North American sports are taking the UK
capital by storm
London Calling

North American sports seems to be the rage in London these days.

Later this month, the NBA will stage a pre-season basketball game there, and the first regular season NFL match outside the Americas will take at Wembley Stadium.

This past weekend, the sport of ice hockey took centre stage in the UK capital and the fans seemed to love it, as Al Jazeera's Brendan Connor reports.

Woman's World

Congratulations to Germany for victory in football's women's world cup.

The tournament in China was officiated entirely by female referees - one of those selected was Senegal's Fatou Gaye. She tells us her story.

Fight Club 

Sports clubs can often have a unifying effect, drawing sections of society together and breaking down barriers of race and religion. Yet few can match the diversity of the Fox Boxing Club in the Swedish city of Malmo.

As Sportsworld's Joanna Gasiorowska found out, the club boasts immigrants from Iraq, Guinea Bissau, and even a Cuban defector.

Surfing in Paradise

Thousands flock to Bali every year
to catch the waves
 
Despite having some of the best conditions in the world, the sport of surfing is relatively new in the idyllic Indonesian island of Bali.

The sport was only really introduced by Australians in the 1970s and ever since, thousands flock there each year.

However, the surfing culture has not translated into competitive success for Balinese surfers, although hope could be on the horizon, as Sportsworld's Wayne Hay reports.

This episode of Sportsworld aired from Monday 1st October 2007.

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Source: Al Jazeera