All posts by group7sportssquad

Are you sure you want to make your kid an athlete?

By Teodora Agarici

There is no doubt sport has a tremendous impact not only on people’s health but also as a way to boost self-esteem, cut down the stress and pressure, as well as discover new passions or learn to work in a team.

Once you start playing a sport and realise you might be good enough at it in order to give it a chance at a professional level, there are some things that might stop you ‘living the dream’ despite how talented and motivated you are. Yes, I’m talking about money – money for training, equipment, possible trips, accommodation etc. Continue reading Are you sure you want to make your kid an athlete?

Why aren’t women’s sports as popular as men’s?

By Muhammad Hamid

It’s an issue that infuriates many. Why is it that women’s sports don’t get as much coverage as men’s? Last December, I attended a girls’ basketball game for my friend’s sister where I was shocked to find only half the venue filled, “quite a contrast to when the boys play,” as my friend stated. Continue reading Why aren’t women’s sports as popular as men’s?

Carrie Underwood to provide grants for girls sports programmes

By Teodora Agarici

The American country music superstar Carrie Underwood will be funding all-girls sports teams across the U.S with $500,000 (£386,500) in grants. This is part of an agreement with DICK’S Sporting Goods Foundation and its Sports Matter programme.  Continue reading Carrie Underwood to provide grants for girls sports programmes

Free the Pee – Why it’s okay to pee in the pool

By Earyel Bowleg

If you are a competitive swimmer or an elite diver, you have done it before – admit it. And you are probably not alone. British swimmer Rebecca Adlington has done it: “You have two hours in there, you can’t get out. Everyone does it. If you’re full on training you cannot get out. You’ve just got to go.” Even G.O.A.T Michael Phelps has confessed about doing the act: “It’s kind of a normal thing to do for swimmers.”

Yup, I’m talking about peeing in the pool.   Continue reading Free the Pee – Why it’s okay to pee in the pool

Drastic proposal from European Athletics to rewrite record books

By Teodora Agarici

A “revolutionary” new proposal from European Athletics could cancel all athletics world records set before 2005. This came as a follow up on the sport’s scandal from January where more than 1,000 Russians athletes across more than 30 sports were involved in or benefited from doping between 2011 and 2015. Continue reading Drastic proposal from European Athletics to rewrite record books