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Women Slowly Become More Welcome At Olympic Golf Venue

Women Slowly Become More Welcome At Olympic Golf Venue

 In 1995, Nobuko Hirayama inherited her father’s membership at one of Japan’s most exclusive country clubs. It took another 23 years and a looming Olympics before she could play golf there on Sundays, however. Today, Hirayama is one of just a dozen woman among the 1,200 full members at the Kasumigaseki Country Club just outside […]

Flagbearers To Send Messages Of Equality And Justice At Opening Ceremony

Flagbearers To Send Messages Of Equality And Justice At Opening Ceremony

 Many Olympic nations are expected to demonstrate their support for gender equality and racial justice on Friday night with their selections of athletes to carry flags at the opening ceremony. The International Olympic Committee changed it rules and asked each nation to select two flagbearers in an effort to increase gender equality at the Tokyo […]

Olympics Organisers To Allow Nursing Mothers To Bring Children To Games

Olympics Organisers To Allow Nursing Mothers To Bring Children To Games

Nursing mothers will be allowed to bring their children to the Tokyo Olympics when necessary, 2020 organisers told Reuters on Wednesday. Organisers have barred family members of athletes from attending the Games due to COVID-19 safety protocols, while foreign spectators are also excluded and domestic crowds will be capped. Some athletes have complained that they […]

North Korea’s Olympics Peace Bid Tests U.S.-South Korea Alliance

North Korea’s Olympics Peace Bid Tests U.S.-South Korea Alliance

After a year filled with nuclear provocations that raised fears of a devastating war in Northeast Asia, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un started 2018 on an optimistic note. His call for talks to ensure the success of the Winter Olympics in South Korea next month — and improve overall inter-Korean relations — represented a […]

Meet Nigeria’s First Bobsled Team of Three Women On the Brink of Olympic History

Meet Nigeria’s First Bobsled Team of Three Women On the Brink of Olympic History

Nigeria’s first ever bobsled team, which comprises of three women battling the Canadian cold, and enduring the various challenges stands on the edge of history. The inspirational team has faced numerous challenges from the unforgiving weather to financial difficulties in the quest to compete at the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea. The team is […]

What The Olympics Can Teach You About Achieving Your Dreams

What The Olympics Can Teach You About Achieving Your Dreams

Every four years the world is given the gift of the Olympics. For a few weeks, nations lay down their arms and come together to let their world-class athletes compete on a level playing field to find the best in the many events. It boggles the mind what these young men and women can accomplish […]

Miller Dives Across Finish Line To Claim Gold

Miller Dives Across Finish Line To Claim Gold

Female Olympian, Shaunae Miller, representing the Bahamas has shocked the world with a dive feat which earned her a place in the competition’s Gold ranking table. The sprinter who pulled what has been described as one of the wildest and most spectacular finishes in the Rio 2016 competition finished first in the women’s 400m race […]

Women Are Crushing It At The Rio Olympics, But The Media Keeps Focusing On Their Husbands

Women Are Crushing It At The Rio Olympics, But The Media Keeps Focusing On Their Husbands

More women are competing in Rio 2016 than any previous Olympic Games, bringing the games closer than ever to gender parity. But that doesn’t mean sexist stereotypes against female athletes are going to go away. Take Hungarian swimmer Katinka Hosszu, known as the “Iron Lady.” Hosszu shattered a world record Saturday night in the women’s […]

Olympic Divers Splash Into Green Pool

Olympic Divers Splash Into Green Pool

During the opening ceremony, the Rio Olympics organizers talked about a green environment. They were not talking about the pools at the Maria Lenk Aquatics Centre. But on Tuesday the water in the pool where the divers for the women’s synchronized 10-meter platform competed — officially called a diving well — was dark green. The […]

Ibtihaj Muhammad Would Have Been The Perfect Flag Bearer For A Divided US

Ibtihaj Muhammad Would Have Been The Perfect Flag Bearer For A Divided US

She could have marched through the tunnel on Friday night in a hijab, clutching the American flag. What a moment that would have been for a United States where tolerance has been drowned out by political pomposity. Ibtihaj Muhammad wouldn’t have had to say a word as her country’s flag bearer during the opening ceremonies […]

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