Equity in Sports Has Focused on Gender, Not Race. So Gaps Persist.

Title IX, over 50 years, has heavily benefited white women over women of color. That’s partly because race has never been part of the law.

#athletics-and-sports, #black-people, #coaches-and-managers, #colleges-and-universities, #discrimination, #interscholastic-athletics, #national-collegiate-athletic-assn, #race-and-ethnicity, #title-ix-gender-discrimination-legislation

Once an ‘Easy Way Out’ for Equality, Women’s Soccer Is Now a U.S. Force

After Title IX passed in 1972, administrators found soccer to be a cheap way to comply. And participation rates soared in high schools, universities and at club levels for girls and women.

#athletics-and-sports, #colleges-and-universities, #discrimination, #education-k-12, #interscholastic-athletics, #national-collegiate-athletic-assn, #national-federation-of-state-high-school-assns, #ncaa-soccer-championships, #soccer, #title-ix-gender-discrimination-legislation, #women-and-girls, #womens-world-cup-soccer

Title IX 50th Anniversary: We Need a New Deal for Women’s Sports

We must dismantle the grandfathered-in systemic advantages that male athletes and male-dominated sports infrastructures continue to enjoy.

#athletics-and-sports, #basketball, #basketball-college, #coaches-and-managers, #colleges-and-universities, #discrimination, #education, #exercise, #figure-skating, #football, #football-college, #gymnastics, #interscholastic-athletics, #lee-sunisa-2003, #men-and-boys, #national-collegiate-athletic-assn, #ncaa-basketball-championships-women, #osaka-naomi-1997, #ratings-audience-measurement, #soccer, #social-media, #staley-dawn, #student-athlete-compensation, #television, #title-ix-gender-discrimination-legislation, #women-and-girls

The Real Enforcers of Title IX: Angry Parents

Girls are supposed to have equal access in schools. In practice, districts aren’t forced to change unless someone speaks up.

#athletics-and-sports, #discrimination, #education-k-12, #interscholastic-athletics, #national-federation-of-state-high-school-assns, #parenting, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #title-ix-gender-discrimination-legislation, #women-and-girls

Special Olympics Lifts Vaccine Mandate for Its U.S.A. Games

Florida health officials told Special Olympics that the vaccine requirement violated state law.

#athletics-and-sports, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #desantis-ron, #fines-penalties, #intellectual-disabilities, #orlando-fla, #special-olympics, #vaccination-and-immunization

Indiana Lawmakers Override Transgender Sports Veto

Gov. Eric Holcomb said the measure barring transgender girls from playing girls’ sports at school was unnecessary, but fellow Republicans in the Legislature disagreed.

#athletics-and-sports, #education-k-12, #holcomb-eric-1968, #indiana, #law-and-legislation, #republican-party, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #vetoes-us

Bill Simmons on Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson and Athletes Turned Actors

“It’s the same thing that goes wrong if you’re going to ask actors to play in the N.B.A. or the N.F.L.,” Bill Simmons says. “It’s a little unrealistic.”

#athletics-and-sports, #johnson-dwayne-1972, #movies, #oneal-shaquille, #ringer-the-web-site, #robinson-jackie, #young-rock-tv-program

How to Master the Push-Up

With proper technique, you can get the most out of this simple, yet powerful exercise.

#athletics-and-sports, #content-type-service, #exercise, #muscles

Top Texas Court Allows Abuse Inquiries of Parents of Transgender Children

But the court said Gov. Greg Abbott did not have the authority to order such investigations, acknowledging they could cause “irreparable harm.”

#abbott-gregory-w-1957, #american-civil-liberties-union, #athletics-and-sports, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #lambda-legal-defense-and-education-fund, #paxton-ken, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #texas, #texas-department-of-family-and-protective-services, #transgender-and-transsexuals

Seeking Another Reset, the N.C.A.A. Returns to the ‘Help Wanted’ Route

The N.C.A.A. is looking for a new president. Private jet notwithstanding, it’s not all that great of a gig.

