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Some Welsh women’s rugby players have professional contracts, but many sportswomen face major funding issues. TAR-TASS News Agency/Alamy

How the sports world is still stacked against top women

Ahead of the Winter Olympics, an expert looks at the how more sportswomen are going professional, and what obstacles they face.
The long-term health effects in professional contact sports have come under global scrutiny since the 2015 $1 billion lawsuit filed by former professional American football players against the NFL. Shutterstock

Rugby, concussions and duty of care: why the game is facing scrutiny

Brain injuries and the long-term health effects in professional sport have become significant issues in the past decade.
The decision by World Rugby to ban trans players from participating in women’s events is another setback for transgender athletes. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

World Rugby’s ban on trans players has nothing to do with so-called ‘fairness’

If “fairness” is why trans players have been banned by World Rugby, then sport bodies need to realize many athletes have an unfair advantage because of issues like class and cultural backgrounds.
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola during Premier League match between against Crystal Palace in January 2020. EPA-EFE/PETER POWELL

Manchester City and Saracens – economic theory in action

Financial scandals have damaged the integrity of both clubs. With the rewards for cheating so high, harsher punishments are needed.

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