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.
While changing the name of the Lou Marsh Trophy is a necessary first step, the weight of Marsh’s legacy will be felt until we fully understand the damage done by his history of sports journalism.
Sport organizations have repeatedly come under fire with frequent allegations of toxic culture. This leaves sport practitioners with the question, where do we start? Our answer: The coach.
Hockey Canada has fallen short of its mission to ‘Lead, Develop and Promote Positive Hockey Experiences’ in its handling of sexual violence perpetrated by and against Hockey Canada players.
Athletes from multiple NSO’s in Canada are rising up in hurt and anger to denounce toxic cultures and linking arms to demand a respectful, healthy and inclusive sport system for all.
Will Rugby New Zealand’s report into culture within the Black Ferns finally be the tipping point for change – to put women at the heart of their own sports organisations?
Moving towards an athlete-centred approach to sport is one step in the right direction
The Olympics claim not to be political, but in the 1960s a counter movement organized by left-leaning countries put politics front and centre.
The AFL Grand Final is more than a physical contest between professional athletes: it is a day we collectively make meaning, and create culture.
Supporting one’s child on a sports team isn’t always a walk at the ballpark. Parents face complex demands that require a repertoire of skills that are rarely discussed or taught.
Too often athletes are forced into a narrative in which their sport overtakes everything, to the detriment of their health and future happiness.
As the business of sport booms why does this come with an increasing frequency of integrity scandals of bribery, corruption and cheating?
Efforts to wipe out doping, match fixing, corruption and other threats to sport integrity need to start at the local level.
Lance ‘Buddy’ Franklin’s story highlights not only the persistent stigma surrounding mental illness, but the potential of sport to help tackle it.