Stories about Sport from July, 2011
South Sudan/Sudan: Football Torn By Citizenship
What is the future of Sudanese football following the decision not to grant citizenship to Southern Sudanese living in the north?: “A large number of southern players have a significant presence on Sudanese football teams, including al-Hilal and al-Merreikh. They have also formed the mainstay of Sudan’s national team, as...
Colombia: FIFA's U-20 World Cup
Colombia is hosting the U-20 FIFA World Cup. The opening ceremony [es] took place in Barranquilla on July 29. The country is in a happy mood and on Twitter netizens talk about the tournament with the hashtag #Colombiaesmundial.
Puerto Rico: Bicycle Hang Out
The blogs Bicijangueo [es] and PR Fixed [es] are posting texts, videos, and audio on everything and anything related to the new urban cycling trend in Puerto Rico.
Bhutan: Tour De Bhutan
Bhutan's latest passion is mountain biking and this year Tour Of Dragon, the successful cross country biking race event, is going international, informs Passu.
Angola: Bloggers Meet Rappers for a Socially Responsible Soccer Match
Dino Cross, from the blog Hip Hop Angola, announces [pt] a soccer match between Angolan bloggers and rappers that will take place on the 30th of July. All the attendees are invited to bring goods to the stadium which the organization will take care of donating to social institutions afterwards.
Peru: Football, TV Ads, Mining and Social Networks
On Tuesday, July 19, while Peruvians suffered with the semifinal match between Peru-Uruguay for the Copa América, netizens who were watching the game had a reason to tweet with anger: an advertising spot aired during halftime which used the traditional rivalry between Peru and Chile to find supporters against increasing the mining windfall tax.
Uruguay Wins 2011 Copa América
Uruguay beat Paraguay 3-0 in the Copa América final yesterday, Sunday July 24. The Latinamericanist writes about Uruguay's victory and Mauricio Milano at Montevideo Blogger [es] shares some thoughts and pictures of the celebrations.
Zambia: Football Icon's Facebook Account Faked
Kalusha Bwalya is probably one of the most recognised Zambian faces because of his outstanding achievements in football. However, when it comes to Facebook, it is difficult to tell whether an account in his name is genuine or not.
Venezuela's Football Team and Unity: A Partisan Talking Point?
“The lazy point to make about La Vino Tinto’s [Venezuela's football team] exhilarating run at the Copa América this year is that it’s a rare, exciting moment of National Unity – fútbol as the one last bastion of non-polarization in a politically fractured nation” writes Francisco Toro in Caracas Chronicles;...
Trinidad & Tobago: FIFA Report
Globewriter posts what he believes to be FIFA's preliminary report on the Jack Warner and Bin Hamman controversy, which led to Warner's resignation as vice-president.
Argentina: The 2011 ‘Copa América’, Lionel Messi and Argentines
The 2011 'Copa America' in Argentina has generated many reactions, particularly with respect to player Lionel Messi and his performance in this football competition. Do Argentines love Messi or not?
North Korea Wants to Share 2018 Olympics with South Korea
North Korea expressed that it would like to share some Olympic events with South Korea. Local news reports predicted that co-hosting with North is unlikely for political and logistical reasons. Kushibo from Monster Island blog explored the prospect of co-hosting 2018 Winter Olympic Games South Korean city of Pyeongchang won...
South Sudan: Celebration of Independence
Slate.fr blog reports [fr] that South Sudan celebrated the birth of their state with a friendly international football match: “South Sudanese authorities held a friendly football game between their national team and the Kenyan team on July 10th. The game took place in Juba, the new capital city, in a country...
Watching football in Myanmar
dawn_1o9 blogs about the recent victory of Myanmar's football team against Mongolia. She posts pictures of the game which give a glimpse of the popularity of football in the country.
Latin America: Blogging About the ‘2011 Copa América’
Blogger ‘Marsares’ is covering the 2011 Copa América for equinoXio [es], providing analysis about each football game. Argentina (the host), Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela are participating in this edition of the South American football tournament.
Trinidad & Tobago: Flugtag Fiasco
Plain Talk blogs about “the recently concluded Red Bull Flugtag”, which he says “could have been seen as either an amazing and fun filled event, a nightmare never to be experienced again or a tragic horror story…”
Philippines, Malaysia: Twitter support for football teams
Filipinos use the #philippinesazkals hashtag while Malaysians use #harimaumalaya to cheer for their respective football teams on twitter. Both teams won against their opponents with the Philippines winning over Sri Lanka and Malaysia over Taiwan
Puerto Rico: Blind Justice
Gil the Jenius cites two cases in which he thinks justice hasn't been served, saying: “You know–you really do–that the two incidents are going to end in something other than punishment. And you are right.”