Stories about Sport from February, 2013
African Nations Cup Anthem Celebrates Peace
On Afrik.com, Mansour Loum discusses “Sela Sela”, the song that was selected as the official anthem of the 29th edition of the 2013 African Nations Cup. The cup took place in South Africa, from January 19 to February 10, 2013. Loum explained that [fr]: With lyrics in English and Bantu,...
Australian Sport: Drugs, Match Fixing Linked to Organised Crime
Allegations of illegal drug taking and match-fixing, involving organized crime, has brought an avalanche of moral outrage and a cascade of clichés online in Australia.
Côte d'Ivoire's ‘Elephants’ Doomed?
What if the football history of Côte d'Ivoire was doomed in a particularly strange way? A story written in such a way that superstars cannot ever put their hands on the continental trophy ? What exactly do Didier Drogba and Laurent Poku lack to win a Africa Cup? They are...
Dreams Come Alive, Baseball Player José Contreras Returns to Cuba
The arrival of José Ariel Contreras to Cuba, a Cuban baseball pitcher based in the US since 2002, has moved the habitants of his native province, Pinar del Río, and also fans of the island's national sport, baseball. Elaine Díaz tells us about this emotional event and its historical and political meaning for Cuba at the moment.
Don’t mind the IMF. Thanks to Volkswagen of America, Inc., we’ve been reminded yet again that Jamaica is a cultural superpower. Jamaica Woman Tongue reminds us that “the Jamaican presence at the Super Bowl wasn’t just the VW ad. It was Beyoncé doing the dutty wine, to the invigorating beat...
Bahamas, U.S.A.: Superbowl Hopes
For the American Football fans, Weblog Bahamas makes a prediction about today's Superbowl game.