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· August, 2011

Stories about Sport from August, 2011

Colombia: Football Federation Accepts ‘Bolillo’ Gómez's Resignation as Head Coach

On Sunday, August 21, Hernán Darío Gómez ratified his resignation as head coach of the Colombian national soccer team after he hit a woman in Bogotá. This time the Colombian...

Mexico: Outrage After Shooting During Football Match in Torreón

Mexican citizens use the blogosphere and social networks to speak out about the armed conflict that took in Torreón (outside the Territorio Santos Modelo stadium), which caused panic and uncertainty...

Armenia: Artificial smiles and a beauty pageant

Unzipped comments on the closing ceremony of this year's Pan-Armenian Games, an irregular sporting competition intended to bring together young Armenians from all over the world. The blog criticizes what...

Mexico: Football Match Interrupted by Gunfire

Realidadtorreon uploaded a citizen video recorded inside the stadium where a football match was cancelled after “gunmen opened fire on police outside the stadium in the northern city of Torreon”,...

Colombia: Football Federation Rejects ‘Bolillo’ Gómez's Resignation as Head Coach

The Colombian Football Federation has rejected the resignation of Hernán Darío Gómez (‘Bolillo’) as head coach of the national football team which he presented after hitting a woman. On social...

Uruguay: The State's Role in Financing the National Football Team

Cristian Pérez Muñoz of Razones y personas: repensando Uruguay [es] (Reasons and people: rethinking Uruguay) discusses the role that the Government should play in financing the national football team. He...

Ukraine: Politics, Economy, Euro 2012 and Relations With the West

At OpenDemocracy.net, Sergei Zhadan writes in depth on how Ukraine's political and economic situation affects the ongoing preparations for the Euro 2012 football championship, which is less than a year...

Colombia Eliminated from FIFA U-20 World Cup

In EquinoXio [es] blogger Marsares [es] is covering [es] the U-20 Football World Cup taking place in Colombia from July 29 to August 20 with the participation of 24 countries....

Malaysian Football Website Hacked

A Malaysian football website, Ultras Malaya, was hacked by an angry Singaporean fan after Singapore's football team lost to Malaysia in a World Cup qualifying round.

Cuba: Nyad's Failed Attempt

As athlete Diana Nyad gives up her attempt to swim from Cuba to Florida, Generation Y says: “Her laudable intention was to highlight the closeness between the Island and its...

Colombia: Head Coach of National Football Team Resigns Over Scandal

Hernán Darío Gómez (‘Bolillo’), resigned as the head coach of the national football team after hitting a woman in a bar (‘El Bembé’) in Bogotá. Media [es], blogs [es], websites...

Senegal: 5-Year Ban For Football Star El Hadj Diouf

Bilal comments upon [fr] an article published  on Mercatix.net, tackling the 5-year ban from international football slapped by the Senegalese Football Federation on one of the best players in the...

Sri Lanka: Should Poor Countries Play Games?

In reaction to Sri Lanka's bid for the next Commonwealth Games, which may cost billions of dollars and pose risk of corruption and controversy, Indi.ca asks should poor countries have...

Jamaica: “Emancipendence”

Jamaican bloggers discuss the country's “Emancipendence”, here and here.

Dominica: Paradise Lost?

Caribbean Man calls Dominica “a beautiful Caribbean island [where] you can live naturally”…but there is a long list of challenges.

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