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· October, 2012

Stories about Sport from October, 2012

31 October 2012

Colombian ‘Tiger’ Radamel Falcao, Nominated for FIFA Ballon d'Or

The Spanish football club Atlético de Madrid has launched a video promoting Colombian striker Radamel Falcao's bid to become the 2012 FIFA Ballon d'Or. The campaign has been well received...

30 October 2012

Puerto Rico: Prejudice Between the Lines

Tajikistan's ‘Million Dollar Baby’ Hangs Up Her Gloves

Mavzuna Chorieva, Tajikistan's female boxer who brought the country its only medal at the 2012 Summer Olympics, has married and hung up her gloves, at least for a year. While...

28 October 2012

USA: Commissioner David Stern Set to Exit NBA in 2014

One of sport's longest serving administrators, Commissioner David Stern, has announced he will be leaving his job as head of the world's most popular basketball league, the NBA (National Basketball...

25 October 2012

Former Cricket South Africa CEO Gerald Majola Sacked

Last Friday 19 October, former Cricket South Africa CEO Gerald Majola was dismissed. The move came after a hearing against him found him guilty of accepting bonuses and not declaring...

24 October 2012

FIFA Approves Use of Goal-Line Technology

Yesterday, 23 October, international football association FIFA announced that Hawk-Eye and GoalRef goal-line technology can be used, starting with the Club World Cup championship in December. Read blogger responses to...

19 October 2012

Panama, Honduras and Costa Rica Continue on the Road to 2014 World Cup

Panama, Honduras and Costa Rica advanced to the final qualifying round in the Concacaf (the Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football) competition to reach the 2014 FIFA...

18 October 2012

China: Basketball Grandma

17 October 2012

Zimbabwe: Asiagate Scandal Continues to Haunt Football Hopes

While various countries across Africa were playing for qualification to the Africa Cup of Nations 2013 to be held in South Africa, Zimbabwe Football Association (ZIFA) was dealing with the...

Turkmenistan: Build Athletes, Not Stadiums

16 October 2012

Uganda: The Golden Jubilee Gift That Never Was

As Uganda was celebrating 50 years of independence on 9 October 2012, everyone was hoping that qualification for the African Cup of Nations would be the best gift Ugandans would...

9 October 2012

Puerto Rico: Boxer Orlando Cruz Is Proud to Be Gay

Puerto Rican boxer Orlando 'The Phenomenon' Cruz is breaking stereotypes with his recent announcement about his sexual orientation. Cruz, currently the number four featherweight boxer in the world, is the...

2 October 2012

Spain: Greeting Real Madrid With Catalan Separatist Flags

When the rival soccer teams Real Madrid and FC Barcelona meet for a match on October 7, a Catalan activist group is encouraging fans to bring their Catalan separatist flags...

1 October 2012

Burkina Faso: Architect Innovates with Sustainable Primary School

Former FIFA Official Corruption Case – Blogger Asked to Reveal Sources

The ongoing case of corruption claims against former FIFA Vice-President and Asian Football Confederation President Mohammed bin Hammam, has led to a Singapore Court ordering former journalist and blogger James...

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