‘The Olympics are too big and too expensive for the western democracies to host,’ argued Chappelet on the Play the Game forum already in 2012. This is a statement we still hear often nowadays. And yes, unfortunately it is true. The International Olympic Committee is struggling to find host cities
The sports media is actively showing off how much they have improved to increase women’s media coverage. Unfortunately, the figures tell us the opposite. Last year, female athletes got 4% of the worldwide sports media coverage according to UNESCO.
In 2017, BBC Sport's Barbara Slater, commented, ‘There's a transformation in women's
Most people know about American baseball, but did you know that there is a Finnish version of the game? And no, it doesn’t involve snow or wife carrying.
Finnish baseball, Pesäpallo, also known as Pesis, was created in the 1920s by Lauri Tahko Pihkala at the same time that Babe Ruth
The first quarter of 2019 has come to its end. At this point, it is a good time to analyse the progress (if any) of professional golf through the lenses of equality.
The game is the same. The equipment is the same. The rules are the same. The money is
Chapter 1: The history of women in sport
Establishing the modern Olympic Games — the celebration of male athletes
“Sport is one of the most powerful platforms for promoting gender equality and empowering women and girls,” declares the mission of the International Olympic Committee (IOC).
Gender equality is part of the essence
(We) Finns love weird sports. Moreover, not only do we love strange sports, but we tend to be incredibly good at them. Maybe indulging in those funny sports events are one of the reasons why Finland was selected as the happiest country in the world last year.
Many people think that
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