Category: Sports

What I learned from teaching African sport history to American students

On the first day of my seminar “African Sport: The Culture and Politics of Play,” students spoke about Shakira, vuvuzelas, and other faint recollections of Africa’s first mega sporting event. In 2021, these were the memories of students who were between eight and 10 years old when the 2010 World Cup was held in South Africa. For […]

Cristiano Ronaldo’s return to Manchester United won’t appear on live UK TV – the 3pm blackout no longer makes sense

Cristiano Ronaldo’s return to Manchester United will be watched live on television by football fans around the world – but not if they live in the UK. The reason for this is the decades-old “3pm blackout”, a policy designed to protect match attendance and revenue in the era of live television. But in the world […]

Sports betting company to open tech hub in Colorado

The online sports betting company Tipico plans to open a hub in Colorado that will create more than 400 jobs, the company and state officials said Wednesday. The company, which is headquartered in Europe and already has sportsbooks in Colorado and New Jersey, claims the technology hub will create 441 jobs in eight years. Colorado […]

Knudsen joins trans lawsuits in Tennessee and Arkansas

Montana Attorney General Austin Knudsen last week signed on to a Tennessee lawsuit challenging federal protections for transgender people issued by the Biden administration in June. Twenty Republican attorneys general including Knudsen are seeking to strike down directives by the U.S. Department of Education and other agencies that extend anti-discrimination protections to transgender workers and students. Those […]

Why para taekwando is the most thrilling new sport

For fans of martial arts, Tokyo 2020 was always going to be something to look forward to. Along with para badminton, the programme this year saw para taekwondo make its debut. The new discipline joins para judo and wheelchair fencing in the combat sports roster, but because of the way points are scored – by landing powerful kicks on the […]

Colorado sports betting wagers plunge 21% in July

Sports betting in Colorado was down 21% in July compared to the previous month, according to data released Thursday by the state’s revenue department. More than $181 million was wagered in July, down from almost $230 million in June and $248 million in May, the Colorado Department of Revenue’s Division of Gaming said. The state collected nearly […]

North Carolina lawmakers introduce plan to legalize video gaming

A group of lawmakers has proposed a plan to legalize slot machines and other video gaming machines in North Carolina. House Bill 954 authorizes and spells outs regulation for video lottery games in North Carolina. It allows select licensed providers to offer video lottery terminals, while a percentage of the revenue goes to the state. North […]

Washington high school shelves tracking monitors

A high school in the greater Seattle area has suspended a plan that would have required athletes and coaches to wear tracking monitors that trace possible exposure to the coronavirus. Eatonville High School had earlier said it would provide the devices, also known as proximity monitors, to athletes who participate in high- and moderate-contact sports […]

Committee approves regulations for sports wagering, online games

Online gambling took one step closer to becoming reality in Connecticut on Tuesday. The state Legislature’s Regulation Review Committee approved emergency online gambling and sports wagering regulations as part of Public Act No. 21-23, which defines internet games as online casino gambling, online sports wagering, fantasy contests, Keno and the sale of tickets for lottery […]

How Tokyo 2020 tested Kenya’s running dominance and revealed future threats

As a small developing nation, Kenya has consistently punched above its weight on the international sports arena, more so in athletics. This is reflected perfectly in the fact that 93% of Kenya’s 114 Olympic medals won between 1964 and 2021 are in track and field while the remaining seven came from boxing. My closer examination […]