIFA, the most powerful and lucrative sports organization in the world. One Zimbabwean blogger notes that there are...

Caribbean: WICB Hypocrisy

WICB Expose calls out the West Indies Cricket Board for its hypocritical behaviour: “WICB director Hilary Beckles compares Chris Gayle to a criminal and gets away with it. Shivnarine Chanderpaul...

Trinidad & Tobago: The Beginning of Warner's End?

Conflicting stories about suspended FIFA vice-president Jack Warner's actions: ttgapers links to a report that suggests in-fighting between Warner and Blatter, while B.C. Pires wonders whether “With Sepp Blatter duly...

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