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Jailing of Brittney Griner won’t shake allure of high pay in autocratic states, sports observers say

Basketball star Brittney Griner’s politically charged entanglement in Russia may give other athletes pause when pursuing contracts in authoritarian states, though sports observers say economic need is what drives them to seek opportunities abroad in the first place. And unless that changes, players being offered a better opportunity somewhere else may be …

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‘Everyone seems to think it will stop by itself’: Hockey parents frustrated by sport’s toxic culture

WARNING: This article contains details of abuse. As Hockey Canada grapples with public fallout over how its organization settled sexual assault claims in the past, some Canadians are questioning how anyone could trust hockey’s national governing body and calling for action and change at all levels of the sport.  “I’m not sure it’s …

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Inflation, rising fees are pricing families, kids out of organized sports

Mohammed Hussain’s three children are all in organized sports. His 14-year-old daughter and two sons, aged 12 and eight, are on hockey teams, and he is upfront about how expensive that can be. “It takes a chunk out of your paycheque,” the Edmonton man said. “We feel a punch with the …

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Sports leaders top list of new Order of Canada appointees

Canadian sports icons including Stacey Allaster, Donovan Bailey and Angela James are among the 85 new appointees to the Order of Canada this year. This year’s list of appointees also includes Canada’s first Indigenous female MP, the first MP for Nunavut, and a number of contributors to the arts, including Emmy nominated actress Sandra Oh. …

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Sports gambling has victims — and they are typically highly educated young men

CBC Saskatchewan is looking at single-event sports betting in the province. This story is a part of a series examining its impact. Read Part 1 here, which focuses on a Conservative MP who says the Saskatchewan government has “dropped the ball” on single-event sports betting. His private member’s bill paved …

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Transgender women athletes’ future in competition uncertain as sports organizations change rules, issue bans

Just 18 months after transgender athletes competed for the first time at the Olympics, international sporting federations are reconsidering whether transgender women should be allowed to keep participating in elite women’s competitions, as debate rages in sports and politics circles over who has the right to play. Some sports organizations introduced bans …

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