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· October, 2011

Stories about Sport from October, 2011

Puerto Rico: Sports Journalism and Female Athletes

  31 October 2011

Blogger and sports journalist Rafael R. Díaz offers a critique of the sexist language sports journalists in Puerto Rico used to describe the triumph of the female basketball team at the Pan American Games [es] being held in Guadalajara, Mexico. The women'es basketball team won the gold medal in a...

Barbados: FIFA & Ethics

  17 October 2011

Barbados Free Press is keeping its eyes on the unfolding controversy with former FIFA vice-president Jack Warner and other regional football officials.

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Worldwide: Dialogue and Peace Through Sport

  16 October 2011

Joël Bouzou, a bronze medalist during the 1984 Olympic Games and World Champion of modern penthathlon in 1987, is the founder and president of Peace and Sport, an NGO created in 2007 whose motto is "Building sustainable peace through sport".

Lebanon: New Blog about Football

  12 October 2011

Disappointed to discover that there were very few, if any, English-language websites or blogs dedicated to soccer in the land of the cedar tree, Fitzroy Morrissey hopes to rectify this situation through this new blog, Football In Lebanon.

Kenya: What is next for Kenyan football?

  11 October 2011

What is next for Kenyan football?: “Unless you were truly optimistic, Kenya's non-qualification to the 2012 Africa of Nations did not come as a suprise. Even after last minute efforts by local football enthusiasts and political leaders offering this and that package, Harambee Stars couldn't push themselves to the final...

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Panama Opens Baseball World Cup

  9 October 2011

The 39th Baseball World Cup of the IBAF (International Baseball Federation) has started in Panama with the participation of 16 countries. Panama is the host and the country's streets are filled with flags and reminders that "The world is in our home". The excitement has also been shared through social networks.

Brazil: FIFA's Demands in the Run Up to the World Cup 2014

  8 October 2011

Brazilian blogger José Carlos denounces [pt] the controversial demands of FIFA (the highest governing body of football) on the preparation of the World Cup 2014 . Several Brazilian laws, such as the half price tickets’, may be violated to ensure greater exposure of FIFA's products and profits.

Uganda: Breaking a 33 Year Jinx

  7 October 2011

Ugandans are anxiously waiting to make a comeback in African football: “Today, Kampala is very colourful. Lately it’s only this colourful on events like these. It’s two days before Uganda ‘celebrates’ it’s 49 years after independence but those years seem to mean nothing much this friday as Uganda plays Kenya...

Azerbaijan: Down for the count?

  4 October 2011

Tamada Tales comments on remarks made by a senior member of the ruling government party in Azerbaijan in response to allegations made by the BBC that a senior official tried to bribe the oil-rich country's way to two gold medals for boxing in next year's Olympic Games to be held...

Trinidad & Tobago: Making Our Own Films

  3 October 2011

In a review republished at Trinidad and Tobago News Blog, Corey Gilkes found that the cricket documentary, Fire in Babylon, “showed just how important it is that WE need to start telling our own stories from our perspective.”

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