Growing up with five brothers, soccer-mad Majidah Nantanda had half a team to compete against at home in Makindye, a suburb in Uganda’s capital, Kampala. But at her school, in the 1990s, there were two sports rules: “Netball for the girls and football for the boys,” recalls the 32-year-old, as she stands on the sidelines of a boy’s game in Makindye.
Cameroonian Albert Ebosse has died after being hit by an object thrown by spectators following a game in Algeria. Ebosse, who was 24, was declared dead after being taken to hospital in Tizi Ouzou, east of the capital Algiers. The JS Kabylie striker, who had scored in a 2-1 home defeat by USM Alger, was […]
Donald Sanford finishes 400 meter dash in 45.27 seconds, winning Israel its 3rd medal in competition’s history Israeli-American athlete Donald Sanford made some Israeli history on Friday when he won a bronze medal in the 400 meter dash in the European Athletics Championships in Zurich, Switzerland – the first running medal for Israel in the […]
An Arizona State offensive lineman has come out of the closet, making him the first active NCAA Division I football player to do so, college officials said yesterday. Edward (Chip) Sarafin, a graduate student, told Compete Magazine he let his teammates know he was gay last spring, but chose to come out publicly before the beginning of the new school year.
Tom Daley and James Denny produced a fantastic final dive to secure a silver medal for England in the men’s synchronised 10m platform. The pair, both 20, scored 95.46 to rise from last place in the four-nation competition to second on 399.36 points. Australian pair Domonic Bedggood and Matthew Mitcham then did just enough with […]
Peter Thatchell urges First Misnister of Scotland to condemn Commonwealth homophobia We are asking Scotland’s First Minister, Alex Salmond, to express his grave concern at the persecution of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and inter-sex (LGBTI) people in 42 of the 53 Commonwealth member states. We urge him to appeal to all participating countries to adhere […]
These Commonwealth Games would have carried on without him. They probably would have thrived without him. Usain Bolt admitted so himself. But as soon as the Jamaican emerged on stage to face a news conference packed with reporters and camera crews from around the world, there was a quick realisation that the remaining nine days would […]
Michael Sam, the first openly gay athlete to play for an NFL team, has been recognized by ESPN with their Arthur Ashe Courage award, which the St. Louis Rams rookie received last night at the ESPYs.
By Nathan James Michael Sam, the NCAA’s Southeastern Conference Defensive Player Of The Year, and the first openly gay athlete to join an NFL team, has officially been signed on with the St. Louis rams, in a four-tear deal worth approximately $2.65 million, team officials said Thursday. Sam, 22, a seventh-round draft pick, was offered […]
RIO DE JANEIRO, Jun 6 2014 (IPS) – It seemed like “a good deal” at the time, but then things changed. That description of the 2006 purchase of a U.S. refinery, one of the oil industry scandals hanging over the Brazilian government’s head, could also apply to attitudes towards the FIFA World Cup. Analysis by […]