Thursday, January 21, 2021

Isinbayeva Elected as Member of the International Olympic Committee

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Yelena Isinbayeva, banned by her own sport from taking part at Rio 2016, has been elected as a member of the International Olympic Committee. Russia's...

Women’s Tennis Association Backs Serena Williams in US Open Row

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By Florence Almond | Twenty-three time Grand Slam winner Serena Williams, who accused umpire Carlos Ramos of sexism after he penalized her in the US...

Lisa Borders Named WNBA President

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– Veteran Executive to Take Helm as League Celebrates its 20th Season – NEW YORK, Feb. 10, 2016 – Lisa Borders, who brings more than...

Does Gender Matter When Coaching in the NFL?

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It is believed that Dr. Jen Welter is the first female who will coach in the National Football League (NFL). She was hired by...

Brazilian Officials Vow to Step-up “Information Campaign” to Downplay Zika Virus Fears but Too...

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Brazilian officials are stepping-up an information campaign in an attempt to downplay fears surrounding the risk of Zika virus following recent warnings against attending...

Anna Korakaki and the History of Women Carrying the Olympic Flame

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By Philip Barker | In less than a month, the Olympic Flame will be on its way to Tokyo. Rio 2016 pistol shooting gold...

Of the Golden Stars of Rio and Those Who Made All Medals Shine Brighter

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Who was the biggest star of the 2016 Olympics? It depends on your point of view. From a global perspective, the answer is undoubtedly...

Forster Named High-Performance Director for US Women’s Gymnastics

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By Nick Butler | Tom Forster has been named high-performance director for the women's national team by USA Gymnastics following consultation with coaches and athletes. Forster,...

IOC Hopes to Boost Female Participation and Youth Appeal of Winter Olympics

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To boost female participation and youth appeal of the Winter Olympics the IOC Executive Board agreed on the event programme and athlete quotas for the...

Exclusive: Gender-Equal Bodyweight Categories Proposed in Principle by International Weightlifting Federation

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The International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) has agreed in principle to introduce an additional bodyweight category for women, equalling the eight already existing for men. Since...
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