Surfer Wave by 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, used with permission. A group of hooligans who presented themselves as “fans of football club Sarajevo” besieged the newsroom of the online news portal 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 →

Randy standing in a Chinese court. Screen capture of South Park’s episode “Band in China”. The producers of the American animated sitcom South Park issued a sarcastic apology to China after Beijing censors deleted every trace of the cartoon on all video streaming services and social media platforms within mainland China.Read More →

The Cameroonian amputee football team hopes to get to Angola for their first international competition. Photo by Giovanni Wanneh,, used with permission. The National Amputee Football team of Cameroon may miss out on their very first international tournament in Angola over lack of funding. During the football match, theRead More →

Eto’o with Anzhi Makhachkala in a Russian Cup game against FC Dynamo Moscow, September 2011, via Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 3.0. The Cameroonian great, Samuel Eto’o, has “put an end” to his illustrious career spanning 22 years in 13 clubs across six countries – winning four African player-of-the-year awards andRead More →

Screenshot of “Jumbo the Nuts Man,” who is used to selling his fresh and roasted peanuts at sporting events like West Indies cricket. Image is taken from a YouTube video entitled, “Support for JUMBO de Nuts Man”, uploaded by Brian Bartholomew. The Caribbean Premier League (CPL) is a short-form regionalRead More →