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Trans cyclist’s mother rips into sport’s governing body

Transgender cyclist Emily Bridges’ mother has pointed the finger at cycling’s main governing body, the UCI, for “moving goalposts” after the tightening of its rules on transgender participation and eligibility. The UCI announced that it will double the period of time before riders that are transitioning from male to female …

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Global sport can’t develop without Russia – minister

Russian Sports Minister Oleg Matytsin has warned “cunning” outside forces against attempting to isolate his country, stressing that global sport cannot hope for successful development without Russian participation. A host of federations across a variety of sports have imposed bans on Russian and Belarusian athletes in the wake of Moscow’s …

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Russia looks east: How could sport play a part?

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Sport’s ‘big three’ vaccine holdouts are forced to the fore

Novak Djokovic, Aaron Rodgers and Kyrie Irving have emerged as lightning rods in the ongoing debate about vaccine mandates in sport, but none of them has bowed to public pressure despite the torrential backlash. Australians reacted with apoplexy this week at the news that tennis world number one Novak Djokovic …

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Harry Potter-inspired sport to change name over Rowling stance

US Quidditch and Major League Quidditch (MLQ) issued a joint statement on pursuing renaming possibilities on Wednesday, but it didn’t catch media attention until Friday. MLQ Commissioner Amanda Dallas said both leagues have been “quietly collecting research” and discussing it extensively with trademark lawyers “for the last year or so.” …

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The woke takeover of sport continues across the world

Institutions in the West – universities, the bureaucracy, large corporations and significant sections of the media, for example – have long since capitulated to woke elite domination. But professional sport, despite becoming progressively more corporatised since the 1950s, has stubbornly maintained a measure of genuine independence until very recently. Sport …

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