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· June, 2012

Stories about Sport from June, 2012

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Trinidad & Tobago: Bloggers Discuss Warner & Cabinet Reshuffle

  23 June 2012

The Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago has been alluding to some major changes in government ministers' portfolios for some time now; last night, details of her Cabinet reshuffle finally came. Netizens have been sharing their thoughts on their blogs as well as on Twitter and Facebook: the most heated discussion appeared to be over the new appointment to former FIFA Vice-President Austin “Jack” Warner as Minister of National Security.

Ukraine: Marko Dević's “Ghost Goal”

On Facebook, in the past two hours, over 4,800 users have ‘shared’ and over 2,900 have ‘liked’ the screenshot of the “ghost goal” by Ukraine's Marko Dević in today's Euro 2012 game against England. The screenshot was posted by Korrespondent, a Ukrainian news site and magazine, and over 400 comments...

Poland, Ukraine: A Euro 2012 Roundup

Notes and musings on issues related to the Euro 2012 in Poland and Ukraine: at Polandian – here, here, and here; at Memory at War – here; at Raf Uzar – here; at Politics, Economy, Society – here; at The Pipeline – here.

Sri Lanka: The Colombo Fun Ride

  13 June 2012

The Puppeteer participated in the “Colombo Cycle Fun Ride 25km”, a public cycling event organised by the Pedal Pushers cyclist group, and shares her experiences.

Trinidad & Tobago: Message to “Sir Viv”

  12 June 2012

B.C. Pires shares his take on cricketer Denesh Ramdin’s message to former West Indies captain-turned sports commentator, Sir Vivian Richards: “If a player holds up a piece of paper to Sir Viv in the commentary box, I see it only as the fowl cock-and-them coming home to roost.”

South Africa: No Pain, No Gain

  11 June 2012

Learn about No Pain, No Gain campaign in South Africa: “SANGONeT's Executive Director, David Barnard, will run 750km across three deserts on three continents in 2012 in celebration of SANGONeT's 25th anniversary, to raise R1 million in support of SANGONeT's work and to create awareness about the work of NGOs...

Ukraine: “Friendly” Euro 2012 Grassroots Initiatives

These “friendly” grassroots initiatives are meant for those football fans who are traveling to Ukraine for Euro 2012, which begins today: Friendly Ukraine, an umbrella “community of friendly and hospitable people [who] offer free help to our guests: accommodation, transfers from airport to city, guidance, translation and information services” (RFE/RL...

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Uganda: Netizens Show Support for National Team on Twitter, Facebook

  2 June 2012

The Ugandan national team will be in Angola this weekend to start their 2014 World Cup qualifiers. The match will take place on the same date Ugandans celebrate the Uganda Matyrs' Day. The Uganda Cranes almost made a historic comeback to the Africa Nations Cup tournament last year after 33 years. Using Twitter and Facebook, Uganda show their undying support for the Cranes:

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Côte d'Ivoire: Controversy as Manager of National Football Team Replaced

  1 June 2012

Ivorians reacted with surprise and indignation following the shock announcement of a change at the head of the national football team. The controversial change was announced on May 28, 2012 by the Ivorian Football Federation. The inexperienced Sabri Lamouchi was named trainer and manager of the Côte d'Ivorian national A Team, replacing the successful François Zahoui.

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Poland, Ukraine: Euro 2012 and Racism

Football fans across Europe have been presented with quite a list of reasons not to travel to Poland and Ukraine for Euro 2012, which is scheduled to begin in a week. The newest item recently added to this extensive and diverse negative publicity menu is racism.

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