Stories about Sport from October, 2013
Only Football Divides Tanzania
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.
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.
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.
Craze For Football in Bhutan
Bhutan ranks 207th amongst 209 Football playing nations in the FIFA ranking. However, Sogyel Tobgyel reports that Football has become the new craze for the Bhutanese people.
Lima Will Host 2019 Pan American Games
Peru's capital, Lima, was elected with 31 votes as the city that will host the 2019 Pan American Games, leaving Chile's Santiago, Argentina's La Punta and Venezuela's Ciudad Bolívar behind. On Twitter, some were happy about the news, like Nelson Peñaherrera C: ¡Qué alegría que los #Panamericanos 2019 se realicen en...
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.
For the Russian Opposition Olympic Flames Burn Cold
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.
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 his remarkable career.
‘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.
Dark Humor Reigns As Russia's Winter Olympics City Floods
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.