Hockey’s scandals don’t have to persist if the federal government and the leagues can come together around the new safe sport policies.
Without implying that Don Cherry is deserving of a second chance given his track record, it wouldn’t be a bad thing if bridged differences resulted in redemption instead of cancellation.
Attempts to disrupt or challenge normative, sporty masculinity has been met by outrage by those who cannot see nor hear the tribalism and male privilege of masculinized spaces like locker rooms.
Don Cherry and his supporters would do well to listen to others who are justifiably offended by his xenophobic comments, and learn from them. Canada would be an even better place for it.
Can Canadians pick up Don Cherry’s discussion from here, and have respectful and inclusive discussions about how we can do better in terms of how we treat and regard newcomers?
Don Cherry’s recent divisive and discriminatory comments remind us of how white hockey remains. It’s time to transform the sport into a more inclusive pastime.
Professional women’s hockey is trying to emerge from a crisis by creating a players’ union to improve pay and working conditions.
Organized sports can foster positive development in children. However, the competitive nature of youth hockey produces a pressure-to-win environment, where personal development is pushed to the side.
Our neural hardware responds differently when we perceive people to be on “our team.” This hard-wiring allows for both positive and negative biases.
The Toronto Raptors are NBA champions. The team’s success has propelled basketball’s lore to a level never before reached among Canadians. Will it surpass hockey as Canada’s favourite game?
Hockey is often considered Canada’s national sport, but with the changing demographics of the country and the rising success of the Toronto Raptors, basketball is also seen as a national sport.
A celebration for the Winnipeg Jets turned controversial when an anti-racist group challenged a “make Winnipeg white again” headline about the city’s NHL playoff “whiteout” parties.
When the Canadian Women’s Hockey League announced it was folding, it was seen as a setback for women’s hockey. But history suggests the death of one hockey league leads to new opportunities.
The Calgary Flames are the latest pro sports team asking for public funds for a new arena. Cities across North America help fund sports facilities, but with little transparency and accountability
The Stanley Cup winner has proven to be a weirdly accurate stock market predictor. That’s why we should cheer for the Washington Capitals this year.
Athletes competing in para hockey at the Paralympic Games in South Korea have unique biomechanical skills. A Canadian researcher explains how beginners in the sport can improve their skating skills.
The joint South Korean-North Korean women’s Olympic hockey team has angered fans of the game and raised concerns about athlete morale. But the media spotlight is actually good for the game.
A debilitating eye injury and racial epithets weren’t enough to derail O'Ree’s resolve, which is now getting overdue recognition.
Concussions in football and other contact sports correlate with severe, long-term brain damage — but science shows it doesn’t have to be that way.
Almost 50 years ago, a white, non-American athlete supported Black athletes protesting racial injustice. Peter Norman paid a price for taking a stand. Canada’s Sidney Crosby is no Peter Norman.