#athletics-and-sports, #basketball-college, #colleges-and-universities, #degioia-john-j, #emmert-mark, #gates-robert-m, #national-collegiate-athletic-assn, #ncaa-basketball-championships-men, #ncaa-basketball-championships-women, #sankey-greg, #southeastern-conference

A Gymnast’s Death Was Supposed to Be a Wake-Up Call. What Took So Long?

Christy Henrich’s struggle with eating disorders launched a reckoning in sports, but progress has been slow.

#athletics-and-sports, #biles-simone, #eating-disorders, #gymnastics, #henrich-christy, #karolyi-bela, #marshall-nancy-thies, #mental-health-and-disorders, #nassar-lawrence-g-1963, #news-and-news-media, #ohashi-katelyn, #osaka-naomi-1997, #usa-gymnastics, #women-and-girls

Bad Behavior Drove a Referee Shortage. Covid Made It Worse.

For years, unruly parents have turned youth sporting events into a toxic environment. The cancellation of games and entire seasons over the last two years hastened an exodus of referees.

#athletics-and-sports, #coaches-and-managers, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #interscholastic-athletics, #officiating-sports, #public-schools-athletic-league, #shortages

Red States Push L.G.B.T.Q. Restrictions as Education Battles Intensify

With an eye toward parents’ anxiety, Republicans have put forward a wave of laws on classroom instruction, youth sports and health care. Some of the young people at the center feel isolated.

#athletics-and-sports, #conservatism-us-politics, #cox-spencer-j-1975, #desantis-ron, #discrimination, #education, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #law-and-legislation, #republican-party, #state-legislatures, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #united-states-politics-and-government, #women-and-girls, #youth

Gov. Andrew Beshear of Kentucky Vetoes Transgender Sports Bill

The State Legislature, which is dominated by Republicans, may override the veto. Twelve states have enacted legislation barring young transgender athletes from participating in girls’ sports.

#athletics-and-sports, #beshear-andrew-g-1977, #discrimination, #interscholastic-athletics, #kentucky, #law-and-legislation, #politics-and-government, #transgender-and-transsexuals

I’m a Sports Fan. Hear Me Roar.

It’s too bad some athletes take booing personally. It isn’t really about them.

#athletics-and-sports, #basketball, #fans-persons, #internal-sub-only-nl, #osaka-naomi-1997, #tennis, #westbrook-russell

Utah Governor Vetoes Transgender-Athlete Bill

The bill would have barred transgender athletes from competing in girls’ sports. Gov. Spencer Cox, a Republican, rejected the measure passed by lawmakers in his party.

#athletics-and-sports, #politics-and-government, #state-legislatures, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #utah, #vetoes-us

Peter Foley, the Snowboarding Coach, Faces New Misconduct Accusations

Peter Foley, already accused of coercing athletes into posing for nude photos, now faces scrutiny from more women. He has been relieved of his duties as a U.S. Olympic coach.

#athletics-and-sports, #beijing-china, #chythlook-sifsof-callan, #coaches-and-managers, #foley-peter-snowboarding-coach, #olympic-games-2022, #sexual-harassment, #snowboarding, #united-states

Bucking Republican Trend, Indiana Governor Vetoes Transgender Sports Bill

Gov. Eric Holcomb nixed legislation that would have blocked transgender girls from playing school sports. Eleven states have enacted similar bills this year.

#athletics-and-sports, #cox-spencer-j-1975, #holcomb-eric-1968, #indiana, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #utah

Disabled Chinese Fight for Equal Rights Despite Paralympic Glory

Outside the Games, people with disabilities in China face discrimination and a lack of opportunities. “I’ve been struggling to survive,” said one former Paralympian.

#athletics-and-sports, #china, #disabilities, #paralympic-games, #politics-and-government

The Snowboarders the Paralympics Didn’t Want Around

After a dispute over whether they should be allowed to compete, the snowboarders Cécile Hernandez and Brenna Huckaby are putting in strong performances.

