Tag Archives: Athletes

Wrestlers Vs WFI: Centre Handling Issue of Protesting Athletes Sensitively, Says Sports Minister Thakur

By | 06/01/2023

Last Updated: June 01, 2023, 14:37 IST Sports minister Anurag Thakur. (Image: News18/File) Thakur told reporters that the government has accepted the wrestlers’ demand for a committee to probe their allegations Union Sports Minister Anurag Thakur on Thursday said the Centre was sensitively handling the issue of protesting wrestlers, who are seeking the arrest of… Read More »

We have to save our state from violence: Why top athletes from Manipur are threatening to return their awards to the government

By | 05/31/2023

By Oinam Bembem Devi On Tuesday morning, I received a phone call from one of Manipur’s National Award-winning sportspersons. Other prominent athletes, too, were on that call and together, we were discussing ways we could help find a solution to the current crisis that has gripped our state. We brainstormed for a while and it… Read More »

BWF Could Permit Russians, Belarusians to Return From Ban as Neutral Athletes

By | 05/31/2023

Badminton representative photo BWF said on Wednesday that it had commissioned a regulative and operational framework to allow athletes with Russian and Belarusian passports to compete as individual neutral athletes Badminton’s governing body paved the way Wednesday for Russian and Belarusian players to return to competition as neutrals after they were banned over Moscow’s invasion… Read More »

Wrestlers Protest Updates: Athletes Gave Medals to Tikait Instead of Ganga, Says WFI Chief; SKM Announces Mega Stir

By | 05/31/2023

The wrestlers returned on Tuesday without immersing their medals in the Ganges in Haridwar after some Khap and political leaders managed to convince them not to take such an extreme step. The day, however, was not devoid of any drama. Some of India’s best wrestlers, accompanied by hundreds of supporters, gathered here on the banks… Read More »

Alabama bans transgender female athletes from women’s college sports

By | 05/31/2023

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey signed legislation Tuesday that prohibits transgender women from participating on female sports teams in college. The state had previously banned transgender athletes from participating in female youth sports from grades K-12. Under the law, students are prohibited from playing under a different gender identity even after undergoing hormone treatment.  CLICK HERE… Read More »

Bachmann wants active PSC role in selecting Asiad athletes   

By | 05/31/2023

PSC chairman Dickie Bachmann during the SEA Games send-off ceremony. MARLO CUETO/INQUIRER As the 19th Asian (Asiad) Games looms over the horizon, the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) won’t confine itself merely as a funding partner to the national team. PSC chair Richard “Dickie’’ Bachmann on Tuesday wants the agency to be more active in the… Read More »

Olympic gold medalist takes issue with transgender athletes’ participation in girls and women’s sports

By | 05/30/2023

Daley Thompson, a former British decathlete who won two Olympic gold medals, spoke out against transgender participation in girls and women’s sports in a video for Fair Play For Women. Thompson’s remarks came amid controversy over transgender females competing against biological women in sports. Last week, British Cycling prohibited transgender female athletes from competing against… Read More »

Wrestlers Vs WFI: Protesting Athletes Threaten To ‘Throw Their Medals’ into Ganges, Sit on Hunger Strike at India Gate

By | 05/30/2023

Protesting wrestlers at Jantar Mantar (File Photo/ PTI) “These medals are our life and soul. We are going to throw them in the Ganges. After that there is no point of living, so we will sit on a hunger strike until death at India Gate,” Sakshee Malikkh said in the statement written in Hindi India’s… Read More »

Wrestlers Protest News LIVE: Protesting Athletes to ‘Throw’ Medals in Haridwar Today, Announce Fast Unto Death at India Gate

By | 05/30/2023

Read more being inaugurated. Soon after, the Delhi Police cleared the site of their over-month-long sit-in at Jantar Mantar and said they will not be allowed to return there. The police said that 700 people were detained across the national capital. As many as 109 protesters, including the three wrestlers, were detained at Jantar Mantar.… Read More »

Sloane Stephens says racist abuse of athletes is getting worse

By | 05/29/2023

Racism directed at athletes is getting worse, and software designed to protect them from abuse has little impact, former US Open champion Sloane Stephens said on Monday. Stephens, speaking after her straight-sets victory over Karolina Pliskova in the French Open first round, said she has had to endure it her whole career. “Yes, it’s obviously… Read More »

Female athletes are retiring after competing against biological men, track champion warns: ‘It’s devastating’

By | 05/29/2023

Selina Soule, a track and field champion who was forced to compete against biological males in high school, pleaded with other women to take a stand in defense of female athletes as she prepares for a legal battle against the state of Connecticut. “Everybody who has encountered this issue needs to speak up and ask for fairness,”… Read More »

