Posts Tagged "south africa"

Cameroon in London: African Football Kits for London 2012 Olympic Games

The London 2012 football kits for 10 Puma-partnered African countries were unveiled at the Design Museum earlier this year. It was the perfect opportunity for us to look at the exhibition for our World in London blog project. Cameroonian artist Barthelemy Toguo was chosen to design his country’s kit, which features a lion’s head.

“This imposing animal is emblematic of Africa, simultaneously expressing forcefulness and serenity,” said Toguo. “It also suggests an ability to overcome any adversary, which is relevant to the nature of a sporting challenge.”

Cameroon’s men’s football team won the country’s first Gold medal at the Sydney Olympic Games in 2000, when they beat Spain in a penalty shootout. This year, the men’s team have been knocked out of the competition, while the women’s team have qualified for the 2012 Games.

You can buy tickets for the Olympic Football Tournaments at www.tickets.london2012.com

Do you know anywhere else you can see Cameroonian culture in London? Let us know in the comments below.

Catch of the Day at Cape Town Fish Market

Just a few minutes away from the bustle of Oxford Circus, the seafood restaurant Cape Town Fish Market offers a variety of seafood and sushi with a South African feel. We marvelled at the live lobster tank as we walked in …

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Video of the Week: The Ball 2002

The Ball 2002 from Christian Wach on Vimeo. Back in 2002, a group of lads kicked a football from Battersea Park, overland, to the World Cup in South Korea. A kind of Olympic Torch, The Ball became a symbol of the …

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