Earlier this week ESPN won seven Sports Emmy Awards, including one for music during the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, like the video–played at the start of broadcasts and during breaks from the studio in South Africa–featuring U2 (I prefer Bono when he sings, not when he wants to save Africa) and the Soweto Gospel Choir above and this one, below:

They also won a Sports Emmy for best feature for a short documentary insert, below, featuring rapper Nas, on the Liberian amputee soccer team.  Here’s the trailer:

And of course my personal favorite:


Sean Jacobs

Sean Jacobs is on the international affairs faculty of The New School. He is the founder and chief editor of Africa is a Country.

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