The Olympic afterglow is fading and Team GB’s women’s success stories are slipping from front pages. Can the London Games be the catalyst for a better deal for sportswomen? Is the mindset of the media and the nation ready for change? Author Judith Cameron asks what will be the legacy of summer 2012?
The marginally incorrect “if you build it, they will come” is a misquote from the film ‘Field of Dreams’, an epic about building a stadium and waiting for some players to turn up.
Entering the stadium for the spectacular opening ceremony on Friday, two Saudi Arabian women – Sarah Attar and Wojdan Shaherkani – made Olympic history. With the inclusion of Saudi Arabia, every country will be represented by women or the first time since the modern Olympics began. For this, and for many other reasons, we think the London 2012 [...]
Plans to use live animals in the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games have provoked the leading animal protection organisations in the UK to write to the Director of Ceremonies, Bill Morris, urging him to reconsider.
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Last week the Women’s Sport and Fitness Foundation (WSFF) published their latest report. Unusually their focus was on teenage girls, still at secondary school.
On 22nd March eight ladies gathered at Hatch Warren Community Centre for the launch of ‘Breezingstoke’ – the Breeze Network in Basingstoke. The aim is quite simply to get more women cycling more often, in a way that suits them.
For the first time ever, Qatar – the country of 2022 FIFA World Cup fame – is to send women to the Olympics. At least two ladies, a swimmer and a sprinter, will be representing the tiny Gulf-state after wild card qualification for the London 2012 Games, and more may yet be awarded with the honour.
It’s been 24 hours since the revealing of the official Olympic and Paralympic kit and it’s fair to say it’s provoked some quite strong reactions. Here Sportsister’s Lizzie has her say.
With Olympic fever sweeping the nation ahead of London 2012, Matthew Roebuck has his say on ‘The Other Olympics’.