Controversial Ball
While the whole world was anticipating the 2010 World Cup tournament in South Africa, a team of scientists and engineers were busy crafting one of its most crucial pieces of equipment: the soccer ball. This year's ball, made by Adidas, is named Jabulani, which means "celebrate" in the Zulu language.

Adidas engineers claim their rigorously-tested soccer ball is the most advanced yet, but some players disagree.

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world cup

South Africa is privileged to be the first African nation to host the FIFA World Cup. Hosting the world's most-watched sporting event comes with a lot of responsibility, however, and while the new World Cup stadiums are remarkably green, the event's overall environmental impact is less so.

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