#athletics-and-sports, #beijing-china, #cecile-hernandez, #disabilities, #huckaby-brenna-1996, #international-paralympic-committee, #paralympic-games, #snowboarding

The WNBA’s $20 Million Debate Over Charter Flights

Secret charter flights cost the Liberty a big fine, but players say they deserve them — and need them to be healthy. The league says they’re too expensive for now.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #athletics-and-sports, #basketball, #collective-bargaining, #engelbert-catherine, #fines-penalties, #jackson-terri-carmichael, #new-york-liberty, #organized-labor, #womens-national-basketball-assn

Online Sports Betting Makes an Eye-Popping Debut in New York

Since the state legalized online gambling in January, bets have poured in, bringing revenue to tax coffers but worrying addiction specialists.

#addabbo-joseph-p-jr, #addiction-psychology, #advertising-and-marketing, #american-gaming-assn, #athletics-and-sports, #budgets-and-budgeting, #casinos, #gambling, #hochul-kathleen-c, #politics-and-government, #super-bowl

Online Sports Betting’s N.Y. Debut: $2.4 Billion in Wagers in 5 Weeks

Since the state legalized online gambling in January, bets have poured in, bringing revenue to tax coffers but worrying addiction specialists.

#addabbo-joseph-p-jr, #addiction-psychology, #advertising-and-marketing, #american-gaming-assn, #athletics-and-sports, #budgets-and-budgeting, #casinos, #gambling, #hochul-kathleen-c, #politics-and-government, #super-bowl

Times photographers sought to…

Times photographers sought to capture every aspect of the Olympic Games in Beijing. These pictures were special to them.

#athletics-and-sports, #beijing-china, #olympic-games-2022, #photography, #winter-season

Should the Minimum Age to Compete in Olympic Skating Be Higher?

Would raising the minimum competition age save young athletes from abuse and humiliation?

#athletics-and-sports, #bach-thomas, #beijing-china, #chen-karen-1999, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #denhollander-rachael, #doping-sports, #edmunds-polina, #figure-skating, #lipinski-tara, #olympic-games-2022, #shcherbakova-anna-2004, #trusova-alexandra-2004, #tutberidze-eteri, #valieva-kamila-2006, #women-and-girls

East Asia Becomes a Curling Powerhouse

In recent years, Japan, China and South Korea have embraced the sport, investing resources, creating celebrities and changing the competitive landscape.

#alberta-canada, #athletics-and-sports, #beijing-china, #china, #curling, #japan, #olympic-games-2022, #women-and-girls

Lia Thomas, Trans Swimmer, Revives Debate About Sex Testing in Sports

For nearly a century, certain elite athletes have been subject to anatomical, chromosomal or hormonal testing to compete in women’s events.

#athletics-and-sports, #doping-sports, #estrogen, #hormones, #semenya-caster, #swimming, #testosterone, #tests-drug-use, #thomas-lia-1999, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #women-and-girls

At Olympics, Nathan Chen and Other American Chinese Asked to Pick a Side

American athletes of Chinese descent at the Games are targets of patriotic and even nationalistic sentiment from both countries: sometimes adoring, sometimes hostile.

#athletics-and-sports, #beijing-china, #california, #chen-nathan, #china, #chinese-americans, #figure-skating, #gu-eileen, #hanyu-yuzuru, #jin-boyang-1997, #olympic-games-2008, #olympic-games-2022, #propaganda, #united-states, #united-states-international-relations, #zhu-yi-2002

Beijing Winter Olympics: Why Many Are Not Watching

Instead of showing the best of what humanity can do, this year’s Olympics seem to reflect what we can’t.

