Haiti's under-17s are becoming a force
to be reckoned with

Haitian Hopes

The island of Haiti is not a place you might associate with the beautiful game. So it might surprise you to learn that they qualified for the football world cup in the 1970's.

And as Al Jazeera's Brendan Connor reports, Haiti's youth are now hopeful of emulating those glory days.

Twenty20 Vision

Turning to cricket, and a form of the game which has caused controversy and excitement in equal measure.

Twenty20 has been revolutionising the sport, and after the success of the summer's inaugural world championships, the signs are that it is here to stay.

But how did Twenty20 come about?

Sportsworld's Rahul Pathak takes a look at its short but incident-packed history.

'The way of the foot and the fist'

Kim Guam Cho is a Taekwondo world champion

North Korea is a country which has been in the headlines for a number of reasons recently - and sport has not been one of them.

Yet Korea has given the world one of its toughest Olympic disciplines - the martial art of Taekwondo.

'The way of the foot and the fist' is practiced throughout the communist state.

Al Jazeera's Tony Cheng reports from Pyongyang.

Surfing in Paradise

Bali has some of the best conditions for
surfing in the world

Despite having some of the best conditions in the world, the sport of surfing is relatively new in the idyllic Indonesian island of Bali.

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

Yet the surfing culture has not translated into competitive success for Balinese surfers, although hope could be on the horizon.

Sportsworld's Wayne Hay reports.

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