Since the end of apartheid in South Africa, the issue of black participation in sport has been high on the agenda.
|Black cricket in South Africa has a much richer history|
than you may imagine
Cricket has often been seen as an exclusively white sport, however non-white cricket in South Africa has a much richer history than you may imagine.
Sportsworld's Rahul Pathak explains.
In a perfect world sport would be completely free of politics.
|Katayoon Ashraf is the coach for the Iranian|
womens kayak team
The Olympic ideal has always been about letting athletes compete on the fields of play without concern for the stances of their governments.
Sadly though, politics do tend to encroach on sport.
But as one group of intrepid teenagers from Iran recently proved, sport can be simply about the exchange of experiences, skills and fun.
Al jazeera's Brendan Connor reports.
South Africa 2010
In just over 2 years time the continent of Africa will be staging football's world cup for the first occasion.
|Over four hundred thousand fans and tourists|
are expected to visit South Africa
The hosts, South Africa are making all the right noises about the event, yet problems with crime, transport, and the potential legacy of the construction have been overshadowing the build up.
So Sportsworld took a look at South Africa's preparations.
Watch part one of this episode of Sportsworld on Youtube
Watch part two of this episode of Sportsworld on Youtube
This episode of Sportsworld aired from Monday, January 14, 2008
To contact us click on 'Send your feedback' at the top of the page
Watch Al Jazeera English programmes on YouTube
Source: Al Jazeera