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· October, 2013

Stories about Sport from October, 2013

23 October 2013

Only Football Divides Tanzania

The Bridge

Tanzania prides itself on its unassailable ethnic and religious unity. But on the day of the Dar es Salaam Derby, neutrality takes a back seat to passionate fandom.

20 October 2013

Fake Beating Stunt on Serbian TV Draws Criticism from Journalists

The phony beating of a journalist appearing on Serbian sports TV network SOS Channel was meant to "raise awareness" of Serbia's football-related issues, according to the channel.

16 October 2013

Bosnia-Herzegovina's World Cup Qualifying Win Unites Region in Celebration

Bosnia-Herzegovina is headed to the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. Congratulations are pouring in from Serbian, Croatian and Montenegrin fans online.

Is Japan Ready to Host the Paralympics?

Ayako Yokota and Ryan Ball take a look at the facilities and technological solutions for people with disabilities in Japan.

14 October 2013

Craze For Football in Bhutan

11 October 2013

Lima Will Host 2019 Pan American Games

Mexico, Panama, and Honduras Seeking a Spot for Brazil 2014 World Cup

On Friday, October 11, Panama, Mexico and Honduras will fight for their chance to attend the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.

9 October 2013

For the Russian Opposition Olympic Flames Burn Cold

RuNet Echo

Over a million people have watched a YouTube video of an Olympic torch being lit with a lighter, after the flame went during the 2014 torch relay.

Saying Good-bye to Baseballer Mariano Rivera

Panamanian pitcher Mariano Rivera retires from professional baseball, leaving behind a series of records that will be hard to break. The media and social networks paid their respects.

5 October 2013

Interview with Guinea Boxing Champ Turned Belgian Politician

Making the transition between the worlds of high level sport and politics has never been easy. It is even more difficult when two different countries are involved. Bea Diallo explains...

4 October 2013

‘Enough Forced Evictions!': Amnesty International Takes On Brazil World Cup Construction

As a result of infrastructure improvements ahead of the World Cup and Olympics, thousands of families are being forcefully evicted in Rio de Janeiro.

1 October 2013

Dark Humor Reigns As Russia's Winter Olympics City Floods

RuNet Echo

Sochi was hit by massive flooding last week, just as the International Olympic Committee wrapped up its final inspection visit. Videos of the storm's damage soon inundated the Russian Internet.