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Semenya free to run without medication while appeal is heard – Court

Semenya free to run without medication while appeal is heard – Court

(Reuters) – Double Olympic champion, Caster Semenya, will be able to run in her favoured 800 meters event without medication to lower her testosterone levels, until her appeal to the Swiss Federal Tribunal has been ruled on, her lawyers said on Monday. The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) had ruled last month that the […]

Golden Mondello – From Grass to Glory : 50 Years of Irish Motorsport RTÉ 1, 3 June

Golden Mondello – From Grass to Glory : 50 Years of Irish Motorsport RTÉ 1, 3 June

Golden Mondello – From Grass to Glory Celebrating 50 Years of Irish Motorsport at Mondello Park RTE ONE – Monday, 3 June @ 6.30pm Monday, 20 May 2019:  Golden Mondello – From Grass to Glory, a 1-hour sporting documentary which celebrates 50 years of Irish Motorsport at Mondello Park, will be broadcast on RTE ONE […]

India: Sprinter becomes India’s first openly gay athlete

India: Sprinter becomes India’s first openly gay athlete

Indian sprinter Dutee Chand has revealed she is in a same-sex relationship, becoming the first openly-gay athlete in the socially conservative country, according to an interview published on Sunday. Chand, 23, told The Sunday Express she was in a relationship with a woman from her village in eastern Odisha state, saying she got the courage […]

Australia: Anti-gay Folau says he won’t back down in RA row

Australia: Anti-gay Folau says he won’t back down in RA row

(Reuters) – Australia fullback Israel Folau has said he had chances to ease tensions amid the furore over his social media post, and get back to playing rugby, but had resisted them all, because it would be doing “Satan’s” work. Folau, a fundamentalist Christian, is awaiting sanction after being found guilty of a ‘high-level’ breach […]

Australia: Asics drops homophobic Folau as brand ambassador

Australia: Asics drops homophobic Folau as brand ambassador

(Reuters) – Israel Folau’s protracted dismissal by Rugby Australia looked no closer to a conclusion on Thursday, but the 30-year-old was already being hit hard in the pocket for his decision to post a social media message many viewed as homophobic. While the panel that on Tuesday adjudged Folau had been guilty of a ‘high […]

Out Now! Mar/Apr 2019 Issue of EILE Magazine – FREE!

Out Now! Mar/Apr 2019 Issue of EILE Magazine – FREE!

Welcome to the March/April 2019 issue of EILE Magazine. In this issue, we have an eclectic mix of goodies in store for you! In our Music section, we feature Irish singer-songwriters, Jack Rua, PureGrand (aka Luke Faulkner) from Dublin, and Susie Blue from Derry. We have coming out and self-acceptance stories from Oregon-based writer, Shaley Howard, and […]

Australia: RA Johnson criticises Folau’s anti-gay remarks

Australia: RA Johnson criticises Folau’s anti-gay remarks

(Reuters) – Wallabies’ Director of Rugby, Scott Johnson, has backed the hard-line stance taken by Rugby Australia (RA) over Israel Folau’s controversial social media posts and called for the sport to embrace inclusiveness. Folau, a fundamentalist Christian, faces having his Wallabies contract torn up, after posting comments that gay people were destined for “hell” if […]