The Sochi Olympics, LIVESTREAM Open Ceremony

The Sochi Olympics has been under the spotlight for various non-sport reasons over recent months, however, finally the thousands of athletes will be able to switch the focus to the real purpose of the Games - the sports. The Winter Olympics 2014 schedule will be packed and viewers can watch the Games on TV on the NBC network or online through free live stream (details below). Some events are set to commence on Thursday Feb. 6, 2014, although the Opening Ceremony will not take place until … [Read more...]

Maria de Lurdes Mutola – WOMAN of ACTION™

  A Celebration of Women™ is elated to Celebrate the Life of this athlete, a woman that has devoted her life to her Lurdes Mutola Foundation that aims to bring more young Mozambicans to sport and to assist in helping them achieve their sporting and educational potential. She also devoted much of her time contributing to the awareness of HIV/AIDS, working to awaken the youth of our world. Her positive action has changed the lives of many youth.       WOMAN of … [Read more...]

MOSCOW 2013 – WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS in ATHLETICS

WORLD ATHLETICS CHAMPIONSHIPS Venue: Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow Date: 10-18 August Coverage: Live on BBC TV, BBC Radio 5 live, BBC Sport website, mobiles, tablets and Connected TVs The world's greatest athletes arrive in Moscow knowing their sport is in need of public rehabilitation after a year of seemingly endless doping scandals. Positive drugs tests this summer from Tyson Gay and Asafa Powell, the second and fourth fastest 100m runners of all time, have arguably been most dispiriting … [Read more...]

2013 Canada Summer Games

The Games have Begun! Thousands of participants, volunteers, visitors, and residents will gather together, starting at 7 p.m., for a memorable experience: The opening of the Canada Summer Games–Sherbrooke 2013! “The dream that has inspired and motivated us for many years is now a reality,” remarked Monique F. Leroux, President of the Canada Summer Games–Sherbrooke 2013 and Chair of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer of Desjardins Group. “We are proud and honored to … [Read more...]

Susan Polgar celebrates Women in Chess @ chessdailynews.com

   Susan Polgar celebrates Women in Chess   ABOUT SUSAN POLGAR:   * Winner of 4 Women’s World Championships (Under 16, Blitz, Rapid, and Classical) * The only World Chess Champion in history (male or female) to win the triple-crown (Blitz, Rapid and Classical World Championships) * 5-time Olympic Champion with 10 overall medals (5 Gold, 4 Silver, 1 Bronze) * 2006 Women’s Chess Cup Champion * Previously held 5 world chess records (* still … [Read more...]

20 ACTIONS STATISTICALLY SAFER THAN YOU THINK

20 THINGS THAT ARE STATISTICALLY SAFER THAN YOU THINK The world can be a dangerous place, there’s no doubt about it. Some things, however, aren’t quite as dangerous as you may believe. Despite the hype of sensationalist media outlets, these 20 activities are, from a statistical standpoint, not nearly as treacherous as many believe them to be. Taking the Elevator – Fear of enclosed spaces and a fundamental distrust of the mechanisms causes many people to forgo the elevator in favor … [Read more...]

Fatherhood, 10 Sports Every Dad Should Teach Their Son

10 Sports Every Dad Should Teach Their Son Learning to play a sport can teach kids tons of valuable life lessons that they’ll carry with them long after that last whistle blows. Dads who are looking for a way to bond with their sons while passing on some of their hard-earned wisdom might find that spending some time teaching kids the ins and outs of these 10 sports is just the thing to kill both of those proverbial birds with one stone. Golf – Playing a good game of golf requires … [Read more...]

London 2012 closed, onward to the Paralympics Games – AUG 29 !!!

  London's closing ceremony     The Games of the XXX Olympiad have come to a close, the last of the medals handed out, and all that's left is to celebrate the past 16 days of sport with one spectacular show. International Olympic Committee President Jacques Rogge declared the London 2012 Olympic Games 'happy and glorious' as the spectacular Closing Ceremony brought the curtain down on the Games. The President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), Jacques … [Read more...]

WOMEN in The Rogers Cup in Montreal, Canada August 4 -12

Montreal ROGERS CUP WOMEN PLAYERS 2012 Tournament Schedule Session Date Schedule Subject to change Start time (Centre Court) Start Time (National Bank Court) 0 Saturday, August 4 Qualifying 10:00 a.m. 10:00 a.m. 1 Sunday, August 5 Qualifying 10:00 a.m. 10:00 a.m. 2 Monday, August 6 Qualifying 10:00 a.m. 10:00 a.m. Monday, August 6 Legends Night 7:00 p.m. 3 Tuesday, August 7 Matinee 1st round 12:00 p.m. 12:00 p.m. 4 Tuesday, August 7 Evening 1st round 6:00 p.m. 7:30 … [Read more...]

What is the significance of the Olympics?

With the kick-off of the Olympics this last weekend, there have been dramatically varying reactions to the significance of the games and, in particular, how that relates to culture and politics in the United States. One typical reaction to the Olympics is the blindly patriotic one. Many Americans have a tendency to view the Olympics as a stage for the United State to boast its supposed superiority. Of course, this is a very narrow way to view both the games and the place of the United States … [Read more...]

SOMALIA: Burkas to tracksuits

Senior vice president of Somali Athletics federation Khadjia Aden Dahir SOMALIA: Burkas to tracksuits Mogadishu — The Somali Athletics Federation will select one female runner from a field of 10 to compete in the 400-metres at this year's London Olympics. The youngest of those currently training in Mogadishu is Najma, 10. She started running six months ago, shortly after Al-Shabab left the city. "My father encouraged me," said Najma. She knows she is lucky - most girls in Somalia do not … [Read more...]

Lakshmi Puri, ‘Women in the World of Sports’

Women in the World of Sports Speech delivered by UN Women Deputy Executive Director Lakshmi Puri at the panel discussion on “Leadership Views on Women in the World of Sports,” at the 5th IOC World Conference on Women and Sport, Los Angeles, 17 February 2012.   Ladies and Gentlemen, Good morning to all of you. I would like to join other panellists in thanking the International Olympic Committee, the US Olympic Committee, and the Southern California Committee … [Read more...]

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