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· April, 2012

Stories about Sport from April, 2012

Barbados: Racial Slurs for Winning Goal

Joel Ward, an Afro-Canadian ice hockey player for the Washington Capitals, who is of Barbadian parentage, was subjected to racial slurs on Twitter after he scored the winning goal in overtime...

Sénégal: a Highly Anticipated Wrestling Match between Eumeu Sène and Balla Gaye 2

123Dakar writes [fr] about the upcoming match between two of the biggest stars of Senegalese wrestling: “The fans have been waiting for this eagerly, the competitors have to define their...

Italy: Tragic Death of Piermario Morosini Shocks the Soccer World

Since April 14, Italian radio stations, Twitter, Facebook, as well as blogs from across the world have been discussing the sudden, on-field death Piermario Morosini, a 25-year-old soccer player, who...

Bulgaria: May Bicycle Parade

On May 19, the 15th annual May Bicycle Parade will gather thousands of supporters of cycling in Sofia with one clear goal – to count the cyclists and show that...

Bahrain: Tear Gas, Violence Surround F1 Grand Prix Race

Bahrain hosts the Bahrain Grand Prix on April 22 but the run-up to the event has seen huge protests. In clashes police have been firing tear gas and stun grenades...

Costa Rica: Climbing up Chirripó, the Country's Tallest Peak

The tallest peak in Costa Rica is the Chirripó, at 3820 meters (12,533 feet) above sea level. Throughout the years, it has drawn many locals and foreigners to climb up...

Russia: Evgeni Malkin's Journey to the 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs

Evgeni Malkin - a Russian-born ice hockey player who currently serves as the alternate captain for the NHL Pittsburgh Penguins - has led his team to the 2012 Stanley Cup...

Cuba: Uproar Over Ozzie Guillen's “Love” for Fidel Castro

Across digital and mainstream media, in the United States and Cuba, Miami Marlins baseball team manager Ozzie Guillén's comments on Fidel Castro unleashed a searing debate between baseball fans, political...

Is Basketball's Jeremy Lin the Light of Taiwan?

From a benchwarmer to an NBA player who led the New York Knicks to seven consecutive victories, Jeremy Lin's inspiring Cinderella story has incited “Linsanity” in Taiwan. All major newspapers...

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