Recent anger over limited BBC Olympic coverage comes down to a deal done between the IOC and Discovery, and the Ofcom response
You can spout racist abuse and fear people who are different, or be like Marcus Rashford – support equality and make a difference
What role could a ministry of culture play when it comes to the internet, and should this be a state responsibility?
Paul Bright discusses the history of racial apartheid in rugby and the protests in South Africa, and politics and racism in sport like taking the knee.
As some of the England fans boo their own players before a ball has even been kicked in the European Championships, Roger Winterbottom wonders whether it’s all really just a philosophical debate.
The line between patriotism and nationalism is almost indistinguishable today. Whereas it once meant a devotion to a particular place and particular way of life, now it is about creating an ‘us vs them’.
Jimmy Andrew writes about the return of rugby matches. The atmosphere at the Wakefield Trinity match had been longed for over the past year, but fans will still have to wait for their pie, peas and gravy.
Paul Bright writes about Peter Norman at the 1968 Olympics, where he made a show of solidarity to racial equality by standing with Carlos and Smith as they made the black power salute; today, many athletes take a knee, or sit for the national anthem.
Paul Bright remembers the Six Nations’ ‘excuse for a trip’ club, where clubs went on day excursions. He honours some individuals who are experts at trips out, Dominic Cummings is just one of them!
As the club cricket season gets underway John Cornwell recounts the rich heritage of Yorkshire cricket and the joy of playing in a village team.
Georgia Lambert discusses the history of women’s football and its modern-day resurgence in popularity. However, sexist attitudes still permeate the sport, and top-tier women suffer a sizeable pay disparity with their male counterparts.
In Sheffield, a local football club is taking the lead in making the sport more inclusive. Mount Pleasant Park Football Club has been helping make a more welcoming environment and organising charity events.
Lewis Hamilton has had a record-breaking career, with seven Formula 1 world championships, a slew of Grand Prix wins, and now a knighthood. Michele Mele looks at not just his career but his struggles as a black Formula 1 driver, as she looks over his career.
Like most cricket enthusiasts, John Cornwell has tried at various times to explain cricket to people from non cricket playing countries, but with little success. Here he recalls three wonderful examples.
Along came the pandemic … life stopped. Eating biscuits became an Olympic sport. We were all doing our constitutional walks, but in terms of getting my jeans on and buttoned up, walking on its own was never going to cut it …
In the 2012 London Olympic Games, Nicola Adams OBE made history as the first female boxer to win Olympic gold for Women’s Boxing in the Flyweight category. She remains the most successful female British boxer, as a double Olympic champion, but her journey through the ranks came with its knockdowns. At the age of 12, […]
A Women in Football survey recently reported that two-thirds of women working in football have been subject to gender discrimination, with only 12 percent of these cases being reported. In a 2014 study, titled ‘The Experience of Former Women Officials and the Impact on the Sporting Community’, researchers from Trinity University aimed to “explore the […]
Is this the most unexpected and improbable fairytale football story of the century? Harrogate Town FC! 2010: on the last day of the Conference North season Harrogate Town FC were bottom – due to be relegated but saved because of the financial problems of others. 2011: on last day of the Conference North season Harrogate […]
Referees come in many shapes and sizes. Here, John Cornwell recalls three splendid Yorkshire examples. The first refereed on a bike… As a sixth former at a county schoolboys’ trial match, I got talking with a boy from one of the better known boarding schools. When he discovered that I came from the East Riding […]