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Wendy Parker: It’s hard to call it labor when it doesn’t feel like work
by Wendy Parker's Extracurriculars
posted September 1, 2014 at 4:12pm

Tweet Labor Day in the United States is being observed today, and I thought I’d use the occasion to select some blog posts that I truly enjoyed putting together. What I discovered wasn’t surprising: The posts that were the most fun to write ...more

WNBA star Swin Cash part of historic all-female sports show
by Jayda Evans: Womens Hoops Blog
posted August 27, 2014 at 12:17pm

USA Basketball released its official training-camp roster on Monday and a big name was curiously not included, three-time WNBA champion Swin Cash. But Cash said she retired from the national team after the London Olympics, winning her second gold medal. ...more

Wendy Parker on the baseball strike, 20 years later
by Wendy Parker's Extracurriculars
posted August 14, 2014 at 10:04pm

How I enjoy and perceive the game of baseball changed forever 20 years ago this week, when well-heeled major leaguers went on strike. A month later, as pennant races should have been coming to a climax, MLB cancelled not only the regular season, but the ...more

From the archives: The gap between sports and art
by Wendy Parker's Extracurriculars
posted August 8, 2014 at 4:27pm

While I’m taking a summer break from the blog, I’m reposting and updating selected links from the archive. * * * * * * * * Sports art exhibits are not uncommon, but they’re not talked or written about all that much either. Despite som...more

The cultural roots of race and baseball
by Wendy Parker's Extracurriculars
posted July 25, 2014 at 4:11pm

  While I’m taking a summer break from the blog, I’m posting links about sports history, books, culture and the arts that I haven’t mentioned here before. If you have any suggestions on great sports reads you’d like to bring ...more

Midweek Books: Cycling and fiction
by Wendy Parker's Extracurriculars
posted July 23, 2014 at 8:15pm

  While I’m taking a summer break from the blog, I’m posting links this week about sports history, books, culture and the arts that I haven’t mentioned here before. If you have any suggestions on great sports reads you’d like...more

Sports History Files: Remembering Louis Zamperini
by Wendy Parker's Extracurriculars
posted July 3, 2014 at 5:54pm

  Louis Zamperini, an Olympic distance runner, World War II prisoner of war and the subject of an acclaimed biography by Laura Hillenbrand, has died at the age of 97. Zamperini’s life was recounted in “Unbroken: A World War II Story of ...more

Vote for Women's Ski Jumping Pioneer Lindsey Van for U.S. Flag Bearer - Sochi Opening Ceremony
by WomenCANIntl
posted January 29, 2014 at 8:48am

Vote for Women's Ski Jumping Pioneer Lindsey Van for U.S. Flag Bearer for the Sochi Opening Ceremony. VOTE HERE  http://www.nbcolympics.com/news/vote-who-should-be-flag-bearer-united-states No athlete more deserving than this woman who risked her c...more

Canoe Santas Wishing All a Very Merry Christmas!
by WomenCANIntl
posted December 24, 2013 at 6:42pm

Our favorite Santas (from Romania) wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas and Holiday Season. Olympic Rings are still on our wish- list! ...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

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

It's not Just Incognito
by SportyEsquire
posted November 8, 2013 at 9:29pm

Racism in Women's Sports...more

THE CURIOUS CASE OF NCAA VIOLATIONS
by SportyEsquire
posted October 11, 2013 at 8:24am

I’m sure by now you’ve heard about the latest NCAA scandals.  You know, theJohnny Manziel show, the Oklahoma State saga and the drama in the SEC.  If you’re not, click on those little highlighted words and catc...more

Sports History Files: Remembering an American soccer pioneer
by Wendy Parker's Extracurriculars
posted July 23, 2013 at 4:51pm

“The rules of soccer are very simple, basically it is this: if it moves, kick it. If it doesn’t move, kick it until it does.” — Phil Woosnam     Like a lot of Americans raised on baseball, basketball and gridiron footb...more

New documentary looks at locker-room access for women covering sports
by Sports, Media & Society
posted July 2, 2013 at 10:36pm

Although ESPN has made dozens of documentaries for its acclaimed "30 for 30" film series, the number of those films that focused on women could be counted on one hand. But a new film series, "Nine for IX," will turn the network's lens to women over the n...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

Women at Wimbledon through the ages
by Inspiring Sports Women
posted June 27, 2013 at 4:11pm

Wimbledon is here again, time to break out the whites and cobwebbed racquets. Time to pretend to be your favourite player out in the garden ...Thanks to Rebecca over at Keith Prowse for this info-graphic. Everything you could possibly want to know about t...more

Sports history files: Grappling with an uncertain fate
by Wendy Parker's Extracurriculars
posted May 30, 2013 at 8:52pm

Tweet For all of the conflicts between them — currently and over many decades — the United States and Russia have come together in recent months without hesitation over a single, perhaps surprising matter: Preserving wrestling in the Olympic...more

Tiffany Brooks: Blazing the Way for Women in Men's Pro Baseball
by HeraeaMarketing
posted May 29, 2013 at 9:09pm

Tiffany Brooks: Blazing the Way for Women in Men's Pro Baseball Danette "Dizzle" Rivera Contributor - Vegan CrossFitter More Articles from this Author 4in Share Share on Tumblr Share on emailEmail More Sharing ServicesSha...more

A proper tribute for the historian of women’s golf
by Wendy Parker's Extracurriculars
posted May 13, 2013 at 6:17pm

Tweet In The New York Times on Sunday, Lisa Mickey penned a fine tribute to the golfing writer and journalist Rhonda Glenn, who has retired from the United States Golf Association after nearly 50 years of mostly uninterrupted service. While she’s ...more

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