Sport politics

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The Guardian view on cricket’s dilemma: the long and short of it | Editorial
Editorial: Counties and franchises can’t coexist for ever. The game will have to make its mind up

Editorial

21, Jan, 2022 @5:29 PM

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Athletes warned about speaking out against China at Winter Olympics
Attendees of the Winter Olympics in Beijing have been told to be aware of the ‘Orwellian surveillance state’

Sean Ingle

18, Jan, 2022 @6:34 PM

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IOC’s new transgender guidance criticised as unfair towards female sport
Medical experts have claimed the International Olympic Committee’s new transgender framework ‘is not based on scientific principles’

Sean Ingle

17, Jan, 2022 @11:30 PM

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Ashes defeat a ‘brilliant opportunity’ to reset domestic game, claims ECB chief
Tom Harrison, the chief executive who has overseen the last seven years of English cricket, has described the one-sided defeat in the men’s Ashes as a ‘brilliant opportunity’ to ‘reset and recalibrate’ the domestic game

Ali Martin in Hobart

14, Jan, 2022 @11:36 AM

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Cut English cricket’s funding over ‘deep-seated racism’, government urged
A parliamentary inquiry into racism in cricket recommends the government should cut the sport’s funding unless the ECB shows it is serious about tackling the matter

Sean Ingle and Simon Burnton

14, Jan, 2022 @12:01 AM

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Funding cut threat must sharpen ECB’s thinking with finances already tight | Andy Bull
As English cricket grapples with racism and structural problems, its accounts do not make good reading

Andy Bull

14, Jan, 2022 @12:01 AM

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Team GB targets record-breaking Winter Olympics medal tally in Beijing
BOA and UK Sport have record of five medals in sightsTeam ‘has potential to win between three and seven medals’

Sean Ingle

13, Jan, 2022 @2:08 PM

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Sports stars can no longer plead ignorance. They have political power and must use it | Philipp Lahm
As the Qatar World Cup nears, football can learn a lesson from tennis: turning down money will make your voice heard

Philipp Lahm

02, Jan, 2022 @8:00 PM

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Look beyond a boundary to fix English cricket’s ills | Letters
Letters: Cricket clubs are no longer central to their communities, writes John Claughton; Martin Allen points out that in Australia, the game is still at the heart of youth culture; and Mike Stein raises the issue of inequitable funding

Letters

31, Dec, 2021 @5:00 PM

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Sport’s trans issue is here to stay. But at last, the debate is starting to change | Sean Ingle
Swimming is the latest sport to become embroiled in discord but there are some signs of courteous, informed discussion too

Sean Ingle

13, Dec, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Plan to tackle concussion in sport published by UK government
The government has published a 10-point action plan to tackle concussion in sport in response to an inquiry by a committee of MPs

Paul MacInnes

10, Dec, 2021 @6:04 PM

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Joyce and Conlan’s hopes of Olympic boxing medal upgrades suffer blow
A report investigating corruption in the 2016 Rio Olympics has been unable to prove which specific fights were involved

Sean Ingle

10, Dec, 2021 @5:29 PM

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