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· January, 2014

Stories about Sport from January, 2014

Old Video of Official Slapping Chinese Tennis Star Li Na Goes Viral

China's sports system is notorious for its abuse of athletes.

Blogger Unveils Sochi Corruption Website

Alexei Navalny joined the Sochi anti-corruption campaign this week, launching an interactive website outlining what he calls the true costs of the Olympic preparations in Sochi.

Sports as a Vector of Peace in Burkina Faso

The National Department of Sports and Entertainment in Burkina Faso published a report on the role of sports as a vector of peace and development in Burkina Faso [PDF in...

China Awards Tennis Champion Li Na With Six-Figure Prize

The Chinese local authorities’ decision to award 800,000 yuan to China's tennis superstar Li Na shortly after her triumph at the Australian Open has triggered criticism among Chinese netizens.

Super Bowls: Olympic Toilet Humor

Are the "toilet-gate" conspiracy theorists correct in their paranoia? Does it even matter if they aren't?

Who Bears the Cost of Russia's Olympics?

Accusations of corruption continue to plague Sochi Olympic preparations.

Tributes to Footballer Akeem Adams After Sudden Death

On Wired868, Lasana Liburd in Trinidad & Tobago, excoriates the officials who he felt did not do enough to assist the late footballer Akeem Adams while the young athlete was...

Dakar Rally Coming to Tupiza, Bolivia

Many Bolivians are excited that the Dakar Rally off-road race will pass through their national territory. On her personal blog, journalist Fabiola Chambi showcases what tourists that may arrive to...

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