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Guest Columnist: Unequal playing fields

A global sports spectacle, the Fifa Women’s World Cup, has just come to an exciting end in Germany. The event went beyond being only for women’s football, but for women in sport and all of world sport. Besides being a major international event for women’s sport, this championship was massive in every way and had 16 teams from all [...]

Rugby union football in the 21st century: quo vadis?

Rumours of the demise of rugby union are a bit like those of Mark Twain’s “first” death – greatly exaggerated. The recent and sudden appearance of a hybrid rugby code ⎯ supported by Mark Ella and played in a clumsy format by two schoolboy teams in Sydney – generated some talk suggesting that union was on the way out! Globally, [...]

Ask Seb Coe your London 2012 questions

July 27 is a significant day for London; it marks one year until arguably the greatest spectacle in global sport takes place in the British capital. Beginning with the symbolic lighting of the flame, and enduring for 19 days until it is extinguished, nation will fight nation across 26 sports and 39 disciplines in pursuit of the coveted haul of [...]

Team Type 1 Appoints Alex Kaminsky Chief Marketing Officer; Names John Hipp Chief Development Officer

Team Type 1, a global sports organization dedicated to radically changing the lives of people around the world with diabetes, is adding two veteran sports marketing and philanthropy executives to the corporate team, ushering in a new phase of growth for the company. Today, CEO and Founder Phil Southerland announced the appointment of Alex Kaminsky [...]

Qatar 2022 World Cup Stadium Could Cost $2 Billion

(WFI) Doha's Sports City Stadium, one of the showpiece venues for the Qatar 2022 World Cup, is tipped to become the most expensive stadium ever built. Dan Meis, the stadium's designer and a senior principle at global sports architecture firm Populous, says plans to increase capacity from 46,800 to 65,000 may see costs soar over $2 [...]

O’Neal to tour Europe with Global Sports Academy

INDIANAPOLIS -- University of Indianapolis senior men's basketball player Wilbur O'Neal has been selected to participate in a tour of Holland, Belgium and England with Global Sports Academy August 10-17. "It felt good when I found out I was on the team and it is going to be a good experience going over there to showcase my talents and get a [...]

Bill Luther to Represent US in European

07/20/11...Pitt-Johnstown sophomore forward Bill Luther (Gibsonia, Pa.) has been named a member of the 2011 Global Sports Select/All-Star Basketball Team that will train, compete, and tour in Belgium, Germany and London from August 11-16. The team is scheduled to play five games. Luther is one of 10 members of the team that will be coached [...]

SBJ: World Cup venue in Qatar could be most expensive sports facility in history

The Sports City stadium proposed for Qatar could be the most expensive sports facility ever built now that FIFA plans to play a 2022 World Cup semifinal there, according to Dan Meis, the project’s designer. The stadium’s original design covered 45,000 seats with a construction cost of $1.6 billion. Now that Sports City is expected to be [...]

Terry Baddoo on Football – Qatar 2022 Must Build Bridges to Restore Reputation

(WFI) A good little’un should never beat a good big'un. That’s been pretty much the theme ever since Qatar upset the odds by winning the right to host the 2022 World Cup ahead of Australia, Japan, South Korea, and the USA. The surprise and outrage over the tiny Middle Eastern nation upstaging and outmaneuvering the supposedly superior [...]

U.S. women handle defeat with grace

Don't we all wish we were in Germany, among the face-painted fanatics, waving, cheering and experiencing the 2011 Women's World Cup fanfare firsthand? For those not in Deutschland, espnW provides the full fan experience. @Hopesolo: I will embrace this silver medal and give my utmost respect for Japan. Thanks to all friends, families, and fans [...]

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