On Feb. 22, the former Brazil, Juventus, and Barcelona footballer Dani Alves was sentenced to four years and six months in prison for sexually assaulting a 23-year-old woman in a Barcelona nightclub. This is a welcome step forward for Spain in the aftermath of the “la manada” assault case that[Read More…]
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Swimming After dominating all season long, McGill Swimming excelled again this weekend at the Réseau du sport étudiant du Québec (RSEQ) Provincial championship. Earning over 1,100 points and 33 medals combined, including 19 gold, Redbirds and Martlets left little for their competitors. In 2023, McGill became the first team to[Read More…]
Saturday’s quarterfinal victory over Cape Verde was not the first time that South Africa upended expectations in this Africa Cup of Nations. This was not even their first shock of this tournament; earlier they defeated World Cup semi-finalists Morocco en route to the upcoming semifinal against Nigeria on Feb. 7.[Read More…]
What is sportswashing? Sportswashing has been the buzzword of choice for Western commentators in the sports world for the last three years. In rapid succession, Saudi Arabia’s sovereign Public Investment Fund (PIF) acquired Newcastle United in Oct. 2021 then bought into the top tier of men’s professional golf via LIV[Read More…]
Martlet Volleyball (9–5) Coming off the heels of a three-game win streak, the No. 10, nationally ranked Martlets (9–5) were upset by the UQÀM Citadins (9–6) at the Centre Sportif de l’UQÀM in a match that lasted over two hours. After losing the first set 25-23, the Martlets were able[Read More…]
On Jan. 13, 2024, the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) 2023 (yes, you read that correctly––it was postponed from July due to weather concerns in the host country) kicked off in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire. Africa’s marquee tournament is as whimsical as it is star-studded, with big names such as Egypt’s[Read More…]
In the Feature of the week: The truth of the harsh coaching environment faced by varsity athletes.