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· December, 2011

Stories about Sport from December, 2011

Macedonia, Nepal: First Female Macedonian on Major Himalayan Peak

Macedonian climbers Ilina Arsova and Ilija Ristovski have successfully climbed the Himalayan summit of Ama Dablam, on Nov. 18, 2011. Ilina wrote about this achievement on her blog, in Macedonian...

Brazil: Titan Kids and Surfing as Hope

‘Titan Kids’ is a documentary about the kids of Titanzinho, a slum in the city of Fortaleza, Brazil. Birthplace of professional surfers, surfing is perceived as hope in face of...

Kobe, Japan: Running Through a City Once Devastated

Kobe City was hit with a 7.3-magnitude earthquake on January 17, 1995. On November 20, 2011, the city held their first ever official marathon event, where more than 20,000 runners...

Brazil: Monitoring Human Rights During the World Cup and the Olympics

The People's Gateway for the World Cup and the Olympics [pt] has been launched to monitor forced evictions, government misconducts and violations of human rights due to the major urban...

Ukraine: Football Fans Consulates

Odessablog's Blog argues against a recent idea by the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry to have fans organize their own consular services for the upcoming Euro 2012 soccer championships in Ukraine.

Brazil: The Death of Socrates, A Brazilian Idol

Sócrates, one of the greatest Brazilian soccer players, died at the age of 57 on December 4, 2011, a result of septic shock caused by excessive consumption of alcohol over...

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