How Can We Engage More Women to Enjoy Sports?

More men than women play sports and this is well known in every country. Although there are now more women’s soccer teams and other sporting teams, men are still encouraged more than women to enjoy sports. This begins from an early age including parents and schools and we can change this by encouraging girls to find the sport they enjoy from an early age. Female Advertisement Many times, when we see adverts on tv, online or in magazines for sports or sporting labels, there are more men … [Read more...]

Canadian women’s soccer, TORONTO 2015 Pan Am Games

On Friday, the Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) and Canada Soccer announced the soccer athletes who have been nominated to represent Canada in the men’s and women’s tournament at the TORONTO 2015 Pan American Games from 10 to 26 July this summer. Canada’s roster features some of the most exciting young players in the world, including Kadeisha Buchanan, Ashley Lawrence, and Jessie Fleming, who are all in the Canadian squad for the FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015™. The Pan American Games … [Read more...]

VIDEO: Hillary Biscay, Ironman Champion

How To Believe In Yourself When No One Else Does Ironman champion Hillary Biscay explains how she went from being a terrible age-group swimmer to a world-class professional athlete. In this talk, she shares the mental tricks she uses to motivate herself through grueling workouts so she can push past the discomfort and keep her eye on the prize. Hillary Biscay is the most prolific iron-distance competitor on the professional women’s racing circuit. She has 58 iron-distance finishes to … [Read more...]

The Dark Side of Brazil’s Love for Women’s Soccer

This summer's World Cup will bring together two things for which Brazil is internationally renowned: soccer and beautiful women. While Brazil's reputation for sexy ladies and futebol are mixed together in the advertising leading up to the games, it's another story on the field. The struggles of women attempting to break into the male-dominated world of soccer reveals the darker side of the beautiful game. For a country renowned for its passion and prowess in the sport, acceptance of … [Read more...]

2015 Women’s World Cup, coming to Canada

Canada will host and also be one of 24 nations taking part in the 2015 Women’s World Cup. (Jonathan Hayward/Canadian Press) It's was made official this month: The best women's soccer players in the world are coming to Canada, 6 June to 5 July. The cities of Vancouver, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Ottawa, Montreal, and Moncton have been selected to host tournament matches. Halifax was also considered, but removed itself from contention in March 2012. Toronto decided not to bid, due to potential … [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...]

“Sport teams provide training in skills we need in the game of life”

In light of the Olympic Day on 23 June, introduced in 1948 to commemorate the creation of the modern Olympic Games on 23 June 1894 in Paris by Pierre de Coubertin, UN Women talks to Anita L. DeFrantz, United States Olympic medalist, member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and Chair of the IOC Women and Sport Commission. She is also the President of the LA84 Foundation, which is managing southern California’s endowment from the 1984 Olympic Games. “Sport teams provide training in … [Read more...]

UN Women partner with International Olympic Committee to advance gender equality

  UN Women and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) have signed a partnership agreement which will promote women’s empowerment through sports. On behalf of UN Women, Executive Director Michelle Bachelet signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Committee, represented by its President, Dr. Jacques Rogge. The partnership lays the groundwork for future collaborations to promote sport as an empowerment tool for women. In promoting and advocating for sport and healthy … [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...]

Celebrating Saudi Arabian women to take part in Olympic Games!

Saudi embassy statement reveals country's Olympic commitee will oversee participation of women athletes who can qualify Saudi Arabia has announced that it is to allow female citizens to take part in the Olympic Games this summer for the first time in the country's history. The move comes only months after the International Olympic Committee (IOC) faced calls to ban the country from London 2012 after the Saudi Olympic chief appeared to rule out sending women athletes to the … [Read more...]

PM designates Canada Olympic House for 2012 Summer Games

PM designates Canada Olympic House for 2012 Summer Games in London June 5, 2012 London, United Kingdom Prime Minister Stephen Harper today announced that Canada House on Trafalgar Square in London will become Canada Olympic House during the London 2012 Summer Olympics. The announcement was made during the Prime Minister’s visit to the United Kingdom for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations. “Our Government is committed to fully supporting Canadian … [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...]

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