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PEN/ESPN honors Anderson; BASW 2014 lineup announced
by Wendy Parker's Extracurriculars
posted August 2, 2014 at 2:02pm

Tweet When hearing the news this week that he had been awarded the PEN/ESPN Lifetime Achievement Award for Literary Sports Writing, Dave Anderson said, ”I’d put that right on the same level as the Pulitzer Prize.” Anderson, a colu...more

Access free educational materials for espnW Nine for IX films
by One Sport Voice
posted July 30, 2014 at 5:29pm

I recently had the opportunity to work in collaboration with espnW to develop discussion guides for the Emmy-nominated Nine for IX film series. Nine for IX premiered June 18, 2013, as part of ESPN’s celebration of the 40th anniversary of Title IX. ...more

Canoe Santas Wishing All a Very Merry Christmas!
by WomenCANIntl
posted December 24, 2013 at 6:42pm

Our favorite Santas (from Romania) wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas and Holiday Season. Olympic Rings are still on our wish- list! ...more

Study says passion more effective than expensive facilities to get people playing sport
by Inspiring Sports Women
posted December 20, 2013 at 9:01am

Cork Camogie U-16s All-Ireland Champions PIC: Cork Camogie School students who play sports tend to better Leaving Certificate results than kids who don't - one of the more positive findings from a new study of the Irish and sport. Sadly, this is also...more

ICF's 2020 Women's Canoe Proposal Lacks a Strategy and Transparency / Women's Canoe = Ready for Rio
by WomenCANIntl
posted November 27, 2013 at 4:17pm

A proposal from the International Canoe Federation (ICF) to include two women’s canoe single events in the 2020 Olympics has left Australian Canoe Slalom World Champion Jessica Fox “unimpressed.” She was angered by the November 15, 201...more

Olympic Paddler Says ICF's "No Changes for Rio 2016" A Step Back for Women & Sport.
by WomenCANIntl
posted November 19, 2013 at 10:20pm

SPORTSCENE received the article below from an athlete who wishes to remain anonymous for reasons as explained below. WomenCAN International applauds this paddler for speaking out and respects their wish to remain anonymous. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++...more

Olympics Still Closed for Women's Canoe? ICF Says No Changes for Rio2016
by WomenCANIntl
posted November 19, 2013 at 9:34pm

Is the International Canoe Federation Open to Change? Article by Keith Lyons http://keithlyons.me/open-to-change/ His exhortation for the ICF to be much more pro-active in change: "I do think we have an important window of conscience available to us in...more

Slalom Canoe World Champion Jessica Fox (AUS) Slams ICF Over Misleading Statements
by WomenCANIntl
posted November 17, 2013 at 9:58pm

Jessica Fox (AUS) Slams the International Canoe Federation over misleading statements in their recent press release about their proposal to add women's canoe events for Tokyo2020. "As a C1 woman, to know it will be in the Olympics is great news, however ...more

Richard Fox Slams ICF for Delaying Women's Canoe Inclusion Until Tokyo2020
by WomenCANIntl
posted November 17, 2013 at 7:29pm

Richard Fox slams the ICF over delaying inclusion of Women's Canoe until Tokyo 2020.      http://www.sportscene.tv/news/fox-slams-icf-over-olympic-plan "...high level female athletes continue to be significantly restricted in their acces...more

Is It Really a New Era for Women's Sport? The International Canoe Federation's Dirty Little Secret
by WomenCANIntl
posted November 4, 2013 at 7:34pm

WomenCAN International participated in the 8th Annual Play the Game Conference in Aarhus, Denmark, October 28-31, 2013.  Link to presentation and speech script here. Play the Game’s aim is to strengthen the ethical foundation of sport and...more

The Lady Trainers
by SportyEsquire
posted October 23, 2013 at 5:24pm

Earlier this week Sue Falsone announced via twitter that she was resigning from her position as the head athletic trainer (AT)* of the LA Dodgers.  In 2011, Falsone had become the first female head AT of a major league male professional team in the...more

CBC Special – Women’s Canoeing Should Have Place in Olympics
by WomenCANIntl
posted June 27, 2013 at 8:56pm

