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Women's Global Event Returns!
by DiscGolf4Women
posted February 5, 2014 at 5:25pm

This record-breaking Women's Disc Golf Event returns in 2014...more

2020 Vision for Women's Canoe and Olympic Canoe/Kayak
by WomenCANIntl
posted December 21, 2013 at 7:51pm

WomenCAN International - Our 2014-2020 Goals: By 2020: 2020 – Tokyo Olympics – Balance between Canoe & Kayak and Men & Women – events and distances, at all levels of the sport   A Sport/Federation name which accu...more

Alisha Abdullah: India's 1st and Only Female Motorcycle Racer
by JoelJohn
posted December 19, 2013 at 8:34pm

http://www.womentalksports.com/images/image47695.jpg The go-fast girl, Alisha Abdullah, is officially the first and only female professional motorcycle racer in India. It is extraordinarily difficult for women to achieve success in any career in male-dom...more

Is It Worth It: Her Choice
by SportyEsquire
posted December 12, 2013 at 9:02pm

Last week, I published the first of part of this two-part series on the utility of women’s sports programs in college.  In part I, I reached the conclusion that, for the institutions, the value in women’s sports, in the form of institut...more

Pakistan women break new ground at kabaddi world cup
by Muslim Women in Sports
posted December 3, 2013 at 10:08pm

LAHORE: Sixteen young Pakistani women will make history this weekend as they compete in the kabaddi world cup -- the first time the Muslim country has ever fielded an international women's team in the sport.The traditional tag-wrestling sport involves pla...more

In the Midst of a Warzone there’s an Afghani Skateboarding School for Girls
by Muslim Women in Sports
posted December 3, 2013 at 9:56pm

Today I learned there’s a skateboarding school in Afghanistan where 40% of its students are female.In a part of the world where little girls are getting shot at for promoting women’s education, that’s a pretty impressive statistic. In a ...more

ICF's 2020 Women's Canoe Proposal Lacks a Strategy and Transparency / Women's Canoe = Ready for Rio
by WomenCANIntl
posted November 27, 2013 at 4:17pm

A proposal from the International Canoe Federation (ICF) to include two women’s canoe single events in the 2020 Olympics has left Australian Canoe Slalom World Champion Jessica Fox “unimpressed.” She was angered by the November 15, 201...more

Olympic Paddler Says ICF's "No Changes for Rio 2016" A Step Back for Women & Sport.
by WomenCANIntl
posted November 19, 2013 at 10:20pm

SPORTSCENE received the article below from an athlete who wishes to remain anonymous for reasons as explained below. WomenCAN International applauds this paddler for speaking out and respects their wish to remain anonymous. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++...more

Olympics Still Closed for Women's Canoe? ICF Says No Changes for Rio2016
by WomenCANIntl
posted November 19, 2013 at 9:34pm

Is the International Canoe Federation Open to Change? Article by Keith Lyons http://keithlyons.me/open-to-change/ His exhortation for the ICF to be much more pro-active in change: "I do think we have an important window of conscience available to us in...more

Slalom Canoe World Champion Jessica Fox (AUS) Slams ICF Over Misleading Statements
by WomenCANIntl
posted November 17, 2013 at 9:58pm

Jessica Fox (AUS) Slams the International Canoe Federation over misleading statements in their recent press release about their proposal to add women's canoe events for Tokyo2020. "As a C1 woman, to know it will be in the Olympics is great news, however ...more

Richard Fox Slams ICF for Delaying Women's Canoe Inclusion Until Tokyo2020
by WomenCANIntl
posted November 17, 2013 at 7:29pm

Richard Fox slams the ICF over delaying inclusion of Women's Canoe until Tokyo 2020.      http://www.sportscene.tv/news/fox-slams-icf-over-olympic-plan "...high level female athletes continue to be significantly restricted in their acces...more

First-ever Women’s Canoe Events Proposed for Tokyo 2020
by WomenCANIntl
posted November 15, 2013 at 9:01pm

NEWS ALERT:   International Canoe Federation (ICF) announces they will propose C1 (singles canoe) Women’s Canoe Events for Tokyo 2020 Olympics - for the Sprint and Slalom disciplines.    #equalympics  #womenscanoe Current Olymp...more

A Fairytale Ending via Becky Runs Away
by Becky Runs Away
posted July 21, 2013 at 8:29pm

(Other than the parts where my second wallet of the year was snatched and our car died on the way home from the airport. Thank goodness for heroes like Marc Lombardi and Margot Murphy!) I really couldn’t have scripted a more enchanting ending to my...more

Spain's IOC member Marisol Casado says Turkey has removed women wearing headscarves in bid
by Muslim Women in Sports
posted July 13, 2013 at 5:39pm

The head of the Turkish bid, Ugur Erdener, speaks during the presentation of the Candidate Cities for the 2020 Olympic Games during the Association of National Olympic Committees meeting in Switzerland. Picture: AP Source: APA SPANISH IOC member...more

The Muslim women who are excelling at top-level sport
by Muslim Women in Sports
posted July 6, 2013 at 8:08am

Farah Jassat guardian.co.uk,  Salma Bi (right) … 'The main challenge is family support'. Photograph: Nick WilkinsonkOn a recent weekday evening at London's Wembley Stadium, half a dozen Muslim women, some wearing headscarves, were taki...more

CBC Special – Women’s Canoeing Should Have Place in Olympics
by WomenCANIntl
posted June 27, 2013 at 8:56pm

Canoeing has one of the poorest gender equality ratios of any Summer Olympic sport, and although female kayakers are allowed to compete in both the sprint and slalom disciplines, female canoeists are kept out of the Games altogether. CBC Sports Special: ...more

Brazil Rejects the Pure Spectacle
by From A Left Wing
posted June 19, 2013 at 8:50pm

The people taking to the streets in Brazil are demonstrating the only right and true response to the militarized boondoggle of international sports festivals like FIFA's World Cup and the Olympics. These are serial spectacles - a rotating cast and se...more

Becky Runs Away: May-hem
by Becky Runs Away
posted June 13, 2013 at 7:50pm

And a special birthday shout-out to two of track and field’s greatest gifts: the late Paavo Nurmi and James “Jungle Gym” Bevan, my coach, mentor, and inspiration of six years and counting. I’m not sure what the inverse of “...more

To Turban or not To Turban?
by The Rabbit Hole
posted June 7, 2013 at 9:03am

The Quebec Soccer Federation (QSF) recently announced that turbans will be banned from soccer fields and that those who do not like the ruling can "play in their own backyards."  From my observation this ruling has brought mostly backlash from Canadi...more

Becky Runs Away: Runday, the Marathon and… Swedish Ugali?
by Becky Runs Away
posted June 2, 2013 at 10:10pm

June has arrived and there’s no better time to be a runner in Sweden. The eternal winter nights have given way to over 18 hours of daylight and the Swedes don’t let any of it go unused. It doesn’t take much prodding to get them outdoors ...more

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