Posts Tagged ‘Sports’

NZ researchers: Gender binary in sports has perhaps had its day Comments 0

Thursday, July 25th, 2019

University of Otago researchers have concluded that existing gender categories in sport should perhaps be abandoned in favour of a more “nuanced” approach in the new transgender era. The authors are in favour of a radical change to what they describe as “the outdated structure of the gender division currently used in elite sport”. Associate Read more

Basketball drops church-goer Comments 0

Thursday, July 12th, 2018

An under-17s basketball team has dropped one of his members because he put Sunday morning church ahead of his sport, his family says. Mosiah MacDonald had expected to be at the national basketball championships in Wellington this week. Instead his Manawatu basketball teammates are playing without him. The 15-year-old says his team dropped him because Read more

Vatican releases guidance on sports Comments 0

Thursday, June 7th, 2018

Giving the Best of Yourself – is the first-ever Vatican document on sports. The document addresses a number of matters, including highly competitive children’s sports, putting political and economic pressures on athletes to win “at all costs”, playing sport on Sundays and unsportsmanlike or violent behaviour. The document, which speaks out about sports-related corruption, over-commercialisation, Read more