This is Part 2 of an informal series we are doing this summer about officials in women's ice hockey. Part 1, on how the pro leagues are expanding opportunities for officials, is here.
In an Olympic cycle that has seen women rise to historic highs with the likes of Simone Biles and Katie Ledecky, let’s turn our attention to the single mixed-gender Olympic sport: equestrianism.
Much has been made about the social implications of gender integration in the sport, but there is
This past Thursday, Cyd Zeigler, co-founder of SBNation's popular Outsports site, was quoted as voicing his frustration that there are no publicly out gay men in any of North America's major sports leagues. When pressed for the reason this might be, he stated that closeted gay athletes were "cowards" for
The Olympics have always been a paradox.
The Games are a contradictory showcase of both the triumph and the corruption of the world. There have been long struggles to achieve equality between men and women in terms of both events and of athletes in attendance, and that slow march toward
When I was a kid, I was always taller than everyone else. When we had picture day at school, from kindergarten to grade eight, I was inevitably the one in the middle at the back of the class portrait who towered over the other kids.
The same was true of