For a while we’ve dabbled with sports blogging on Africa is a Country; i.e. pieces on John Terry, Didier Drogba, black jockeys and, now and again, when we’ve compiled one of our beloved lists. But now we’ve decided to try to up the ante and today we’re launching (with not much fanfare since we still need to convince you […]
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 […]
The Spring Issue of Middle East arts magazine, Bidoun, is about sports. This includes a piece on “Kenyan long- and middle-distance runners who have found infamy and fortune as Arabized athletes in the Gulf” on $1000 a month for the rest of their lives. This comes with the “standard complement of elite trainers and cutting […]
This is an ad to promote the wares of Willow TV–the California-based portal for live Internet streaming of big cricket matches-ahead of India’s tour of South Africa, a tour that kicks off today. I’ll let the stereotypes of South Africa (Afrikaner farmers, coloured klopse and Zulu fighters) and the idea of cricket as a white […]
Much of whatever energy I have left after work and family goes to football, but I had to post this argument by Naija blogger, Jeremy Weate, including his description of the beautiful game–Sean Jeremy Weate Guest Blogger Chinua Achebe was wrong. The trouble with Nigeria is not a lack of good leaders, it is that […]
My sister sent me these images (above and below)–making their rounds on the internets–of the new Green Point Stadium in Cape Town where one of the semi-finals of the 2010 World Cup will be played. The images were taken early this week when the stadium lights were turned on for the first time. Magnificent.