Sports role models: “just not cricket”

There are many wrongs that accompany the mounting of every Olympics, not least being the almost inevitable displacement of the homeless and those living in poverty and least able to resist or gain recompense of justice for their appalling treatment, which often includes dispossession from their homes and relocation miles away. Sport, itself, is clearly riddled with corruption. Governing body officials, venue organisers and managers, Team owners, managers and officials,…

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Body image and women’s sport.

We know that exercise is good for us. We know that sport can be uplifting, social, and confidence building. Why is it, then that still, in 2016, so many girls and women (and not a few men) are put off participating in sport because of poor self-image caused by debilitating stereotypes? Stand in a busy street or shopping mall for an hour and look at the people around you. It…

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David Pocock & Capitalist Censorship

I dislike contact sports. I particularly dislike the “oval ball” codes and openly admit that I cannot tell one from another. To me, they all appear to be more about “might” than about “skill”. I’m sure that devotees will be able to set me right – I’m just being honest about my own view because it is relevant, in terms of any percieved bias on my part, to what I am about to write.

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Discrimination against the disabled as strong as ever …

The response to Paul’s letter is typical of the all too common politely abusive and demeaning rhetoric that is used by senior managers and those in positions of power. They use it as a weapon that will delay resolution and frustrate those with a grievance or issue. Their hope and expectation is that the complainant will become so frustrated that eventually they will do or say something that they can…

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