London Olympics 2012 – Enter South Sudan

July 9th, 2013 by admin

When it comes to the biggest sports star in South Sudan history the first name that comes to mind is Manute Bol. Manute Bol was born in South Sudan in 1962 and later went on to become one of the tallest basketball players in NBA history and a great activist as well after he retired. Bol stood 7’7” and is one of the best shot blockers in league history because of his enormous height. He came from a family of enormously tall people in Sudan. His mother was reportedly 6’10” and he claimed his great grandfather was 7’10”. Manute Bol was discovered in Sudan playing basketball in amateur leagues by the coach for Farleigh Dicksinson University. He ended playing Division II basketball at Bridgeport University and was later drafted in the second round of the NBA draft by the Washington Bullets in 1985. After that he bounced around the league playing for four NBA teams the Bullets, Miami Heat, Philadelphia 76ers, and the Golden State Warriors. While his offensive game was very weak he was very effective as a defensive specialist averaging 3.3 blocks per game throughout his NBA career, web site. Bol tragically died in 2010 at the age of 48 of kidney failure.

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This Year’s Top Games To Watch In South Sudan

May 28th, 2013 by admin

South Sudan is well-known for its football and basketball teams. During the country’s recent years of turmoil and war, citizens often attended sporting events to find some form of comfort. Because football and basketball are so popular in South Sudan, these types of games are the ones to watch in 2013.

Basketball

Basketball is widely popular in South Sudan and the country has produced a large number of talented individuals that currently play on the international Read the rest of this entry »

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South Sudan Athletes’ Biggest Challenges This Season

March 31st, 2013 by admin

The athletes of the recently formed South Sudan have has a season of firsts as the country has continued to form its national teams and Olympic Organization. In the upcoming season, the South Sudanese will be able to compete against the other African nations for bragging rights as the best team on the African Continent. What was once a dark and disturbing future filled with violence and warfare is now replaced with hope and enthusiasm for the intrepid athletes of this Read the rest of this entry »

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Top Five Biggest Players In South Sudan

July 30th, 2012 by admin

South Sudan, just one year old, is struggling to assemble a team to send to the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. One South Sudanese runner, Lopez Lomong, is training to participate in the games. However, he will not be representing his country; he will be representing the United. States. Still, his native country will be proudly supporting their young athlete. Lmong, in recent times, was running to escape the rebels, and, in a positive manner, has turned his running skills to attain the speed to meet Olympic standards. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sizzling Sports: The South Sudan’s Teams To Beat

July 29th, 2012 by admin

South Sudan is fast becoming a hot bed of basketball. The newly formed nation has become a top producer of basketball talent. The South Sudan National Basketball Team has yet to gain acceptance into FIBA but that hasn’t stopped them from sending players to the United States on a regular basis.

Many players are recruited to private high schools in the States and go on the have solid college careers. Many go on to play professionally on the international stage and a few have even made it to the NBA.

NBA legend Manute Bol and current superstar Luol Deng Read the rest of this entry »

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The South Sudan’s Next Top Athletes

July 27th, 2012 by admin

South Sudan celebrated its first year of independence after it seceded from Sudan last year. The celebration centered around their football teams 2-2 tie with their opponents, Uganda. Their coach, Zoran Dordevic was thrilled with the tie as it has been difficult to get his team together in order to prepare for the game. He said his players are very young. However, the biggest deficit is that they have little experience in playing football.

One of the outstanding players on the team, striker James Joseph Morgan, is looking forward to their next game which he believes will be even bigger. Read the rest of this entry »

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What You Should Know About Sports In South Sudan

July 24th, 2012 by admin

South Sudan may be only months old on the international stage, but they have already been excitedly preparing for their role in worldwide athletics. A number of popular sports are common in South Sudan, including wrestling, football (soccer), and basketball. Wrestling is a traditional sport in South Sudan, and has been important in celebrating the end of agricultural periods for years. While this sport is most popular domestically, South Sudan is also trying to make a name for itself abroad. The South Sudanese have already joined FIFA and begun to compete against other African teams. The national football Read the rest of this entry »

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The South Sudan’s Hottest Sports Stars

July 22nd, 2012 by admin

When it comes to the biggest sports star in South Sudan history the first name that comes to mind is Manute Bol. Manute Bol was born in South Sudan in 1962 and later went on to become one of the tallest basketball players in NBA history and a great activist as well after he retired. Bol stood 7’7″ and is one of the best shot blockers in league history because of his enormous height. He came from a family Read the rest of this entry »

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