Kenyan runner Eliud Kipchoge, October 12, 2008. Photo by The Wolf at Flickr.com / CC BY 2.0. Check out Global Voices’ special coverage of the global impact of COVID-19. Kenyan long-distance runner Eliud Kipchoge became the first man in the world to run a marathon in two hours last year. He was lookingRead More →

The COVID-19 virus, image by Prachatai on flickr, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0. When British Airways flight number 2263 touched down in Jamaica on March 4, 2020, it brought with it Jamaica’s first case of COVID-19, via a woman arriving from the United Kingdom to attend a family funeral in Jamaica. SheRead More →

8th Human Rights International Film Festival poster. Courtesy: Human Rights Film Center. Used with permission. As fears about COVID-19 continue to grip the world, many countries have taken preventative measures by cancelling events and gatherings. Nepal is the latest country to issue an appeal not to organize any large meetings, conferences,Read More →

Surfer Wave by Pxhere.com. Creative Commons CC0. El Salvador beat Costa Rica, Spain, New Zealand, and Japan to host the 2020 International Surfing Association (ISA) World Surfing Games, an Olympic-qualifier surfing competition. From May 9 to 17, 2020, surfers from all over the world will compete on El Salvador’s beaches toRead More →

Screenshot from soca songstress Destra’s “Me Gusta” video, featuring cricketer Ali Khan, via YouTube. Few soca music videos have gone viral to the degree that singer Destra Garcia’s “Me Gusta” has. The song — one of Destra’s offerings for Trinidad and Tobago’s upcoming 2020 Carnival season, which has been viewed overRead More →

Protest of journalists in front of the parliament in Sarajevo, 30 September 2019. Photo by Dženan Kriještorac, courtesy of RadioSarajevo.ba, used with permission. A group of hooligans who presented themselves as “fans of football club Sarajevo” besieged the newsroom of the online news portal RadioSarajevo.ba in the capital of BosniaRead More →

Campaign poster. Courtesy of Coalition for the Protection of Racehorses. Australia’s iconic horserace, the Melbourne Cup, has copped considerable criticism in 2019 following a recent story by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s 7.30 program. The Final Race: The dark side of the horse racing industry exposed disturbing details about the disposalRead More →

Cameroonian Football League at Limbe Stadium, Limbe, Cameroon, 2019. Photo by Ekonde Daniel, used with permission. Cameroon will host two big football events in the next two years: the 2020 African Nations Championship (a tournament restricted to African players playing in their domestic leagues) and the 2021 Africa Cup ofRead More →

Roger Machado and Marcão, the only two black coaches in Brazil’s top-tier football league. Photo: Observatório Racial do Futebol/Used with permission When Rio de Janeiro’s Maracanã stadium was built for the 1950 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, it aspired to be a football temple. Those hopes were somewhat dashed after Uruguay beatRead More →