Stories about Sport from May, 2007
Trinidad & Tobago: The Player Diaries
West Indies Cricket Blog links to the Player Diaries: Hear what Sarwan, Gayle and Ramdin have to say about the upcoming West Indies tour of England.
Peru: Greatest Goal Ever?
Peruvian bloggers are buzzing over the goal of Andrés Vásquez, who plays in Sweden, and scored on a magnificent cross-kicked score known as a “taquito” or “rabona”. Peruanista collects many reactions and posts videos that show this unique method of scoring. Some have even gone as far as saying that...
Cape Verde: Cape Verdan basketball legacies
Basketball legacies from Cape Verde: “In examining the small but intriguing world of Cape Verdean basketball, there are two families who stand out quite prominently. In each case, the athlete is a young woman, and their Father, in one instance, and Uncle, in another, is coaching at the highest levels...
Ukraine: Preparing for Euro-2012
Kiev Blogger writes about Euro-2012 and the infrastructure changes that Ukraine needs to introduce to make the event successful: “Take hotels. There is a huge lack of them in Kiev, so huge, that if you would look at the prices, you’d notice that they are very high for a country...
Albania: Fast Driving, etc.
Our Man in Tirana posts pictures of Albania's capital taken from the Sky Tower, and writes about the problem of fast driving in his neighborhood, the recent ‘Gumball Rally,’ which resulted in two deaths, and the upcoming visit of George W. Bush.
Bangladesh: The “revenge” tour
Cricket played between India and Bangladesh promises high emotions says 3rd world view. “On the other hand it was a great moral booster for Bangladesh although they have beaten India earlier. But Indian fans see this opportunity to show Bangladesh where India stands. Bangladesh is still two ranks below India...
Guyana: Sarwan Predicts Victory
West Indies Cricket Captain Ramnaresh Sarwan predicts that his team will emerge triumphant in the upcoming tour of England, according to this post from Voice of Guyana International.
Taiwan: Olympic torch relay-through Taiwan or not?
2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, China will have a fabulous start: the route of the Olympic torch relay will be the longest in the history (85000 miles, 130 days). However, the plan was rejected by Taiwan on April 26, 2007. The current proposed route related to Taiwan can be seen...
Kuwait: Walkways, Development, Sports and Unknown ‘Brands’
Construction cranes are seen all over Kuwait - building everything from pedestrian walkways for people to exercise in their own neighbourhoods to skyscrapers and mega malls. Kuwaiti bloggers give us a preview of all that, plus an insight to a near disaster in a sports club, where spectators can literally fall to their doom if they focus on the game too much.
China: green Olympic Games
Positive solution blogs about the Beijing city plan to greenify the area near the airport so that people have a good first impression.
Bahrain: Incense-wafting Journalism
This week in Bahrain bloggers have been preoccupied with topics including sycophancy, the welfare of foreign labourers, and the culture of alcohol consumption. Follow the arrows to see how Ayesha Saladana sums up some of the best conversations taking place in the Bahraini blogosphere.
Armenia: Lifting Champs
Who among Europeans are the strongest? If their dominance in the 2007 European Weightlifting Championship is any indication, it just might be the Armenians. As Armenia Blog reports, both the men and women of the Armenian team finished strongly.
India: World Cup? Bah!
GreatBong is a little disappointed with the way the World Cup 2007 turned out. “World Cup 2007, the most bloated, insipid, one-sided World Cup ever, ended appositely in pitch darkness (reminding old hands of that match in Sharjah which for the first time brought into focus the farce that cricket...
Sudan: Darfur's Beauty, Peace Negotiations & The Complex Sudanese Dating Scene
To many people, the name Darfur is synonymous with terror, death and hopelessness. Darfur, as we will soon see, is a very beautiful place despite the human suffering. We'll start this round up with some wonderful pictures of Darfur posted by Precious, a Sudanese girl in her early 20's who...
Jordan: When Tradition Meets Fanatism
Arab tradition meets football fanatism in this image posted by Jordanian blogger Ahmad Humeid.
St. Vicent & the Grenadines: Goodbye, Cricket World Cup
In a bittersweet farewell to Cricket World Cup 2007, Abeni writes: “So you gone and I am still wondering about the legacy word. We made some pretty stadiums and fix up the place nice nice for you. Now we wonder if even in the long-run we will be able to...
Barbados: World Cup Failure
Barbados Free Press reports that the international media has been “less than complimentary” about the 2007 Cricket World Cup.