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Australia: Folau crowdfunding shut down after A$750,000 raised

Australia: Folau crowdfunding shut down after A$750,000 raised

(Reuters) – Sacked Australia fullback Israel Folau’s crowdfunding campaign to raise money to fight his termination has been shut down by the GoFundMe platform, with more than A$750,000 ($487,000) to be returned to thousands of donors. Folau launched his GoFundMe page on Friday, appealing for A$3 million he said he needed for a potentially long legal battle against Rugby […]

Folau starts crowdfunding campaign to fight sacking

Folau starts crowdfunding campaign to fight sacking

(Reuters) – Sacked Australia fullback, Israel Folau, has launched a crowd-funding campaign, seeking A$3 million (£1.6 million) to help fund his legal action against Rugby Australia and the New South Wales Waratahs, as he fights his termination in court. Folau, who was sacked last month for an offensive social media post, had already raised A$240,000 […]

Rabat organisers made it impossible for Semenya to race, says legal team

Rabat organisers made it impossible for Semenya to race, says legal team

(Reuters) – The Moroccan Athletics Federation made it “impossible” for Caster Semenya to compete at the Rabat Diamond League meeting on Sunday because of the lateness of a re-invitation, the South African athlete’s legal team said on Saturday. Semenya, the double Olympic 800 metres champion, never declined an invitation to run in the Rabat 800m, […]

Athletics-Semenya denied entry into Rabat 800 metres race

Athletics-Semenya denied entry into Rabat 800 metres race

(Reuters) – Caster Semenya has been denied participation in her favoured 800 metres race in Morocco, the athlete said on Thursday, despite Switzerland’s highest court rejecting an IAAF request for eligibility regulations to be reimposed on the South African. International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) regulations say XY chromosome athletes with differences in sexual development […]

FGG: 36 Sports Confirmed for Gay Games 11 Hong Kong 2022

FGG: 36 Sports Confirmed for Gay Games 11 Hong Kong 2022

The Federation of Gay Games (FGG), together with the Gay Games 11 Hong Kong 2022’s management team, has announced the 36 sports which will be offered at the event, hosted in Hong Kong in November 2022. For the first time in the history of the Gay Games, E-Sports and Dodgeball are among the sports to […]

Caster Semenya named in S Africa world championship team

Caster Semenya named in S Africa world championship team

(Reuters) – Double Olympic 800 metres champion, Caster Semenya, has been included in South Africa’s preliminary team for this year’s world championships in Doha, though it is dependent on the outcome of her appeal to the Swiss Federal Tribunal. Semenya is fighting a Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) decision that supported the IAAF’s rule that XY […]

Women’s Rugby: LGBT+ Inclusive Union Cup Dublin 2019

Women’s Rugby: LGBT+ Inclusive Union Cup Dublin 2019

Women rugby players took to the pitch for the first time at the LGBT+ inclusive Union Cup Dublin 2019 on Saturday, with players and supporters hoping their involvement would encourage other women and greater diversity in the sport. Ireland women’s rugby union international star, Lindsay Peat, said sport had improved her life, helping her to […]