Stories about Sport from July, 2010
Jordanian Hareega shares the best moments from the World Cup, which ended in South Africa, here.
Ricardo lists [es] 10 things Chileans will never forget about the 2010 FIFA World Cup. Some things are specific to Chile, but others are universal: Paul the Octopus, the Jabulani (the ball), the vuvuzelas and the referee mistakes.
Think Change India highlights the Dream A Dream project in India which is using team sports like football to create a fun filled learning environment for children.
Back To Bangladesh talks with a Bangladeshi football fan to understand why the Worldcup craze waned in the country – of course after the early departures of their favorites Argentina and Brazil.
The 2010 FIFA Football World Cup in South Africa ended on Sunday July 11. It was a month full of football all around the world. Peruvian fans had to make do with watching the tournament from afar. And now they are celebrating Spain as the new champion.
A diplomatic incident between Brazil and Paraguay broke out in the same day that the latter was eliminated from the World Cup. In focus is a prejudiced video report about the participation of Paraguay in the Cup, which was broadcasted by a Brazilian television channel, Rede Globo's SporTV.
Psychic octopus Paul was right and Spain clinched the World Cup in the football finals, which ended in South Africa a few minutes ago. In the Arab World, Twitter users shared a few thoughts on the finale and the tournament overall.
The controversial decisions of several referees participating in the World Cup and their methods have been brought into question by fans, bloggers [ENG], journalists [ENG] and national football associations worldwide during this, the world’s largest international sporting event. Although FIFA President Blatter has made public apologies to Mexico and France...
Bermuda's Breezeblog attended the World Cup in South Africa and shares ten things he learned from the experience.
Football is a very popular sport in Morocco. But the appointment of Belgian Eric Gerets to coach the national team for a rumored exorbitant amount of money has got the blogosphere talking.
A short video interview about the tournament organized by the Refugee VI soccer team is to raise awareness about the issue of xenophobia in South Africa.
After receiving hundreds of comments on his Facebook page, Nigeria's President reversed a controversial suspension of the country's national football team. But was the President's change of heart really a response to citizens voicing their frustration on Facebook? Or because of pressure from international football's powerful governing body?
Emmanuel Midi, reporting for Inside Disaster, tells of Haiti's passion for two specific World Cup teams.
YardFlex.com celebrates track and fielder Usain Bolt's most recent win at the IAAF Diamond League meet.
“Bafana Bafana played a world cup final on Tuesday the 22nd of June 2010 as the whole of South Africa stopped and came together at 4.00pm to see if their team could, against all the odds, win the match against France…,” writes Daudi Were.
For the past few weeks, amidst global World Cup madness, a young German octopus named Paul has been accurately predicting the victors of each football match from inside his tank.
Football is not our thing, but we can surely dance: “South Africans may not be the best football players but they surely can sing and dance. I watch TV reports about South African workers on strike, with amusement.”
After being grouped with countries that do not send women athletes in international sporting events, Brunei is now considering the sending of women athletes in the 2012 Olympic Games
African bloggers are expressing their sentiments about the sad exit of the only hope of Africa’s team (Ghana Black Stars) at the 2010 FIFA Word Cup. Ghana lost to Uruguay in a dramatic game that ended in a penalty shootout.
Gabriel Budiño [es] analyzes how new technologies like Twitter and Facebook have affected the 2010 FIFA World Cup. He cites the use of Twitter by Uruguayan football player Diego Forlán and the quick creation of a Facebook group [es] about the handball by player Luis Suarez against Ghana.
Ariniaina shares photos of children playing with a makeshift soccer ball in Antananarivo. The scene is reminiscent of the remarkable photo essay by Julius Mwelu at the road-to-2010 blog about “the ingenuity of children to keep the joy of soccer alive”. [Additional photos at africamediaonline]