Category Archives: Sport

Skiing in Kyrgyzstan; Or at least trying to learn!

One of the the reasons I was so ready to come back to Kyrgyzstan in the middle of an admittedly chilly winter was for the ample snow-sport opportunities that abound around here. While all the snow and ice and cold may not be so exciting when crunching around the slick sidewalks of Bishkek, it all pays off when I manage to get out to the mountains.

http://www.monkboughtlunch.com/skiing-in-kyrgyzstan/ 6a3ae19ce91fa8bf6c2a2fdf6ec9f315

FIFA – Kyrgyzstan page

FIFA – Kyrgyzstan page

http://www.fifa.com/associations/association=kgz/index.html

The National Football Team of Kyrgyzstan: The Kyrgyz Republic Soccer Side Since the Break Up of the USSR

The National Football Team of Kyrgyzstan: The Kyrgyz Republic Soccer Side Since the Break Up of the USSR

After the fall of the USSR, Kyrgyzstan began to compete in international soccer. While most of the former Soviet states played in Europe, the Kyrgyz side played in Asia.

http://www.suite101.com/content/the-national-football-team-of-kyrgyzstan-a178295#ixzz0xtJqFcOG

OUR FRIENDS IN THE EAST

OUR FRIENDS IN THE EAST

“How did it transpire that Kazakhstan falls under Uefa’s jurisdiction while Uzbekistan, their neighbour to the south, play in the Asian department?”

(It’s the fourth story on the page)

http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/2005/nov/02/theknowledge.sport

Soccer in The Stans

Soccer in The Stans

I noticed that Pakistan is playing Sri Lanka in the AFC challenge cup qualifiers today, a tournament for low-ranked, emerging countries in the Asian Federation. This sent my mind way off into random thought land and I wondered what the soccer scene is like in all of the Central Asian “______stan” countries. Here’s what I found:

http://www.thebesteleven.com/2008/04/soccer-in-stans.html

Never Mind the Bolsheviks

Never Mind the Bolsheviks

http://fourfourtwo.com/blogs/nevermindthebolsheviks/default.aspx

Velo Portal

Velo Portal

All about Bicycles in Kyrgyzstan

In Russian only

http://velo.kg/

Youth Olympics 2010: Kyrgyzstan represented by swimmers and wrestlers

Youth Olympics 2010: Kyrgyzstan represented by swimmers and wrestlers