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Soccer game fractures relations between Algeria, Egypt

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Soccer game fractures relations between Algeria, Egypt

Hoda Osman, a special correspondent for Worldfocus and an Egyptian-American, writes about the diplomatic crisis that followed a World Cup qualifier between Egypt and Algeria on Saturday. She explains the intense emotions surrounding the sport and how the rivalry affects pan-Arab relations.

Posted: November 20, 2009 15:31   Comments: 78
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil wins bid to host the 2016 Olympics

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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil wins bid to host the 2016 Olympics

Worldfocus producer Channtal Fleischfresser reacts to the Olympic Committee's announcement. The decision makes Brazil the first South American country to host the Olympics.

Posted: October 2, 2009 10:56   Comments: 3
Q&A: Women’s soccer around the world

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Q&A: Women’s soccer around the world

Explore the rise of women's soccer around the world with this interactive feature. Worldfocus also speaks with two sports historians about the status of female soccer players globally.

Posted: September 10, 2009 12:53   Comments: 2
Female soccer players shoot down Turkish taboos

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Female soccer players shoot down Turkish taboos

In much of Turkey, playing soccer is something girls simply don't do. But despite religious and cultural resistance, some women players are challenging the norm and taking to the field.

Posted: September 10, 2009 12:49   Comments: 19
Splintered bats fly and feisty tongues flap on Cuban streets

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Splintered bats fly and feisty tongues flap on Cuban streets

In Cuba, baseball is a beloved year-round sport, played in stadiums and in streets. While it may look the same, it is a far cry from the money game it has become in the U.S.

Posted: April 7, 2009 12:01   Comments: 1
Terrorism puts a damper on South Asian cricket sport

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Terrorism puts a damper on South Asian cricket sport

Cricket is wildly popular in India, Pakistan and other South Asian countries, but even sports aren't immune to terrorism -- attacks in recent months have created doubt about the safety of holding matches, writes a Worldfocus contributing blogger.

Posted: March 31, 2009 08:36   Comments: 0

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