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· October, 2011

Stories about Sport from October, 2011

30 October 2011

Russia: Retired Tennis Star Marat Safin to Run for Parliament

RuNet Echo

Russian tennis phenomenon, Marat Safin, has announced that he will run for the Russian State Duma in the December 4 elections. However, his public image, as illustrated by citizen media...

23 October 2011

Russia: Success of National Wrestling System Explained

RuNet Echo

Russian wrestlers are often considered to be the best in the world. Citizen media suggest that a possible explanation for this is the relationship between politics and wrestling in Russia.

16 October 2011

Russia: Soccer Team Qualifies for Euro 2012 – “On To Ukraine and Poland!!!”

RuNet Echo

The 2012 UEFA European Football Championship is referred to by some as 'Polkraine 2012' since it will be held in both Poland and Ukraine. Russia officially qualified with a 6-0...

Worldwide: Dialogue and Peace Through Sport

7 Billion Actions

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...

14 October 2011

Uganda: Heartbroken Ugandans Discuss Failure to Make a Comeback to Continental Tournament

Next year’s African Cup of Nations will be missing many giants in African soccer like Algeria, Egypt, Nigeria, Cameroon and South Africa but last weekend’s deciding match between Uganda and...

11 October 2011

Ukraine: New Documentary Highlights the Klitschko Brothers’ Lives and Careers

Popularly dubbed "The Klitschko Brothers", Ukrainians Vitali and Wladimir Klitschko have dominated the heavyweight boxing division since Lennox Lewis retired in 2004. However, their production of an autobiographical documentary film,...

Kenya: What is next for Kenyan football?

9 October 2011

Panama Opens Baseball World Cup

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...

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