Encouraging of football lovers to come to South Africa for the games has opened up a new window into the world.
The Poor People's World Cup in Cape Town, organized by the Western Cape Anti-Eviction Campaign, aims to highlight the province's struggle against poverty and homelessness.
Video interview -- in Spanish -- of Mexican soccer player Pavel Pardo in Chicago on the opening day of the World Cup.
CHICAGO - In a sea of green jerseys hundreds proudly cheered for Mexico here early Friday morning, June 11, at a local indoor soccer gym as the North American nation competed against South Africa in the much-anticipated opening game of the 2010 World Cup.
If there was one sport that helped South Africans overcome a racially segregated society that kept Blacks down under the country's apartheid system - it was soccer.
Soccer fans worldwide are gearing up for the most popular sporting event on the planet, the 2010 World Cup, set to kickoff June 11 for the first time on African soil in South Africa.
The Olympics should be about the beauty of sports and competition without the beast of corporate profits.
It's Kafka-esque. A small number of specialists have been ordered to determine if South Africa's international champion in the women's 800 meter race, Caster Semenya, is really a woman. After her blazing victory and complaints from her international opponents, the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) ordered a "gender test" that includes examinations by "a gynecologist, endocrinologist, psychologist, an internal medicine specialist and an expert on gender."