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2016 was year of the Indian woman in sports

2016 was year of the Indian woman in sports

It’s that time of the year when you reflect on how the 51 weeks have rolled by. In sport, as in life, good memories remain etched for a long time with women power coming to the fore. This is a leap year, a year when the Olympics were held […] Click here to view original web page at www.dailyo.in

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Petra Kvitova says moving fingers ‘best Christmas present’ after knife attack

Petra Kvitova says moving fingers 'best Christmas present' after knife attack

Petra Kvitova can move her fingers again after knife attack Petra Kvitova described being able to move the fingers on her left hand again as “the greatest Christmas present I could have wished for.” The 26-year-old was speaking publicly for the first time since being attacked by an intruder […] Click here to view original web page at www.skysports.com

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Women Are Missing In Sport Leadership, And It’s Time That Changed

Women Are Missing In Sport Leadership, And It's Time That Changed

Women’s leadership reached a historic milestone in 2016: German Chancellor Angela Merkel and British Prime Minister Theresa May lead two of the world’s top economies. Elsewhere, Christine Lagarde, head of the International Monetary Fund, and Janet Yellen, chair of the […] Click here to view original web page at sports.good.is

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ESPN Is Boldly Putting Women At The Forefront Of Its NBA Coverage

ESPN Is Boldly Putting Women At The Forefront Of Its NBA Coverage

When Doris Burke called her first ever basketball game on television, she didn’t look at the camera during the opening segment. Twenty-five years later, she’s one of ESPN’s lead NBA analysts. It’s a testament not only to her wealth of basketball knowledge and broadcasting acumen, but also to how […] Click here to view original web page at www.forbes.com

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Women in sport: Judy Murray should be proud of her work to promote growth of tennis

Women in sport: Judy Murray should be proud of her work to promote growth of tennis

Judy Murray deserves an award for her tireless work promoting participation in tennis to young girls The question many people will be asking must be: “What is the secret that tennis holds to create not just one but three world champions – Andy Murray, Jamie Murray and Gordon Reid […] Click here to view original web page at www.thenational.scot

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Simone Biles soars to AP Female Athlete of the Year

Simone Biles soars to AP Female Athlete of the Year

Simone Biles tried to treat the 2016 Summer Olympics like just your average ordinary gymnastics meet. So what if the stage and the stakes were different? The floor was still the floor. The vault still the vault. The uneven bars still uneven. The balance beam still a four-inch wide […] Click here to view original web page at www.heraldcourier.com

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Helen Alfredsson appointed player president of Ladies European Tour

Helen Alfredsson appointed player president of Ladies European Tour

Former British Open champion and Solheim Cup captain Helen Alfredsson has been appointed the first player president of the Ladies European Tour . The 51-year-old Swede registered 21 worldwide victories including one major at the 1993 Nabisco Dinah Shore Championship. Alfredsson also won the British Open in 1990, before […] Click here to view original web page at www.skysports.com

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2016 – a positive year for women’s sport in Ireland

2016 – a positive year for women’s sport in Ireland

More media coverage and a move away from typical stereotypes are all encouraging signs A funny thing happened at a recent ‘women in sport’ conference in Dublin. . .not one person attacked the ‘mejia’ from the floor! As a sportswriter it is usually wise to attend these events incognito, so this unprecedented development was enough to prompt me to whip …

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PASO aim to promote female opportunities in sports administration following Women Leaders in Sport Forum

PASO aim to promote female opportunities in sports administration following Women Leaders in Sport Forum

Over 100 representatives from across the Pan American Sports Organization (PASO) have participated in a forum for Women Leaders in Sport in Lima. The event, co-organised by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in the Peruvian capital, was designed to celebrate and boost the role that female sports administrators play […] Click here to view original web page at www.insidethegames.biz

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Scottish country sports to try and dispel ‘elite’ image and attract more women

Scottish country sports to try and dispel 'elite' image and attract more women

Scotland’s country sports industry is to try and dispel perceptions that they are dominated by a wealthy elite and ordinary people cannot afford to take part, under a new official strategy. The ‘Game for Growth’ blueprint, which aims to increase the value of country sports to the Scottish economy by £30 million over the next three years, also highlighted the …

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