Canoeing has one of the poorest gender equality ratios of any Summer Olympic sport, and although female kayakers are allowed to compete in both the sprint and slalom disciplines, female canoeists are kept out of the Games altogether. CBC Sports Special: ...more

by WomenCANIntl
posted May 7, 2013 at 11:44pm

Help us reach 5,000 signatures to press the President of the International Canoe Federation, Mr. Jose Perurena, and the International Olympic Committee to lift the ban on women's canoeing at the Olympics. Please sign and share our petition:  https:...more

Sportscene's Take: Academic report shuns Rogge’s “major boost for gender equality” at London 2012
by WomenCANIntl
posted April 7, 2013 at 9:36pm

Sportscene's Nicolaas Harding breaks down the University of Torontos report - which analysed whether London 2012 was in fact a model for gender equality in sport - for Olympic Canoe/Kayak. Results are, despite more female athletes competing in e...more

Larry Cain - Olympic Canoeing Gold Medalist on Women's Canoe and Olympic Gender Inequality
by WomenCANIntl
posted April 4, 2013 at 9:12pm

Olympic Gold Medalist Canoeist Larry Cain speaks out on gender inequality in Olympic Canoeing "I'll probably ruffle a few feathers with this post, but it needs to be said. It's time for women to race canoe in the Olympics and continuing to ignore gende...more

University of Toronto Report Reveals Inequalities at London 2012
by WomenCANIntl
posted April 4, 2013 at 7:48pm

The London 2012 Olympics - A Gender Equality Audit. From the Centre for Sport Policy Studies at the University of Toronto, Peter Donnelly and Michele K. Donnelly analysed gender equality in sport using the case of the 2012 London Olympics.   WOMEN'...more

Olympic Canoeing Survives IOC Axe - But is Gender Equity on the ICF Agenda?
by WomenCANIntl
posted March 16, 2013 at 10:19pm

In a recent article the International Canoe Federation (ICF) stated it was “disappointed” at its shock appearance among the sports in the firing line (the "Bottom 5") last month when the International Olympic Committee (IOC) was considering wh...more

Representation of women's sports in blogs needs improvement
by Sports, Media & Society
posted February 25, 2013 at 8:19am

Women's sports advocates might have hoped that the blogosphere would offer greater visibility and better coverage of women's sports than traditional media outlets do, but a recent study shatters this utopian ideal. John Lisec, doctoral student at the Un...more

Just for women sports 24/7 coming our way
by HeraeaMarketing
posted February 12, 2013 at 7:46pm

Sports Channel for Women TV...more

Study Uses Athletic Participation to Judge Women's "Predisposition" to Sport
by Title IX Blog
posted November 15, 2012 at 7:59pm

A new study in the journal PLOS ONE cites lower rates of athletic participation among women as evidence that men have stronger predisposition to sports than women.   Richard Deaner, a psychologist from Grand Valley State, and his coauthors concl...more

How do female athletes want to be portrayed?
by Sports, Media & Society
posted November 11, 2012 at 10:07am

More than 350 scholars gathered from all over the world for the annual meeting of the North American Society for the Sociology of Sport (NASSS) in New Orleans, which concluded on Saturday. The conference offered valuable research for those concerned about...more

Studies challenge ideas of sport fandom
by Sports, Media & Society
posted November 9, 2012 at 6:20pm

Two recent studies presented Friday at the annual conference for the North American Society for the Sociology of Sport in New Orleans challenged the concept of sport fandom. Antunovic presents during the "Sport and Gender" panel. Bloggers on women&rs...more

Convenient Reverence: Forward with Scholarships (Pt. 1)
by Felicity (Fawkes) Hawksley
posted October 12, 2012 at 3:05pm

'CONVENIENT REVERENCE' [Originally written as a discursive paper for conference presentation] 'On the judicious use of university athletic scholarships to increase the number of British champions and better a nation's sporting culture' 1.1: Introduc...more

Never mind the throwing gap
by Wendy Parker's Extracurriculars
posted September 14, 2012 at 7:30pm

Tweet Janet Hyde, a former psychology department head and women’s studies professor at the University of Wisconsin, employs a familiar argument in explaining research showing that gender-based differences in the throwing of a ball are considerable:...more

Pro Day: If Only Gold Was Green
by kaylamcculley
posted August 14, 2012 at 2:32pm

Findings from the first Sports Business Journal/Turnkey Sports Industry Salary Survey were released yesterday. If only the figures for women sports executives were as rosy as the stats for female Olympians....more

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