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Olympics: LGBTQ athletes put focus on Japan

Olympics: LGBTQ athletes put focus on Japan

(Reuters) – More than 160 openly LGBTQ athletes are due to participate in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, making this year’s Games the most inclusive ever. That has put a focus on host nation Japan, which activists say is out of step with much of the rest of the world, having not seen the same sweeping […]

Olympics: Japan should tackle discrimination in sport

Olympics: Japan should tackle discrimination in sport

(Reuters) – Japan should use the Olympics as a chance to commit to tackling discrimination, over gender identity and sexual orientation in sport, and prevent physical abuse of youth athletes, activists said on Monday, just days before the start of the Tokyo Games. Though known for its strong civil society and democracy, Japan had serious […]

NHL: Prokop first player with contract to say he is gay

NHL: Prokop first player with contract to say he is gay

(Reuters) – Nashville Predators’ 19-year-old defence-man, Luke Prokop, said on Monday he was gay, becoming the first active player with an NHL contract to come out publicly. Prokop, a native of Edmonton in Canada, was a third round pick in the 2020 NHL Draft , and signed a three-year, entry-level contract with Nashville in December.

Japan: Olympics Should Benefit Human Rights

Japan: Olympics Should Benefit Human Rights

Japan Should Address Abuse of Child Athletes, LGBT Discrimination, Gender Gap Japan should address serious rights issues in the country as host of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games, Human Rights Watch said today in a new reporters’ guide. The Tokyo 2020 Summer Games, which start on July 23, 2021, are advertised as celebrating […]

Namibia contenders withdrawn from Olympic 400m

Namibia contenders withdrawn from Olympic 400m

(Reuters) – Namibia athletes Christine Mboma and Beatrice Masilingi have been withdrawn from the 400m event at the Olympic Games, after tests revealed their testosterone levels were too high, the Namibia National Olympic Committee and Commonwealth Games Association said on Friday. Both Mboma and Masilingi failed to meet the World Athletics eligibility regulations for female […]

Brazil: Judge questions confederation over possible anti-gay prejudice

Brazil: Judge questions confederation over possible anti-gay prejudice

A Rio de Janeiro judge has given the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) 48 hours to explain why none of their players at the Copa America are wearing the No. 24 shirt, the number often associated with homosexuals in the country. Reigning champions Brazil have registered a full squad of players for the Copa America, but […]

Athletics: Telfer out of US trials due to eligibility rules

Athletics: Telfer out of US trials due to eligibility rules

(Reuters) – Hurdler CeCe Telfer will not be allowed to compete in the US Olympic trials this week, because she has not met World Athletics standards for transgender athletes, USA Track and Field said. Telfer had hoped to participate in the women’s 400 metres hurdles […] at the trials in Eugene, Oregon.

Hong Kong: Gay Games 11 – 500 Days To Go!

Hong Kong: Gay Games 11 – 500 Days To Go!

The countdown is on! Tuesday 29 June 2021 marks exactly 500 days until the Opening Ceremony of Gay Games 11 Hong Kong 2022. GGHK cannot wait to promote equality through sport and culture as they make history in Asia. REGISTER FOR THE WEBINAR HERE

NFL: Raiders’ Nassib first active player out as gay

NFL: Raiders’ Nassib first active player out as gay

(Reuters) – Las Vegas Raiders’ defensive end Carl Nassib said on Monday he was gay, making him the first active National Football League player to come out publicly. “I just wanted to take a quick moment to say that I’m gay,” Nassib, 28, said in a video he posted to Instagram. “I’ve been meaning to […]

Frontrunners Cork – Couch to 5K – 6 weeks!

Frontrunners Cork – Couch to 5K – 6 weeks!

Frontrunners Cork COUCH TO 5K PROGRAMME Ever wanted to take up running? Need to lose a few lockdown pounds?This is your opportunity! Frontrunners Cork are recruiting for a Couch to 5K Programme. Sign up below: Sign up here!