Sport politics

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Clare Connor: ‘There were lots of sexist jokes … that isn’t without damage’
MCC’s first female president tells Andy Bull about putting up with sexism, why Lord’s belongs to all and diamond pendant protocol

Andy Bull

17, Oct, 2021 @8:11 PM

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Nadine Dorries wants the next Emma Raducanu to come from poorer areas
The new culture secretary Nadine Dorries says she wants the next Emma Raducanu to be just as likely to come from Burnley as Bromley

Sean Ingle

13, Oct, 2021 @2:46 PM

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Belarus regime ‘has used football as propaganda’
Report accuses strongman Alexander Lukashenko of interfering in running of sport

Pjotr Sauer in Moscow

13, Oct, 2021 @2:09 PM

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My message to Newcastle's Saudi owners: money alone can't keep football alive | Jason Stockwood
As co-owner of Grimsby Town, I know local fans and communities are the lifeblood of the game – and the key to its long-term future, says Grimsby Town chairman Jason Stockwood

Jason Stockwood

11, Oct, 2021 @10:30 AM

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Angry Premier League clubs demand emergency meeting on Newcastle deal
Angry clubs have targeted the Premier League with complaints about the Newcastle United takeover and are pushing for an emergency meeting next week

Exclusive by David Hytner, Peter Walker and Josh Halliday

08, Oct, 2021 @6:30 PM

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Ian Watmore leaves role as ECB chair after only a year at the helm
Ian Watmore has cited the toll taken by the demands of the Covid pandemic for his departure as England and Wales Cricket Board chair

Ali Martin

07, Oct, 2021 @12:25 PM

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Charlotte Purdue feels running for Team GB ‘tainted’ after Olympics snub
Charlotte Purdue, one of Britain’s top marathon runners, says her desire to represent her country has been ‘tainted’ after she was controversially left out of the Tokyo Olympics

Sean Ingle

01, Oct, 2021 @4:00 PM

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Mixed reception for new guidelines on transgender inclusion in sport
Some sports governing bodies welcome report, but Stonewall says guidance ‘extremely harmful’

Sean Ingle

30, Sep, 2021 @9:09 PM

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New guidelines for transgender participation unveiled by UK sports councils
There is no magic solution that balances the inclusion of trans women in female sport while guaranteeing competitive fairness and safety, new guidelines for sport across the UK conclude

Exclusive by Sean Ingle Chief sports reporter

29, Sep, 2021 @9:30 PM

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‘Conflicting opinions’: IOC’s transgender guidelines delayed again until 2022
IOC has revealed its new transgender guidelines have been delayed again until after Beijing 2022, three years later than planned

Sean Ingle

20, Sep, 2021 @5:29 PM

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Weightlifting world hopes reform can safeguard its Olympic future | Andy Bull
A new constitution has been adopted by a sport that has been riddled with doping and corruption in an attempt to retain the place it has held on the Games’ schedule since 1896

Andy Bull

09, Sep, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Sebastian Coe leads tributes to Jacques Rogge after death of former IOC chief
The World Athletics president, Sebastian Coe, led the tributes to the former IOC president Jacques Rogge after his death at the age of 79

Guardian sport

29, Aug, 2021 @5:01 PM

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