Monthly Archives: June 2011

Cerro Pelado, same prow, same compass

When the United States vainly tried to stop the Cuban sports delegation from attending the Central American and Caribbean Games hosted by Puerto Rico

“CERRO Pelado, your entry into the territorial waters of the United States or San Juan, or any Puerto Rican port, is forbidden, I repeat, forbidden. You are informed that the boat’s entry will result in it being seized. These territorial waters extend to three nautical miles from the coast.” Continue reading

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Thank you, world

Japan's players carry a banner thanking supporters following their Women's World Cup Group B soccer match against New Zealand in Bochum, Germany on June 27, 2011. by WOLFGANG RATTAY/REUTERS

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Palestinian sports community appeals to UEFA to stop 2013 football tourney in Israel

The following statement is from Palestinian football clubs, organized under the name, Red Card Israeli Apartheid:

Sports contact with any country practising apartheid in sports condones and strengthens apartheid – International Convention Against Apartheid in Sports Continue reading

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Cry a blue tear, Cherry

Interesting excerpt from remarks to The Globe and Mail by Johnny Bower, the last goalie of a Stanley-Cup-winning Maple Leafs squad: Continue reading

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Is ‘Palestinian soccer alive and kicking its way to the FIFA World Cup’?

Sports and culture are important elements of their nation-building project, the Palestinians affirm. In the biggest match in Palestinian history, the national football team faces Afghanistan on June 29 and July 3 in first-round Asian qualifiers for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

In this Oct. 26, 2008, file photo, players of the Palestinian soccer team are seen on the field prior a match with Jordan at a stadium in the West Bank town of Aram, near Jerusalem.

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Nearly two billion people worldwide now overweight

Washington, D.C.—MORE THAN 1.9 billion people worldwide were overweight in 2010, a 25 per cent increase since 2002, a new Worldwatch analysis shows.

A survey of statistics in 177 countries shows 38 per cent of adults – those 15 years or older – are now overweight. The trend is strongly correlated to rising income and to an increase in preventable health problems, writes Richard H. Weil in the latest Vital Signs Online release from the Worldwatch Institute. Continue reading

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