24/02/2017 - 18:28

Cricket: Batsman or batter? Cricket urged to go gender-neutral

An Australian cricket administrator has called for terms like “batsman” and “12th man” to be dropped in favour of gender-neutral versions like “batter” and “12th”, to encourage women and girls…

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21/02/2017 - 09:03

Zambian gay rights dispute erupts over football

A proposal by Zambian football authorities to ban discrimination against gays and lesbians has kicked off a dispute over homosexuality, which is illegal in the country and widely seen as immoral….

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19/02/2017 - 22:12

Football: Yoreli Rincon, force in Colombia women’s game

Yoreli Rincon says her dad used to burst her footballs with a knife to stop her playing, so sexist was the sport in her native Colombia. Now 23, she has played professionally…

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19/02/2017 - 22:11

The wushu women of Kabul

Sima Azimi frowns as she pirouettes in the snow, suspended for a moment against the sky on a hill overlooking Kabul and above the conservatism of contemporary Afghanistan. There is…

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16/02/2017 - 09:25

Ski diplomacy boosts Swiss-Iran ties

As a fierce blizzard sweeps mountains outside Tehran, a team of elite Swiss ski instructors refuses to allow the deep freeze to stand in the way of warming ties with…

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12/02/2017 - 21:16

North Korea urged to join ‘peace’ Olympics in South

South Korea’s Winter Olympics head organiser has appealed to the nuclear-armed North, which remains technically at war with his country and boycotted the 1988 Seoul Games, to join in a…

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