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USC one of a few colleges that will offer four-year scholarships
by They're Playing Basketball
posted June 25, 2014 at 9:15pm

Yesterday the University of Southern California announced it would offer four-year scholarships to women's basketball, instead of the one-year renewable scholarship that has been traditional throughout the NCAA. The policy will take effect July 1.Fresno S...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

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

First-ever Women’s Canoe Events Proposed for Tokyo 2020
by WomenCANIntl
posted November 15, 2013 at 9:01pm

NEWS ALERT:   International Canoe Federation (ICF) announces they will propose C1 (singles canoe) Women’s Canoe Events for Tokyo 2020 Olympics - for the Sprint and Slalom disciplines.    #equalympics  #womenscanoe Current Olymp...more

Should governments spend more on sport?
by Inspiring Sports Women
posted October 15, 2013 at 2:51pm

It's Budget Day in Ireland tomorrow - a good time to look at how little of our hefty tax-bill supports public sports - a stark contrast to the bulging health budget. Prevention rather than cure is definitely not the slogan of the day. Website 'Public Poli...more

Strong & Successful Women Role Models for Teen Girls
by JoelJohn
posted August 20, 2013 at 9:25pm

It was about a year ago nearly every major news outlet announced that the Augusta National Golf Club welcomed the first females, former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and South Carolina businesswoman Darla Moore, to join the prestigious all...more

Russian Legal Bigotry and Boycotting Sochi
by The First Line
posted August 18, 2013 at 3:14pm

Let’s lead with the acknowledgement that the U.S., as a nation, will certainly not be boycotting the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi.  Individual athletes, having trained their whole lives for this moment, are not going to either unless they have...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

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

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Office of Civil Rights issues new guidelines to include students with disabilities in sports
by Sports, Media & Society
posted January 26, 2013 at 10:02am

The U.S. Department of Education declared today that schools must provide students with disabilities a fair opportunity to participate in athletic activities.  Although the Department of Education does not foresee immediate dramatic changes, the ne...more

Middle East soccer associations campaign for women’s right to play
by Muslim Women in Sports
posted January 14, 2013 at 6:40pm

By James M. DorseyMiddle Eastern soccer associations have launched a campaign to put women’s soccer on par with men’s football in a region in which a woman’s right to play and pursue an athletic career remains controversial and at a time...more

Assessing Pennsylvania’s suit against the NCAA
by Wendy Parker's Extracurriculars
posted January 3, 2013 at 8:16am

Tweet Sports legal analyst Michael McCann has chimed in on the Sports Illustrated website: A state government challenging the NCAA’s power to regulate a matter only loosely connected to sports represents a worrisome alignment of litigants, facts ...more

Alan Hubbard: Will the IOC remain largely a preserve of the rich, the venerable – and the male?
by Muslim Women in Sports
posted December 12, 2012 at 9:09pm

In support of a leading figure, El MoutawakelA visit to Athens this week confirmed the view that the future of London's Olympic Stadium must involve a football club. Without the presence of the round ball game the stadium which gloriously hosted the Olymp...more

Corrective Rape: A consequence of empowering girls through sport
by The Rabbit Hole
posted December 2, 2012 at 7:18pm

 Nike Girl EffectThe whole world seems to be behind the idea of "empowering" young women.  Nike has the Girl Effect, Plan has Because I am a Girl, and Dove has the Self-Esteem campaign. Add sport into the mix and your program is sure to attract ...more

There’s sport in politics: College athlete to campaign operative
by Fair Game News
posted December 1, 2012 at 8:30am

Rachael Goldenberg at campaign HQ   By Rachael Goldenberg Politics is often spoken about in sports metaphors. This election cycle, however, I found that the comparison not only fits, but is key to being a successful political...more

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