Kamila Valieva: Skating minimum age to be raised to 17 following Olympic controversy

Kamila Valieva, then 15, broke down in tears at the end of her women’s free skate routine at the Beijing Olympic Games The International Skating Union will raise the minimum age for competitors in senior events from 15 to 17 to protect skaters’ “physical and mental health, and emotional well-being”. The decision comes after the … Read more

Canada Goose Rival Bosideng Reports Profit Gain, Sees Apparel Recovery

Pedestrians are reflected in the window of a Bosideng store. Photographer: Nelson Ching / Bloomberg … [+] News © 2021 Bloomberg Finance LP Bosideng, China’s top home-grown down jacket brand, said on Wednesday it overcame Covid and other global headwinds and reported gains in sales and profit for the 12 months ending March 31. Sales … Read more

On Title IX’s 50th, USOPC seeks accord on transgender policy

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) – The biggest gathering of the year for US Olympic policymakers fell on Thursday, the 50th anniversary of Title IX. Not surprisingly, one of the most urgent debates behind closed doors was what the future of the law might mean for transgender athletes in sports. US Olympic and Paralympic Committee board … Read more

Feds correct in calling penalty on Hockey Canada

In hockey, Canada’s national winter sport, justice is typically handed out swiftly and decisively. A referee sees an infraction, stops play, and immediately directs the offending player to the penalty box or to the dressing room if the infraction is serious enough. It’s not a perfect system, but dealing with infractions quickly does bring a … Read more