USA goalkeeper Zack Steffen on Black Lives Matter: If you’re silent, you’re against us
12 June 2020 | 1:03 pm
US national team goalkeeper Zack Steffen, currently on loan at Fortuna Düsseldorf, has had enough of police brutality and racism. He believes the time for talking is over – now he, and others, must take action.
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13 Apr 2021
He may not be headed to Tokyo this summer, but French B-Boy Mounir is gearing up for the 2024 Paris Games, where breakdancing will make its debut. It's a welcome announcement, one that will "put the spotlight on the sport to open it to a wider audience" and "make it easier to get grants". "I think it's a great thing for breakdancing," Mounir explains. But for him, breakdancing is much more than just a sport. "It's become such an integral part of our culture... it's a lifestyle."
15 Oct 2021
Allyson Felix says she is proud of fellow sports stars speaking out on mental health issues, although more has to be done to support athletes including those with young children. Felix was speaking shortly before being confirmed as Sportswoman of the Year at the Annual Salute to Women awards in New York. Tennis player Naomi Osaka, who spoke about her mental health problems earlier this year, was given the Wilma Rudolph Courage Award. Felix, 35, is now the most decorated female track and field athlete of all time at the Olympics, and no American has won more than her 11 medals, which included a gold and a bronze in Tokyo.
5 Nov 2021
Cricket Australia (CA) confirmed on Friday (November 5) it has postponed the Afghanistan test in Hobart scheduled for Nov. 27 until the situation regarding the women's game in the South Asian nation becomes clearer. CA had said in September it would scrap the test if the Taliban government, which took power in August, did not allow women and girls to play the sport.
22 Jun 2022
The sport's authority cited "welfare, legal and reputational risk" for the decision. Over the weekend swimming's world governing body FINA voted to restrict transgender athletes in elite women's competitions.
3 Aug 2022
Canadian-born artist and mechanical engineer Jonathan Tippett has managed to build the world’s largest exoskeleton mech suit. Now, he has his sights set on a new breed of mechanized sport – a global mech racing league.
28 Oct 2022
On May 5, 1992, on the French island of Corsica, local football club Bastia were hosting Marseille for a French Cup semi-final. But what should have been a day of celebration turned into a nightmare. Less than 10 minutes before the start of the match, the top of the temporary metal stand that had been installed to double the Furiani stadium's capacity collapsed.
20 Nov 2022
We look at reactions in the British papers and illustrated press as Jeremy Hunt prepares to unveil the most severe budget in decades. Also, criticism pours in ahead of the World Cup and Qatari authorities are forced to apologise after a video showed them trying to shut down a Danish reporter's liveshot.
Top athletes are under considerable pressure to succeed. And only those who can deal with that constant pressure have a chance of getting funding. Speed skater and Olympic participant Bente Pflug tells her story.
The Government of Rwanda has been promoting the participation of sports to all classes of citizens to leave no one behind. They have introduced new sports and physical practices, such as this new one ‘Street Tennis.’
Quidditch, also known as quadball since 2022, is a team sport that was created in 2005 at Middlebury College in Vermont, United States, and was inspired by the fictional game Quidditch in the Harry Potter books by the author J. K. Rowling.
As football superstars like Karim Benzema head to Saudi Arabia, and the kingdom announces a bombshell golf merger, we're asking what role sport plays in Saudi soft power. And is this a case of "sportswashing"? We speak to Yasmine Farouk, a nonresident scholar at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
Sportscaster, Sports Content Consultant, Media Trainer, and Author, Deji Omotoyinbo reviews and projects what could possibly be in Nigerian sports for the next four years.
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