Stories about Sport from July, 2007
Child of the Revolution continues to follow the Pan Am Games in Brazil – this time, with a focus on a few Cuban athletes who have defected.
Black Cush writes about Sudan's perfomance at All-Africa Games 2007: “Thanks to Mouna Djaber, Kaki Abubaker and Yamile Aldama for the three Gold medals. Unfortunately, the efforts are not being covered by the Sudanese media.”
Abeni congratulates Grenada's Kirani James on his recent achievement of winning his country's first medal at the World Youth Games in the Czech Republic.
Child of the Revolution reports that “Cuban athletes are failing to win the hearts and minds of many spectators at the Pan-American Games being held in Rio” – and suggests a few reasons why.
CherryFalava writes about 2010 World Cup: “We're a bit late with this, but it's news to us that Cape Town now has a ‘host city’ logo for the 2010 World Cup.”
Frustrations with Malawi Soccer, President looks to God, Questions about AIDS and Sex, and Benefits of SourceForge
In recent years, Malawi’s soccer scene has been less exciting due to poor performance of national team, The Flames. Its performance has attracted a number of bloggers calling for action now. At the heart of the matter are issues of coaching and finances. Such problems have not only affected the national team but also many clubs. Malawian bloggers look at the whole situation from different angles.
Flugtag is taking Kuwait by storm,writes Projekt Cyan.
Algerian blogger Nouri praises his country's teams performances in the African Games here.
Kenya is making its name at All Africa Games 2007 in games many would not have expected: “It wouldn’t sound so bad when you get to know that Kenya’s representatives have been making exploits than never before at the Games in places you would least expect them. Cycling? Swimming? Yes...
Sochi Travel writes about the unofficial Sochi Olympics mascot contest.
“You might think that the position is so blighted that no one wants it, or you may think it just odd that only one name apiece was tossed into the circle for the posts of president and vice-president of the West Indies Cricket Board.” Vaneisa Baksh at CaribbeanCricket.com weighs in...
Barbados Free Press applauds the achievement of 17-year-old Shane Brathwaite, Barbados’ first World Youth Athletics Champion.
Montevideo Me Mata! [ES] declares that Uruguayan football has died after witnessing tough losses to Brazil and the United States.
Despite the heat, Kuwaitis are braving the weather and making the most of outdoor activities. While some are enjoying boating and Flugtag games, one Kuwaiti blogger got more than she bargained for when she ventured out to sea without her sun block. Read Abdullatif Al Omar's report of this week's Kuwait round up to learn more.
TOL's Steady State offers an Abkhaz perspective on the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi.
Mark MacKinnon posts a few quick notes on Sochi-2014, Putin's meeting with Bush, and Russia's relations with Georgia.
It would be, of course, an exaggeration to say that every single Russian blogger has commented on Russia's victorious bid to host the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi last week - but it wouldn't be that huge of an exaggeration. The response to the news has been enormous, and the blogosphere seems to be divided into two camps now: those who think that holding the Olympics in this mountainous Black Sea resort town is a great idea - and those who think it's a disaster in the making. Here are the views of several bloggers involved in the Russian opposition politics in one way or another - as well as some comments from their readers - all translated from Russian.
Nearly three percent of Guatemala's annual budget is devoted to sports. The sports section in local newspapers is much larger than the culture section. However, cultural blogs are present in the country letting readers know about great projects, events and activities. Here are seven of these blogs.
The Voice of Europe writes about football in the Czech Republic.
Sochi Travel reports on the first hotel reservation for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi.
West Indies Cricket Blog reports that Brian Lara is “coming out of retirement as part of the 125th-anniversary celebrations for his old club, Warwickshire.”