Olympic Girls: Jessica Ennis-Hill

In Rio next month, Jessica Ennis-Hill aims to make history as the first British woman to successfully defend a track and field title at the Olympics. She won the gold medal at the London Olympics on a night that was known as ‘Super Saturday’. The London Olympics...

How to get beach body ready: Ancient Rome style

June is finally here, it is getting warmer and the summer is in sight. So is, unfortunately, the persistent question in the media: are you beach body ready? And this question seems to be targeted at younger audiences each year as Discovery Girls magazine encouraged...

Appearance before ability?

Type “women in sport” into Google and third in the list of related searches is for “hottest women in sport.” Too often, women in sport are judged not by their abilities and achievements, but by their appearance. BBC commentator John Inverdale was heavily...

London 2012: The Resurgence of the Suffragettes

Suffragettes carrying a banner at the London 2012 Olympics opening ceremony. Photo: REUTERS. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/olympics/news/9438965/London-2012-Olympics-anger-as-volunteers-cash-in-on-opening-ceremony.html This year’s Olympics has been billed as the...

London 2012: the ‘Women’s Games’ after all?

Women’s heptathlon, 100m hurdles, Tatyana Chernova, Sara Aerts, Jessica Ennis, Hyleas Fountain Photo by Steve Fair All over the world, and particularly in the UK, the world is suffering from an Olympics hangover. No longer can I turn on the TV and watch the...

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