Vuvuzelas

Scots deflated by World Cup bagpipe ban

A ban on bagpipes at the Rugby World Cup in New Zealand has knocked the wind out of the Scotland team.

India embraces the vuvuzela

The vuvuzelas that became the droning soundtrack to the Soccer World Cup in SA are to make a comeback at the Commonwealth Games in New Delhi.

Life after the World Cup for unwanted vuvuzelas

The vuvuzela may have made it into the <i>Oxford Dictionary</i>, but you may find little use for it beyond the football stadium.

Vuvuzelas set for blast off at Commonwealth Games

Loved and loathed in equal measure, the drone of the vuvuzela will resonate in India for the first time at the Commonwealth Games in October.

Vuvuzela trumpeted by Oxford dictionary

The vuvuzela, which became the sound of the Soccer World Cup, has won an entry in the latest edition of the <i>Oxford Dictionary of English</i>.

Arsenal, Spurs, West Ham ban vuvuzelas

English Premier League clubs Arsenal, Tottenham and West Ham have banned controversial vuvuzela horns from their stadiums this season.

Hawkers suffer as Bafana crash out of Cup

Johannesburg street sellers were raking it in at the start of the World Cup, but now that Bafana has crashed out, business has slumped.

Czech TV mutes vuvuzelas

Czech public television network CT is putting a sock into vuvuzelas at Soccer World Cup games in South Africa.

World Cup embraces triumph and disaster

Tournament teeters between triumph and disaster, not quite living up to expectations of the evangelists, but not fulfilling dire prophecies either.

Woman injures throat in vuvuzela competition

A Cape Town woman who injured her throat at a vuvuzela blowing competition said on Friday that she was on the mend.

Vuvuzelas a gold mine for China manufacturers

The vuvuzelas providing the ear-splitting soundtrack for the Soccer World Cup in South Africa are proving a gold mine for manufacturers in China.

UK supermarket chain wins boost from vuvuzelas

British supermarket chain Sainsbury said on Wednesday that its World Cup goods -- and vuvuzelas -- are selling very well.

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