Stories about Sport from June, 2013
Mexican national football team fans are demanding that the team's coach, José Manuel "Chepo" de la Torre, resign or be fired, after the team's results in the FIFA Confederations Cup and in the qualifying stage for the 2014 World Cup.
Iranians are relieved to be celebrating for a change. On Tuesday, June 18, 2013 they stormed the streets with joy after Iran's national football team qualified for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
Caribbean cricket fans are still disappointed over the West Indies Cricket team's elimination from the 2013 Champions Trophy after they drew with South Africa (via the Duckworth-Lewis method) in their final, rain-shortened, group match.
As Putin continues to pursue his policy of using international events like the Winter Olympics to show that Russia is worthy of investment, the country's taxpayers are coming to realize that they are the ones footing the bill.
Iran won against South Korea and booked a place in next year's FIFA World Cup. Iranians took to the streets across their country to celebrate.
As the international Confederation Cup football tournament played on in Brazil, massive protests against rising bus fares spread throughout the country.
Did Vladimir Putin steal New England Patriots' owner Robert Kraft's Super Bowl ring when they met in 2005? Many Russian bloggers are asking that very question, after Kraft claimed in a June 14, 2013, New York Post interview that he had in fact not given the ring as a gift.
Chinese national football has long been mocked by fans in China for its poor performance and corruption allegations. Offbeat weighed in on a recent defeat from the national football team that has galvanized many avid soccer fans.
Barry van Wyk from DANWEI blogs about Chinese media and football fans’ reactions to the recent humiliating defeat of 5-1 at home for China’s football team against an under-strength team of youngsters from tiny Thailand.
Following the wave of protests against adjustments to transportation and public spending before the 2014 World Cup, protesters outside the Maracanã Stadium in Rio de Janeiro were reprimanded by the Military Police, who used tear gas against people who had taken refuge in Quinta da Boa Vista City Park, as...
On the day of the football match between Peru and Colombia for the qualifying stage for the Brazil 2014 Football World Cup, a well-known Peruvian artist wrote [es] “fision” instead of “afición” (“supporters” in Spanish) in a tweet where she was repeating a cheer that can be translated as: “Peru...
In the final post of the series, travesti Marcela explains her plans to raise money during the World Cup to be able to travel to Europe.
Transvestite prostitutes say they are willingly traveling to São Paulo in order to get silicone implants in their breasts, buttocks, and other body parts to prepare for their World Cup clientele. But the situation can still be considered human trafficking. The second in a series of reports by Andrea Dipp from Agência Pública.
As Japan's football fans celebrate qualifying for the 2014 FIFA World Cup, a police officer came under spotlight for his persuasive microphone performance in marshaling a large crowd of supporters gathered in Shibuya on the night of June 4th, 2013.
With an eye on the World Cup, transvestites are traveling from the northeastern city of Fortaleza to São Paulo in order to get silicone implants in their breasts, buttocks, and other body parts. The first in a series of reports by Andrea Dipp from Agência Pública.