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· November, 2012

Stories about Sport from November, 2012

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Peruvian Junior Volleyball Team Wins South American Cup

  30 November 2012

On Monday November 26, 2012, the Peruvian junior volleyball team won the South American Female Volleyball Championship. This is a historic result, after 32 years without getting any titles in that sports category. Bloggers have joined the celebration, and Twitter is buzzing with comments with the hashtag #matadorcitas (the team's nickname).

Bangladesh: Disappearing Playgrounds

  25 November 2012

The Bangladesh Capital Dhaka has seen one of the largest price-booms in the real estate sector which resulted in the decrease of the number of open fields in the city. Amader Kotha discusses the perils of the encroaching real estates, the concept of making a playground for children is gradually...

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Ecuador Battles Violence in Sports

  9 November 2012

Ecuador begins the fight against sports violence after the death of George Murillo León, a 20 year old who was killed in a clash between supporters of football teams Barcelona and Emelec. "No Sports Violence in Guayaquil" is the first campaign to be undertaken by the Ministry of Interior, Ministry of Sports, Ecuadorian Football Federation (FEF), the National Assembly, and the Emelec and Barcelona teams.

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Racism in European Football: Will New Rules Help?

  8 November 2012

October 2012 has seen racism rear its ugly head again, mainly in the European Leagues, especially in England affecting both the Premier League clubs and players as well as the national team. Many have wondered whether the major football bodies UEFA and FIFA will act as some have been trying to do like the Football Association (FA) in England.

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Tennis Superstars Venus and Serena Williams Visit Nigeria

  5 November 2012

The Williams sisters, Serena and Venus, were in Nigeria from October 30 to November 2, 2012. Their visit was at the behest of the Lagos Lawn Tennis Club’s "Breaking The Mould Initiative" (BTM). Naturally, their arrival stirred debate in the Nigerian blogosphere.

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