Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Wordless Wednesday: Iran

Newsha Tavakolian’s “To Be Twenty in Iran,” 2010. Polaris

(Not quite wordless:
New York Times article on May 30th says: "The artist Carlos Rolón, better known as Dzine, has long been a boxing fan, if not a practitioner. “My father took me for boxing lessons when I was 13,” he says. “I was more scared then excited. I developed a hernia.” The injury didn’t dampen his passion, which has led him to produce “Boxed: A Visual History and the Art of Boxing,” an image-driven compendium of the sport, from the Grecian Olympiads to bare-knuckle fighting to today’s megabucks stadium battles." Link is Here)


Friday, June 13, 2014

Lead the Change Be the Change - IWG on Women and Sport

Anyone interested in the politics of women in sport should check out the live feed from the International Working Group on Women and Sport conference. 

The three-day conference started yesterday, and you can find the links here Watch Conference Live

Some great topics on the agenda including Sport without Fear, and Changing Sports Policies. I'll post later on some of the topics, unfortunately can't watch live due to that thing called work but should be able work get some information for you.

There's also a great session on Friday afternoon looking at what's been achieved in the last 20 years - something we should do more often. Thankfully we have left the days when women were considered too weak to compete behind in most countries.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

New Yorker nails sports sexism

A quite brilliant cartoon from The New Yorker - thank you Twitter for sharing. More New Yorker cartoons here.


Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Ferial Ameeroedien packs her bags for Thailand and Enfusion MuayThai

South African fighter Ferial 'Felix' Ameerodien now fights out of an Irish gym, and is set to represent both of her homes at the Enfusion event in Thailand.

She spoke recently with the Irish Daily Mail about fighting and protein. More protein than fighting it seems. A long read but worth it for a great insight into the work behind the glamour. Felix is one of just 18 fighters invited to the 54-kgs only reality TV-format event. More on that here.

If you click on the 'full screen' logo in the bottom corner,  the pages opens up in an easier-to-read size. You can follow journalist Jenny Friel on Twitter for more of her work - @jenny_friel