International Sports

By Mihret Amdu Yirgeta, September 15 2021— I remember when I first heard about Sha’Carri Richardson, an incredibly talented sprinter, who had high hopes of joining the US Olympic Team in the 2021 Tokyo Olympics. Even as I applauded her talent, I felt dread over how popular and renowned she was becoming — it felt […]

Gina Akpe Moses was born in Lagos, raised in Louth and is now living in London. An accomplished Irish athlete on the world stage, she has consistently faced the following question: ‘Why is there a black girl on the Irish team?’ A pernicious attempt to ostracise Moses and query her Irish identity, it was only […]

Whitlock went so far as to call Clark an ‘underdog’ in the sport of basketball  He also criticized Dawn Staley for her stance on transgender athletes  DailyMail.com provides all the latest international sports news  By

The issue of underrepresentation within the industry’s boardrooms and executive suites is damning given the contribution made in many sports by Black athletes. Wafula Strike is the only Black board member among major sports in the UK representing UK Athletics and only 3% of board members identify as Black across the 130 Sport England and […]

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. At this sports crime scene, a great myth suffered a random death. The games we love lost their unifying superpower here. It ruptured in a sound bite.

UPDATE (Sept. 9, 2020, 9:38 a.m. ET): This piece has been updated throughout to reflect that, on Sept. 8, 2020, Switzerland’s Federal Supreme Court announced that it was denying Caster Semenya’s appeal and upholding the Court of Arbitration for Sports’ decision to require her to take special drugs to alter her body’s natural state if […]

DAKAR, Senegal — Papa Massata Diack, a sports official accused of participating in one of biggest corruption schemes ever in global sports, is a familiar face at Senegal’s swankiest hotels. He was greeted by half a dozen people before he reached the back of the lobby of the Pullman Teranga last week. Wearing his usual […]

In an academic career during which he has conducted research out of universities in Glasgow, Brighton and now Hong Kong, Pitsiladis has built up the largest known DNA bank gathered from international athletes anywhere in the world. He, more than any scientist globally, has delved deepest into determining whether sporting success can be found in […]

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. – Barbie dolls will honor tennis champion Venus Williams and eight other athletes as part of a project announced by Mattel on Wednesday. The others being depicted as dolls are gymnasts Rebeca Andrade and Alexa Moreno, soccer players Mary Fowler and Christine Sinclair, boxer Estelle Mossely, swimmer Federica Pellegrini, paratriathlete Susana Rodriguez […]

Underrepresentation in sport  The lack of diversity at the top impacts the average person and their ability to feel included and welcome in this sector – Arun Kang, CEO of Sporting Equals The issue of underrepresentation within the industry’s boardrooms and executive suites is damning given the contribution made in many sports by Black athletes. […]


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