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· November, 2011

Stories about Sport from November, 2011

Jamaica: Sabina Park & Lawrence Rowe

  29 November 2011

Active Voice gives a Twitter follower a tour of Jamaica's famous Sabina Park, and makes a plea for the powers-that-be to bring back the Lawrence Rowe Players Pavilion.

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Russia: FC Anzhi Makhachkala and the Yeltsin Era Money

RuNet Echo  16 November 2011

The January 2011 acquisition of a Russian Premier League soccer team, FC Anzhi Makhachkala, by Suleyman Kerimov, a billionaire politician native to the volatile region of Dagestan, is the most recent display of how the wealth accumulated in the Yeltsin era is being used. Donna Welles reports.

Cuba: Athlete Forgotten

  11 November 2011

“The [glorification of] the standing of our athletes in the medal count and categoris[ing] this ‘as an achievement of the revolution’” gets Ricardo Medina thinking about “Rauler Castellanos Moreno, a black youth from Pinar del Rio who, despite his victory [in the 2007 Special Olympics] now lives in inhuman conditions.”

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Gabon: Bongo Indulges With Football Match Against Brazil

  11 November 2011

The Brazilian national football team came to Libreville, Gabon for a friendlly football match against the Gabonese national team on November 10. The social challenges the team witnessed are in stark contrast with the spending habits of the current Gabonese President Ali Bongo.

Iran: Remembering Joe Frazier

  9 November 2011

Several bloggers shared their childhood memories where they watched Joe Frazier and Mohammad Ali's match. Mohsen Kordi says [fa] sometimes people were so excited about the matches that they did not go to work and watch TV.

Cuba: Sports Showdown at PanAm Games

  4 November 2011

Iván García will be keeping a close eye on the performance of Cuban athletes at the upcoming Pan American games, saying that Cuba will have to perform at its very best – especially when it comes to beating Brazil.

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