#alpine-skiing, #anxiety-and-stress, #athletics-and-sports, #beijing-china, #china, #ice-skating, #olympic-games, #olympic-games-2022, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #skiing, #snowboarding

With Valieva, Doping Concerns Extend to a New Generation of Olympians

Decades after East Germany gave steroids to its athletes and just a few years after Russia’s doping program was exposed, the Olympic Games are again roiled by scandal.

#athletics-and-sports, #beijing-china, #coleman-doriane-lambelet, #court-of-arbitration-for-sport, #doping-sports, #east-germany, #international-olympic-committee, #moscow-russia, #olympic-games-2022, #rodchenkov-grigory, #steroids, #tygart-travis, #valieva-kamila-2006, #world-anti-doping-agency

The N.F.L. Widens Its Footprint in the Los Angeles Media World

The league’s new West Coast headquarters, in the shadow of SoFi Stadium, gives it a large footprint in the land of big media deals.

#athletics-and-sports, #culver-city-calif, #football, #kroenke-stan, #los-angeles-calif, #los-angeles-rams, #national-football-league, #nfl-films, #relocation-of-business, #television

How the ‘Garlic Girls’ Overcame Abuse to Return to the Olympics

The South Korean curling team helped revive a painful discussion about the mistreatment of athletes in their country, leading the way for others to come forward.

#athletics-and-sports, #beijing-china, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #coaches-and-managers, #curling, #olympic-games-2022, #south-korea

Like Biles, Winter Olympians Are Focusing on Their Mental Health

Simone Biles’s public struggles gave other Olympians tacit permission to share their vulnerabilities. Some of them have.

#anderson-jamie-1990, #athletics-and-sports, #biles-simone, #fear-emotion, #freestyle-skiing, #goepper-nick, #jacobellis-lindsey, #olympic-games-2020, #olympic-games-2022, #white-shaun

At Winter Games, a Hard-Bitten Chinese Coal Town Hunts for Gold

The little city of Qitaihe has produced an improbable number of China’s golds at the Winter Games, and residents say it began with a miner with a pair of skates.

#athletics-and-sports, #china, #fan-kexin, #mines-and-mining, #olympic-games-2022, #short-track-speedskating

For Gambling Addicts, Super Bowl Betting Isn’t Good, Clean Fun

A flood of online sports betting since the Supreme Court struck down limits on the states in 2018.

#athletics-and-sports, #casinos, #gambling, #internal-sub-only-nl, #super-bowl

NBC Opens Olympics With ‘Worst Hand Imaginable’

The Games are central to the network’s brand, and NBC will have to navigate complications resulting from the pandemic and politics.

#advertising-and-marketing, #athletics-and-sports, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #costas-bob, #national-broadcasting-co, #nbc-news, #news-and-news-media, #olympic-games-2020, #olympic-games-2022, #politics-and-government, #ratings-audience-measurement, #super-bowl, #television

The Rising Human Cost of Sports Betting

The ends of the college and pro football seasons were already a perilous time for people recovering from a gambling addiction. Then came the onslaught of ads for legal sports betting.

#addiction-psychology, #athletics-and-sports, #casinos, #gambling, #super-bowl

‘I Have No Idea What You Just Said’: Concert Drowns Out A.F.C. Halftime Analysis

As the “NFL on CBS” crew broke down the first half of the game, a performance by the country music singer Walker Hayes was so loud, it made the commentary all but inaudible.

#athletics-and-sports, #brown-james-1933-2006, #cbs-corporation, #cincinnati-bengals, #computers-and-the-internet, #football, #hayes-walker-1979, #kansas-city-chiefs, #music, #simms-phil, #spain-sarah-c-1980, #television

No, athletes are not dying from Covid-19 vaccines.

Claims about professional athletes dying after getting vaccinated have been a recurring conspiracy theory since the shots were introduced.

#athletics-and-sports, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #conspiracy-theories, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #johnson-ron-1955, #rumors-and-misinformation, #stockton-john, #vaccination-and-immunization

N.C.A.A. Reorganizes Around New Constitution That Shifts Power to Universities

The organizing body in college sports also adopted new rules for transgender athletes to mirror other elite sports in the United States.

