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· November, 2011

Stories about Sport from November, 2011

Jamaica: First Afro Chess Grandmaster

Diaspora litblogger Geoffrey Philp republishes an interview with Maurice Ashley, “the Jamaica-born Grandmaster of Chess”.

Ukraine: Government Gives In to Pressure, Bans Killing of Stray Dogs

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...

Jamaica: Sabina Park & Lawrence Rowe

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.

Togo: Another Tragedy Strikes the Togolese Football World

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...

Russia: PM Putin Gets Booed – “End of an Era” or “Wishful Thinking”?

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...

Russia: FC Anzhi Makhachkala and the Yeltsin Era Money

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...

Russia: Badminton and the Army

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.

Cameroon : African Women Football Champions disappointed with the Delay in Prize Payouts

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...

Bangladesh: Joining A Cycling Community

A. I. Sajib posts a photo essay on his experience during a cycling tour with a new cycling community in Bangladesh.

Southeast Asian Games 2011

Twitter hashtag #Seag2011 can be used to monitor the 26th Southeast Asian Games in Jakarta and Palembang, Indonesia

Cuba: Athlete Forgotten

“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...

Gabon: Bongo Indulges With Football Match Against Brazil

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...

Iran: Referee gets beaten up

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...

Iran: Remembering Joe Frazier

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...

Cuba: Sports Showdown at PanAm Games

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...

Puerto Rico: Media Coverage of Women's Basketball Gold Medal

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.

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