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The presidents and commissioners of major sporting organisations such as the International Olympic Committee and FIFA have all been men. AAP and EPA

Women are missing in sport leadership, and it’s time that changed

Women are still grossly underrepresented as chairpeople, directors or chief executives of international sporting bodies, to the great detriment of those sports.
A protester holds up a sticker reading ‘boycott’ during anti-Olympic protests in Brazil. Reuters

In no mood for games: the pale Olympic flame of Rio 2016

Protests against the Rio Olympics must be understood in the context of the growing global reaction to both the way these mega-events are organised and the entities promoting them.
Bolivia midfielder Jhasmani Campos deflects a pass from Argentina forward Sergio Aguero. Reuters

What Copa America means for race relations in an era of Trump

To celebrate 100 years of football’s oldest international competition, South American fans have flocked north, sticking two fingers up to Donald Trump.
We’ve entered the home straight to Euro 2016. EPA/Ian Langsdon

Is European football facing a crisis?

As football grapples with numerous scandals, the Euro 2016 draw brings a welcome focus on the game itself rather than on the intrigue of its boardrooms.

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