Qatari law underpins a patriarchal and misogynistic system. The discrimination women, including female football fans, face contravenes international human rights.
Football provides a ‘possible dream’ for people in a precarious immigration situation.
No amount of technology will ever remove the role of human judgement in refereeing the messy, complex world of football.
As the World Cup kicks off in Qatar, a scholar probes questions of identity in the American game. Is Mexico really the US’s ‘other team’?
A sports culture that does not tolerate abuse of any kind needs to be cultivated to ensure that the benefits of participating in sports are achieved.
How athletes use memory can make the difference when performing at a high level.
As the ball that Maradona’s fist helped on its way to the back of the net – with some divine help – goes up for auction, a scholar of soccer explains why that goal means so much.
Transparency in financial disclosure is a crucial part of ethical, responsible governance. Unless Hockey Canada prioritizes financial transparency, any attempts at reform will fall short.
There have been calls for a culture change at Hockey Canada in the wake of sexual abuse allegations. But what does that mean? And how do organizations change their culture?
For years, we’ve taken major sporting events, a public holiday, added alcohol and gambling, then watched domestic violence rates rise. It’s time we did something different.
Sexual abuse allegations in Canadian hockey reveal the toxic masculinity that has permeated across sport culture.
Puma’s support for Israeli football teams in the occupied Palestinian territories goes against FIFA’s rules.
The Toronto Star’s decision to rename its Lou Marsh trophy reminds us of the ways sports journalism has amplified damaging and racist tropes.
There are risks in biting the hand that feeds you. But sporting bodies that don’t consider their stakeholders’ values will be left at the start line.
Two of England’s leading clubs, Wasps and Worcester, are in administration
Chess affords young people a host of interdisciplinary skills, Canada should invest in teaching them how to play it.
Hockey Canada’s mishandling of sexual assault allegations is symbolic of the lack of accountability in sporting bodies. The government must rebuild trust in sports with proper oversight.
A new report has highlighted ‘systemic’ verbal, emotional and sexual abuse of women’s soccer players. Many feared retaliation if they spoke out, while others didn’t think it was their place.
There are benefits and risks attached to big money moves.
Good board governance starts with understanding the mandate and role of the board and then follows through with structure, robust processes and practices.