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I am not a role model: player punishment

In June and July, Sports Shorts considered whether the law has any business punishing athletes for violent offences committed in the course of sport. This article asks the inverse: should sports teams and governing bodies wield any power to penalise athletes for their actions outside of sport – can this ever be justified and are … Continue Reading

Hope Solo: an apology, a female sports star and a reminder of the on-going equal pay issues in US Women’s Soccer

Hope Solo, the former goalkeeper for the US women’s soccer team, appeared on Swedish television on Friday night and apologised for her actions during the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Why? Solo is rightfully a major female sports star.  She is the most capped goalkeeper in women’s soccer history with 202 national appearances and was a … Continue Reading
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