Stories about Sport from August, 2009
Barbados: Seeking Solutions
“The whole region is in turmoil and yet we expect West Indies cricket to be any better?”: Barbados Underground says that “a solution has to be found, not only for the West Indies cricket team but more importantly for the whole region.”
Slovakia, Croatia: Football Fans Clash in Zilina
CzechFolks.com reports on clashes between Slovak and Croatian football fans that took place in a Slovak town of Zilina.
Jamaica: Doping Hearings
Girl With a Purpose learns that the doping hearing of the Jamaican athletes whose urine samples tested positive for a banned substance “ended prematurely”, while YardFlex.com confirms that the track and fielders will be missing the upcoming World Championships in Berlin.
Ukraine: Beyonce & Madonna in Donetsk?
Foreign Notes reports on the “rumors” of Beyonce and possibly even Madonna to perform at the opening of a stadium in Donetsk on Aug. 29, and comments: “Would the Patriarch approve?”
U.S.: Phelps vs. Cavic
Belgraded writes about the rivalry between “Michael Phelps, the American super-swimmer, and Milorad Cavic, the American-born Serbian talent.”
Jamaica: Athletes & JADCO
Girl With a Purpose is still tracking the story of the athletes that have tested positive for a banned substance, noting that they were scheduled to appear before the Jamaican Anti-Doping Commission yesterday.
Bermuda: The End of Cricket?
“I…wonder now if this is the beginning of the end of the West Indies as a cricket nation”: Bermuda's BeachLime.com shares his thoughts on the impasse between the West Indies Cricket Board and the Players’ Association.
Jamaica: Positive Samples
Girl With a Purpose confirms that “the five Jamaican athletes whose ‘A’ urine samples tested positive, have now heard that their ‘B’ samples have also tested positive for methylxanthine…if found guilty, they may be banned from the World Championships.”