#athletics-and-sports, #basketball-college, #colleges-and-universities, #emmert-mark, #football-college, #national-collegiate-athletic-assn, #swimming, #transgender-and-transsexuals

How to Stay Motivated When the Last Thing You Want to Do Is Exercise

Even the most serious athletes sometimes have trouble getting themselves to work out. But here are eight ways to get you out of bed on a cold morning.

#athletics-and-sports, #content-type-service, #exercise, #habits-and-routines-behavior, #psychology-and-psychologists, #research, #weight-lifting

Texas Man Is First Charged Under New Antidoping Law in U.S.

The law targets people who would skirt doping regulations in international competitions, but it does not apply to major American leagues like the N.F.L. and Major League Baseball.

#athletics-and-sports, #doping-sports, #okagbare-blessing, #olympic-games-2020, #rodchenkov-grigory, #track-and-field

Omicron Deepens Uncertainty Surrounding Beijing Olympics

With the opening of the Winter Games three weeks away, officials in China are on high alert amid coronavirus outbreaks around the country.

#athletics-and-sports, #contact-tracing-public-health, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-omicron-variant, #olympic-games-2022, #quarantines, #travel-warnings

Novak Djokovic and Fellow Star Vaccine Skeptics Are Increasingly Scorned

The tennis star is the latest target of a public outcry against vaccine skeptics and stars wanting special treatment. Denied entry to Australia, he awaits a hearing Monday on his deportation.

#athletics-and-sports, #australia, #basketball, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #djokovic-novak, #football, #irving-kyrie, #rodgers-aaron, #tennis, #vaccination-and-immunization

A School Won 92-4 in Basketball. Then the Coach Was Suspended.

Sacred Heart Academy, a Catholic high school for girls in Hamden, Conn., said that running up the score against Lyman Hall High School did not mesh with its values.

#athletics-and-sports, #basketball, #coaches-and-managers, #connecticut, #education-k-12, #education-secondary, #hamden-conn, #interscholastic-athletics, #new-haven-conn, #private-and-sectarian-schools, #wallingford-conn

New York Times Co. Said to Have Reached Deal for The Athletic

The deal, valued at around $550 million, could help the media company reach its goal of 10 million subscriptions ahead of schedule.

#athletic-media-co, #athletics-and-sports, #kopit-levien-meredith, #mergers-acquisitions-and-divestitures, #new-york-times, #new-york-times-company, #news-and-news-media

Christine Grant Fought for Equity for Female Athletes

Christine Grant, the Title IX pioneer who died in December, often lamented the historically poor treatment of female athletes, asking incredulously, “Can you imagine that?”

#athletics-and-sports, #christine-grant, #content-type-personal-profile, #iowa, #isaacson-melissa-journalist, #national-collegiate-athletic-assn, #stringer-c-vivian, #title-ix-gender-discrimination-legislation, #university-of-iowa, #women-and-girls

World Junior Championship, a Showcase for Hockey’s Top Prospects, Is Canceled

The cancellation was an ominous sign for sports leagues, including the N.H.L. and the N.B.A., which have been struggling to maintain schedules.

#alberta-canada, #athletics-and-sports, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #hockey-ice, #international-ice-hockey-federation

Getting Past the Manchin Roadblock and Saving Biden’s Plan

Readers discuss how to salvage Build Back Better, and praise and decry Mr. Manchin. Also: Pause pro sports; the Jan. 6 inquiry.

#athletics-and-sports, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #manchin-joe-iii, #senate, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #united-states-politics-and-government

Alberto Salazar, Coach and Champion Runner, Barred From Sport for Life

The ruling upheld a ban announced in July. Salazar had already been suspended for breaking rules governing banned substances.

#athletics-and-sports, #cain-mary-1996, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #oregon, #running, #salazar-alberto, #us-center-for-safesport