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...]

Child Prostitution, 2014 World Cup’s Darkest Side

Amid the events surrounding the 2014 World Cup showcasing Brazil's dynamic culture, food and other assets, and the memorable plays on the soccer field, with perhaps the best so far being Robin Van Persie's masterful header against Spain on the second day of play, there's a 'dark side': deep-rooted problems simmering just below the surface in South America's largest country with child prostitution an especially grim reminder that all is not football and Carnival. In the first decade of the … [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...]

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...]

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