rss

Category: Sport politics

0

‘A fundamental right’: Dina Asher-Smith urges Games to allow podium protests

Team GB sprinter criticises potential punishments in Tokyo‘One of Olympics’ most iconic moments was black power salute’Dina Asher-Smith has evoked the spirit of Tommie Smith’s and John Carlos’s black power salute as she insisted it would be a mistake f…

0

Tokyo waits and the world watches as IOC gambles on the Games again | Andy Bull

Massacres, doping and overspending have marred Games over the years and this time it is Covid that hangs over Tokyo 2020As it is now, so it has always been. Eighteen months after the first modern Olympic Games, at Athens in 1896, the entire organising …

0

Damning DCMS report on head injuries in sport seen as ‘turning point’

Calls for ‘urgent action by government’ to address failuresFA and PFA strongly criticised over concussion risk in footballCampaign groups have welcomed the publication of a damning new parliamentary report into the management of brain injuries in sport…

0

Damning DCMS report on head injuries in sport seen as ‘turning point’

Calls for ‘urgent action by government’ to address failuresFA and PFA strongly criticised over concussion risk in footballCampaign groups have welcomed the publication of a damning new parliamentary report into the management of brain injuries in sport…

0

Tokyo 2020 on a knife edge as rumours spread as quickly as Covid

Sensationalist headlines and the constant fear of a phone ping have added to Games jitters and clouded sporting anticipationIn Tinderbox Tokyo, on the eve of the first sporting action of these troubled Olympics, everyone appears to have the jitters. Th…

0

Olympics to begin but softball opener is unlikely to distract a fearful nation | Justin McCurry

With Covid cases mounting and local resistance escalating ever higher, the hope is that the actual action beginning on Wednesday will dampen down the criticismThe Olympic softball teams of Japan and Australia will have to produce something close to a c…

0

Thomas Bach promises ‘safe and secure’ Olympics as Tokyo Covid cases soar

Infections surge to highest level for almost six monthsOutbreak at Brazilian team hotel raises concernsCoronavirus – latest updates | All our coronavirus coverageThomas Bach, the International Olympic Committee president, has said a “safe and secure” T…

0

Team GB reveal lots of work needed to ensure athlete safety at Paralympics

Athletes heading to the unknown in terms of training set-upParalympics opening ceremony in Tokyo due in 62 daysTeam GB preparations for the Paralympic Games are still being revised on a week-to-week basis, with “an awful lot of work still to do” to mak…

0

Team GB reveal lots of work needed to ensure athlete safety at Paralympics

Athletes heading to the unknown in terms of training set-upParalympics opening ceremony in Tokyo due in 62 daysTeam GB preparations for the Paralympic Games are still being revised on a week-to-week basis, with “an awful lot of work still to do” to mak…

0

Team GB reveal lots of work needed to ensure athlete safety at Paralympics

Athletes heading to the unknown in terms of training set-upParalympics opening ceremony in Tokyo due in 62 daysTeam GB preparations for the Paralympic Games are still being revised on a week-to-week basis, with “an awful lot of work still to do” to mak…

0

IOC pledges to source doctors from all over globe to keep Tokyo Olympics safe

Offer comes amid concern of huge pressure on medical servicesNumber of spectators at Games to be decided by end of JuneThe International Olympic Committee has offered to source as many doctors and nurses as needed from around the globe to ensure the To…

0

IOC holds Tokyo as Olympic hostage to fortune with grim Games ahead | Barry Glendenning

Beach volleyball in Rio was a riotous joy but how will it play when a city is essentially forced against its will to host the global event?You don’t get a great deal of down time as a jobbing hack at the Olympics but my schedule at the Rio Games meant …

0

Concussion lawsuits could threaten sports’ viability, warns minister

Nigel Huddleston says sports must reduce risk of harmSports minister says football should invest more in researchThe rise in concussion lawsuits threatens the financial viability of some sports, the sports minister has said. Speaking to the digital, cu…

0

53 years on, John Carlos still sees the IOC as a money-chasing dictatorship

Dr John Carlos was thrown out of the 1968 Games after making a stand for human rights. He does not see much progress by the IOC in the decades sinceI recently had the honor of sitting down with Dr John Carlos for my podcast, The Rematch. I wanted to ge…

0

53 years on, John Carlos still sees the IOC as a money-chasing dictatorship

Dr John Carlos was thrown out of the 1968 Games after making a stand for human rights. He does not see much progress by the IOC in the decades sinceI recently had the honor of sitting down with Dr John Carlos for my podcast, The Rematch. I wanted to ge…

0

Broadcasters agree deal to keep Six Nations on free-to-air television

Organisers reach agreement with BBC and ITVDeal covers men’s and women’s tournamentsThe Guinness Six Nations Championship is set to remain on free-to-air television after tournament organisers reached an agreement in principle with existing broadcaster…

0

IOC relies on Olympic athletes to win over Japanese public amid crisis | Andy Bull

The Tokyo Games will take place against a backdrop of growing unease from the public due to the pandemic A quick look at the “playbook” for the Tokyo Games this summer invites a question about how many of the International Olympic Committee’s own membe…

0

Tokyo Olympics ‘moving fully ahead’ as protester disrupts press conference

Games ‘in implementation phase’ despite state of emergency IOC briefing curtailed after shout of ‘No Olympics anywhere’The International Olympic Committee has insisted it is “moving fully ahead” with the Tokyo Games despite growing public unease in Jap…

0

Tokyo Olympics ‘moving fully ahead’ as protester disrupts press conference

Games ‘in implementation phase’ despite state of emergency IOC briefing curtailed after shout of ‘No Olympics anywhere’The International Olympic Committee has insisted it is “moving fully ahead” with the Tokyo Games despite growing public unease in Jap…

0

Solution to online abuse lies with social media firms – and it’s not rocket science | Sean Ingle

Four-day sporting boycott has reinforced the need for Twitter, Facebook and others to kick trolls off their platforms – nowAs we enter the final hours of sport’s four-day online boycott, in protest at the social media giants’ pernicious failure to tack…