Stories about Sport from May, 2006
Russia: Blogger Dies on Mount Elbrus
Aleksandr Antonov (aka LJ user caesar_rb) 1979-2006 Aleksandr Antonov's last LJ post was a very happy one: he was going on a two-week vacation to conquer Mount Elbrus. Here's what he wrote on April 30 (RUS), as LJ user caesar_rb: I'm going to Elbrus! So, my dear comrades, I'm leaving...
West Indies: Brian Lara's appointment “commercial”?
Sir Viv Richards, West Indies cricket legend, says star batsman Brian Lara was recently appointed captain of the team for “commercial reasons”. “A tad ungracious of the great man,” says Jeremy Taylor at the Caribbean Beat blog.
Belarus: Athletes and Fans For the White-Red-White Flag
TOL's Belarus Blog writes about Belarusian athletes speaking up for the outcast white-red-white flag – and Belarusian fans promoting it abroad: “There is one embarassment, though: Lukashenka cannot prevent waving of the banned flag abroad, and wave they do! Every away game, any hockey championship, etc. becomes an opportunity for...
Philippines: Climber Scales Mt. Everest
Newsstand blog is reporting on the first Filipino to scale the world's tallest mountain and the story as presented by the various news agencies. Some of the media companies were also involved in sponsoring the climbing teams. Jeg comments on the post “Congratulations to the Pinoys. Well done. No congratulations...
Trinidad and Tobago: Blue devils in Dortmund
Stacy-Marie Ishmael of the Trinidad and Tobago World Cup Team Blog posts two photos of the winged rhino sculpture, decorated by Trinidadian artist Che Lovelace, that represents T&T in Dortmund, Germany, one of the host cities for the FIFA World Cup next month. The StudioFilmClub blog points out that the...
Poland: Footbal ‘Pseudo-Fans’
Kinuk writes about football and the trouble that Polish football hooligans are causing.
Cambodia: Looking optimistic
Wanna, a Cambodian currently living in neighbouring Vietnam is pleased with the positive developments in his home country.
Barbados: BTA inks deal with NY Mets
Linda Thompkins reports that the Barbados Tourism Association has signed a promotional deal with the New York Mets baseball team. Mets fans will have the chance to win trips to Barbados and season ticket holders will be invited to a Mets-themed weekend in Barbados.
Iran: Football & Politics
Faryadnameh says a few deputies in European Parliament have proposed not to let Iran participate in World Cup in Germany. According the blogger nuclear crisis is one of their reasons (Persian). Blogger adds fortunately German Chancellor, Mrs. Angela Merkel, make it clear that sport & politics are two separate issues.
Caribbean: New West Indies anthem
At the Trinidad & Tobago World Cup blog Stacy-Marie Ishmael parses some of the mixed reactions to the new West Indies anthem, which was sung for the first time at yesterday's Trinidad & Tobago v. Peru football match in Trinidad.
Slovenia: On Not Skiing
Michael of The Glory of Carniola explains why he doesn't ski and what it's like to be a non-skier in Slovenia: “Being a non-skiier in Slovenia is a bit like being an atheist in America: you automatically belong to a distrusted minority. If a Slovene asks you if you ski,...
Kenyan Blogosphere Dispatch
We begin this roundup with a very cute video by the GV Swahili bridge-blogger Ndesanjo, he shares this video in his post on video blogging. It is of a young boy playing Bob Marley Songs like ‘Get up, Stand up’. He will be doing a Swahili series giving step by...
Caribbean: Farewell to two cricket grounds
At the West Indies Cricket Blog, Ryan Naraine notes that the Caribbean will bid farewell to two cricket grounds this season, Guyana's Bourda and the Antigua Recreation Ground.
El Salvador: Cycling, Pro and Otherwise
Tim Muth says the eight day pro cycling race Vuelta a El Salvador is currently underway. Meanwhile, a cyclist named David is riding through Central America and blogging his journey at A Ride for the Climate.
Guyana: Plan B for the Cricket World Cup
“Guyana's secret “Plan B” for the 2007 Cricket World Cup has been leaked!” writes Nicholas Laughlin in a post pointing to a Stabroek News humour piece on the country's continency plans for hosting visitors during next year's cricket tournament. “It includes the creation of special DWZs (Designated War Zones) in...
Singapore: Village Badminton
Singapore's nostalgia blogger Lam Chun See writing at the goodmorningyesterday blog talks about his childhood Kampong(village) badminton playing days.
Europe: racism in football
MentalAcrobatics writes on racism in European football and points to a newly formed group “the African Council” based in Berlin, Germany who plan to “publish a guide warning about areas where there have been racist attacks”
Iran: Peace Seekers
In Peace seekers blog we read that three Iranian journalists and an Iranian photographer wanted to walk from Iran to Germany. According to this blog, these people wanted to be in Germany at the moment of World Cup inauguration.They wanted to bring a peace message from Iran to the world...
Argentina: Maradona Betrayal and Worship
Brandan compares Maradona's recent donning of a Brazilian football jersey to “Michael Jordan wearing a CCCP warm-up during the Cold War.” Meanwhile, Argentine journalism professor Julian Gallo says that blogger and author Leandro Zanoni has published a book about Diego Maradona's life in the media. In a followup post, Gallo...
Workers, Women, Ahmadinejad & Ayatollahs
Iranian blogs have talked about 1 May demonstration in Tehran and Ahamdinejad’s decision to permit women to go to stadiums to watch football. President’s decision has been discussed on Iranian and international blogs such as BBC’s World Have Your Say. Jomhour says, according to ILNA (Iranian Labour News Agency) hundred...
Brazil raps about transition to digital TV
It is in a year where Brazilians will face a World Cup -- and hot presidential elections -- that the debate about the digital TV implementation is arriving in Brazil. The open network is one more time sheltering the most productive exchange of ideas and arguments on the issue.