Remembering Gil Read: The Gil Read Memorial Tournament, July 22-24

 If you are a softball player in the Ottawa area chances are you know the name Gil Read. Gil was best known as a coach for boys and girls, men and women, experts and beginners at ball diamonds across Canada. Some athletes even had the privilege to hit off a batting tee in his high-tech softball training facility (also known as his garage). ...more

Hey International Olympic Committee-Your Words Are Not Enough!

By Nikki Dryden, Canadian Olympic Swimmer and Attorney. Sport, unlike anything else, brings the world together, has the power to change lives for the better, and is truly universal. “It has an almost unmatched role to play in promoting understanding, healing wounds, mobilizing support for social causes, and breaking down barriers”, says former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan, who believes that sport has the power to breakdown “myths and prejudices.” He also notes that athletes as well as sports organizations are critical in “unifying societies torn apart by conflict, tackling prejudices...and in breaking down gender inequality.”...more

We have to be in control of our own destiny. With the NCAA, with this, we are always going to be ...more

The Canadian Wheelchair Basketball Team To Host First Ever U25 World Championships

[Gabby Roberts-Winter, Picture from Wheelchair Basketball Canada]...more

A Women's Sports Marketing Win?: My Thoughts on the WTA Strong is Beautiful Campaign

I am pretty sure that I am going to take a lot of heat for this blog post from some of my regular followers but I cannot help it. I love the WTA's Strong is Beautiful campaign. Unlike other women's sports marketing campaigns that come across as cheap, poorly planned and unartistic, this advertising campaign by the WTA is very professionally done, sends a very strong and potent message and focuses on the elite players of the game....more
Help bring the Women's Professional Racquetball Organization to light. You have every sport BUT ...more

Is it Discrimination When Pregnant Athletes are Banned from Sport?

Pregnant Women Bans in Sport: Is This Discrimination and Why Does it Keep Happening? The all time most popular blog post on my blog is, over a month after it was written, my op ed piece entitled "...more

Whether or not an athlete is playing a contact sport should be factored into the guidelines. ...more

IIHF High Performance Women's Camp to be Held in Slovakia July 4-12: Canadian Athletes and Coaches to Attend

IIHF High Performance Women's Camp to be Held in Slovakia July 4-12: Canadian Athletes and Coaches to Attend...more