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Women’s Sports Still Rising in the US – and Another Record-Breaking Year for Women’s Basketball

In the spring of 2023, we reported from the US that women’s sports were on the rise.  Just one year later, that incredible momentum not only shows no signs of stopping – similar to the growth we have reported in the UK.  From the record-shattering viewership of  the NCAA women’s basketball tournament, to increasing opportunities … Continue Reading

Name, Image & Likeness: New Class Action Could Determine Whether NIL Activities Are Subject To US Federal Law Prohibiting Sex Discrimination In Education

Women’s sports are on the rise, and so are the conversations regarding Name, Image, and Likeness (“NIL”) in connection with women athletes.  NIL activities have created an exciting new area for college athletes, and with that the importance of equity in opportunities and support for women’s teams.  The legal framework of NIL is evolving on … Continue Reading

Tackling Online Abuse In Sport: The UK’s Online Safety Act 2023

After years in the making, the Online Safety Act (the “OSA”) has come into force after receiving Royal Assent on 26 October 2023 (as discussed in our blog here). Amidst the proliferation of social media use, there has been a worrying increase in the levels of abuse that players, athletes, officials, managers, coaches and other … Continue Reading

Women’s Sports on the Rise

The 2023 NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball national championship averaged 9.9 million viewers, becoming the most-watched women’s college basketball game and ESPN platforms’ most-viewed college basketball game (men’s or women’s) on record, and it was not even playing in a prime-time slot. This shows a tidal shift in the interest and growing opportunity in women’s sports, and … Continue Reading

Improving Diversity, Equity & Inclusion In Sport – Lessons From Australia & UAE

This article was written for and first published by LawInSport. The original version is available to view here During Australia’s 2022 National Rugby League season, seven players from the Manly Sea Eagles, a team in the National Rugby League competition, refused to play in a jersey that featured rainbow trim. The design, called the “Everyone … Continue Reading
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