uninteresting, ungainly, and, I do not hesitate to add, improper.” This is how
Pierre de Coubertin, the father of the modern Olympic Games, described women’s
sport in the late 19th century. It was a time when modern sport
started to become organised. In his opinion “the solemn and periodic exaltation
of male athleticism” was
The most recent example of a democratic state that cancelled a bid for the Olympic Games came in November 2018 when Calgary voted against hosting the 2026 Winter Olympics.
Stockholm is still bidding for those Games. It withdrew its bid for the 2022 Games and also the current bid is arguable.
The major season kicked off in May, with the oldest major in the women’s golf calendar, the U.S. Women’s Open. The event took place at Shoal Greek golf course, designed by Jack Nicklaus.
Finding the winner wasn’t easy and after 72 holes the lead was shared by Ariya Jutanugarn and Hyo-Joo
Golf made a controversial return to the Olympic arena in 2016 after more than a century in the shadows. However, its return was criticised by many who didn’t think that professional multi-millionaire athletes — who earn millions of pounds and fly in private jets week after week — belong in
The founder and director of the Sports Journalism programme at St Mary’s University in London, Dr Daragh Minogue, has been shortlisted for a prestigious new National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ) award.
The industry training award “recognises the outstanding work of individuals, educators and employers who promote equality, diversity
Many people do not consider golf a sport. One round is usually a four to five hour long leisurely six-mile walk with, on average, slightly less than 100 golf swings. The game — at least the way the most people know it — is good exercise, but not an extreme sport
Last week, a united team of Europeans played under the flag of the European Union and, on Sunday, celebrated to the sound of Beethoven’s breathtaking Ode to Joy - the anthem of the continent. This took place after they had defeated their rivals across the Atlantic in the Ryder Cup
The crisis engulfing the world anti-doping agency (WADA) continues as athletes, politicians and sports administrators across the world continue to criticise them for lifting the ban on RUSADA - the Russian anti-doping body at the centre of one of the worst drugs scandals in modern sport.
Former WADA chief Harri Syväsalmi