Stories about Sport from November, 2011
Diaspora litblogger Geoffrey Philp republishes an interview with Maurice Ashley, “the Jamaica-born Grandmaster of Chess”.
On Oct. 22, Vasyl Pawlowsky wrote about the often “sadistic” ways of getting rid of stray dogs in Ukraine ahead of the Euro 2012 Football Championship. Tell Ukraine to Stop Burning Animals Alive petition now has 496,177 signatures; the goal is 750,000. At least two Facebook groups were set up...
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.
Nadege Mambe mourns the third tragic loss [fr] for the Togolese football world in 5 years. After the plane crash in Sierra Leone that took the live of the Minister of Sports 5 years ago and the attack of the team bus in Cabinda by Angolese separatist guerillas in 2010,...
When Prime Minister Vladimir Putin stepped out to congratulate Mixed Martial Arts champion Fedor Emelianenko on November 20, he was visibly taken aback when he received a less than warm response from Moscow spectators. Donna Welles reports.
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.
Siberian Light writes about the usefulness of badminton for the Russian “shooters and snipers,” which President Dmitry Medvedev seems to have recently helped to discover.
On cameroun.football.fr, Guy Roger Obama noted [Fr]: “The day after their qualification for the 30th Olympiad «London 2012», Michèle Madeleine Ngono Mani's (team captain) teammates were not pleased with the delayed payment of the remaining balance of the monetary prize they received for winning the gold medal at the 10th...
A. I. Sajib posts a photo essay on his experience during a cycling tour with a new cycling community in Bangladesh.
Twitter hashtag #Seag2011 can be used to monitor the 26th Southeast Asian Games in Jakarta and Palembang, Indonesia
“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.”
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.
Khakestar writes [fa] that several English newspapers published the story how a referee in Iran beaten up in Iran League the match between Chooka Talesh vs Shahrdari Dezfool. Here is the film.
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.
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.
Bloggers celebrate Puerto Rico's Women's Basketball Team gold medal in the Pan American Games and declare this an opportunity to rethink Puerto Rican attitudes toward women athletes.