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· July, 2012

Stories about Sport from July, 2012

31 July 2012

Trinidad & Tobago: Hoping for Medals

Guyana: Olympic Dreams

Latin America: Is 2012 the ‘Year of the Woman” at the Olympics?

South Africa: Celebrating First Gold Medal in 8 Years

Congratulations have been pouring in for South African swimmer Cameron van der Burgh who picked up South Africa's first gold medal after the country's dismal failures at the 2008 Beijing...

Ukraine, Russia: Olympic Athletes’ Birthplace Controversy

RuNet Echo

The official website of the London 2012 Olympics turned out to be not the most reliable source of info on a number of foreign-born members of the Russian team. Demanding...

30 July 2012

Cuba: Yanet Bermoy Wins First Medal for Cuba in London Olympics

Cuban judoka, Yanet Bermoy has won the first medal for Cuba in the London 2012 Olympics. Cuba's blogosphere is buzzing about the win

Caucasus: Olympic Women

Bahrain: ‘Boycott the Olympics’

Many Bahrainis are calling for the Olympics to be boycotted. First, a royal, who is allegedly personally involved in the torture of athletes, is attending the games. Second, most of...

29 July 2012

Colombians Celebrate Unexpected Silver Medal

On Saturday, July 28, Rigoberto Urán became the first Colombian to win a medal in the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London. He finished second at the men's road race...

World: Nerd Olympics

Laos: Participation in 2012 Olympics

28 July 2012

London: Triumph Beyond Medals for Bangladeshis

Five Bangladeshi athletes are in London to participate in the 2012 Olympics. Bangladeshis are not optimistic that their athletes will come back with medals. However, this is not the end...

Reasons to Boycott the Olympics?

With any major event, there are both celebrating and dissenting voices. The Olympics is no exception, and there are bloggers from across the world making their voices heard on why...

27 July 2012

Panama Pins Hopes on Eight Olympic Athletes

Panama will attend the London 2012 Olympic games with eight athletes. The biggest hopeful is Irving Saladino, current Olympic long-jump champion. Netizens and some of the Panamanian athletes share their...

South/North Korean Flag Mix Up – Biggest Blunder in Olympic History?

"It is hard to host the event perfectly without making any single mistake. But this case of displaying the South Korean flag in a North Korean game...It is more than...

Argentina: The Grandmothers of the Plaza de Mayo and the Olympics

Bolivia: Athletes Not a Priority at London Olympics

Bolivia is taking only 5 athletes to the XXX Olympic Games in London. A scandal related to the expenses of the Olympic leadership has exploded on social networks and reached...

Philippines: Horse Fights

Argentina: Athletes Tweet Photos From #London2012

Just days before the Olympic Games begin in London, Argentine athletes share photos from London on their Facebook and Twitter accounts.

26 July 2012

Mali: Athletes Go to London Olympics With Heads Held High

"We will definitely be in London and our goal is to prove to the whole world that in spite of our struggles, our country is still standing." - Malian National...

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