La Salle’s Xiandi Chua, UP’s Nickole Dela Cruz named UAAP Athletes of Year

By | 05/27/2023

La Salle swimmer Xiandi Chua. –CONTRIBUTED PHOTO MANILA, Philippines — La Salle swimmer Xiandi Chua and University of the Philippines softball star Nickole Dela Cruz were crowned the Athletes of the Year in the UAAP Season 85 on Saturday at Mall of Asia Arena. Chua, the MVP of women’s swimming, earned the individual Athlete of… Read More »

I coach volleyball and see how Biden’s Title IX changes are brutally unfair to women athletes

By | 05/25/2023

NEWYou can now listen to Fox News articles! All athletes and coaches want their schools’ sports teams to win, while valuing fair rules for everyone involved. But the Biden administration is determined to put politics ahead of performance and unfairly prevent young girls and women from reaching their athletic goals.  The administration has now finalized… Read More »

‘Mahakumbh of Games’ in UP: Over 4,000 Athletes, 207 Universities to Take Part in 10-Day Event

By | 05/24/2023

While five cities of Uttar Pradesh, including Lucknow, Varanasi, GB Nagar and Gorakhpur, will host most of the events, shooting events will be held in Delhi. (Representational Photo: https://khelmahakumbh.gujarat.gov.in/) Prime Minister Narendra Modi will virtually inaugurate the event, which will be held at Babu Banarasi Das University in Lucknow on May 25 Prime Minister Narendra… Read More »

NUGA announces 75 athletes to represent Nigeria at World University Games

By | 05/23/2023

The Nigeria University Games Association (NUGA) has announce the selection of highly talented athletes from universities across Nigeria to represent the nation at the prestigious World University Games. Following the rigorous and successful trials held in Edo State, a total of 75 exceptional student-athletes from 22 universities have been chosen to compete in seven different… Read More »

IOA’s athletes commission to propose ad-hoc panel for Equestrian

By | 05/19/2023

The Indian Olympic Association’s (IOA) Athletes Commission (AC) is set to recommend the formation of an ad-hoc committee to run the operations of the beleaguered Equestrian Federation of India (EFI). The committee will also be responsible to conduct elections for the EFI Executive Council (EC) besides selecting the team for the upcoming Asian Games later… Read More »

Jubilation as victorious athletes return from Zambia

By | 05/06/2023

Sports Minister, Sunday Dare, will today in Lagos, receive the athletes, who did the nation proud at the just concluded African U18 and U20 Athletics Championship in Ndola, Zambia. The post Jubilation as victorious athletes return from Zambia appeared first on The Guardian Nigeria News – Nigeria and World News. #Jubilation #victorious #athletes #return #Zambia… Read More »

Martina Navratilova on Austin Killips’ cycling triumph: ‘Women’s sports is NOT THE PLACE’ for trans athletes

By | 05/05/2023

Tennis legend Martina Navratilova added her voice to the uproar over transgender cyclist Austin Killips winning the women’s overall category at the Tour of the Gila event in New Mexico. Killips became the first transgender woman to take home a victory in an official Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) stage event. The UCI is the world… Read More »

Alabama Senate approves measure banning trans athletes at a college level

By | 05/04/2023

The Alabama Senate has passed legislation that bans transgender women from female college sports teams and transgender men from male college teams. The state House of Representatives will now have to decide whether to accept a minor revision to the Alabama bill. At least two dozen states have imposed restrictions on transgender athletes in schools.… Read More »

Wrestlers vs WFI Updates: Police Yet to Record Statement of Women Athletes; Brij Bhushan Says Protest Expanding like Shaheen Bagh

By | 05/02/2023

New Delhi: Wrestler Satyawart Kadian during the wrestlers’ protest at Jantar Mantar, in New Delhi, Monday, May 1, 2023. (Pic: PTI According to sources, cops are also likely to question Singh in connection with the FIRs registered against him, but no official notice has been served to him yet Ten days into wrestlers’ protest, Delhi… Read More »

Videos of Paralympians are slammed as offensive and ‘evil’ but the athletes themselves disagree

By | 04/27/2023

Videos of Paralympians are slammed as offensive and ‘evil’ but the athletes themselves disagree Home Australia Videos of Paralympians are slammed as offensive and ‘evil’ but the athletes themselves disagree #Videos #Paralympians #slammed #offensive #evil #athletes #disagree Follow… Read More »

Will Levis’s Parents Are Former Athletes, and It’s Clear Talent Runs in the Family

By | 04/27/2023

Kentucky Wildcats quarterback Will Levis was born into a family of athletes. Here’s everything we know about his family’s involvement in sports. If you’re a fan of football, you’ve likely heard of Will Levis, the current quarterback for the Kentucky Wildcats. A top contender in college football, Will is a shoo-in to be a first-round… Read More »