The University of New Brunswick women’s varsity hockey team played its first game on October 13 against Mount Allison after being resurrected following a lengthy battle lasting a decade. Continue reading →
Artist’s rendering of the stylized LED-light Olympic flame that will ’burn‘ outside the Canadian Olympic Committee offices at Olympic House in Montreal.
Dozens of athletes from Canada and thousands from developing countries have had a difficult time raising the money needed to train and take part in the Olympics Games in Brazil.
In Canada, more than two dozen world-class athletes were so hard up for support that they resorted to launching crowdfunding campaigns to supplement the money they receive from government and perhaps corporate sponsors. Continue reading →
The investigation sheds a light on sexual abuse policies in US gymnastics | EFE
An IndyStar investigation reveals how the sports organization was warned of sexual abuses to ahtletes and did nothing.
USA Gymnastics, a U.S.-based Olympic organization, failed to act or notify authorities after years of allegations of sexual abuse suffered by athletes from coaches, according to an investigation by IndyStar. Continue reading →
NFL broadcasts this year are stuffed with in-house ads marketing uniforms to American women. With fashion tips, cooking and dance lessons, and oogling of athletes, US sports monopolies “usher in a new age of empowerment” for women.–TS
By JULIA LURIE and EDWIN RIOS*
(August 22, 2015) – Last week, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers launched a new campaign to entice female fans. The initiative, called RED, will “re-invent the female fan experience” and “usher in a new age of empowerment for the women of Tampa Bay,” explains team spokeswoman Casey Phillips in a promotional video. Sounds cool, right? Continue reading →
The Olympic Solidarity Conference, Women in Sports, was inaugurated October 29, in Havana, with the attendance of specialists from across the country, reported Prensa Latina.
Supported by the Cuban Olympic Committee’s Women’s and Sports Committee (COC) and national educational leadership of the Cuban Sports Institute (INDER), the event aims to expand knowledge regarding the different areas of physical activity and sports in which women participate. Continue reading →