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Football camps in Jordan plant seeds of friendship and cohesion

UN Women | Posted 07.27.2016 | Women
UN Women

Crossposted from UN Women. For Syrian refugees in Jordan, integration into the Jordanian society is fraught with challenges. Mistrust and rumors taint...

The Solution To Doping Is To Extend The Blame Beyond Athletes

Silvia Camporesi | Posted 07.25.2016 | Sports
Silvia Camporesi

Despite continued efforts, the practice of doping persists and seems to be so entrenched in professional sports that no doping sanctions, however harsh, will be able to eradicate it.

Port Said emerges as Egypt's focal point of soccer-driven protest

James Dorsey | Posted 07.14.2016 | Sports
James Dorsey

By James M. Dorsey Port Said, the Suez Canal city associated with the worst incident in Egyptian sporting history, is emerging as a prime locus of so...

Olympic Gymnasts Simone Biles, Dominique Dawes, And Nadia Comaneci Partner In 'The Evolution of Power' Video

Anique Y.M. Hameed | Posted 07.14.2016 | Women
Anique Y.M. Hameed

Three generations of Olympic gymnasts have partnered with Tide Pods for The Evolution of Power video to highlight the evolution of the sport that they...

Sports: A barometer of Saudi reform

James Dorsey | Posted 07.13.2016 | Sports
James Dorsey

By James M. Dorsey Mohammed Simsim, the president of the Saudi Arabian Weightlifting Federation, embodies existential dilemmas involved in Saudi depu...

#FredinChina: Chinese man beats a machine in face recognition contest

Fred Raillard | Posted 07.12.2016 | Technology
Fred Raillard

I'm Fred Raillard, Creative CEO, Co-founder and Creative Chief Officer of FRED & FARID, a social, content, tech solutions for brands company based in ...

Jihad v. Soccer: The Islamic State's convoluted love-hate relationship

James Dorsey | Posted 07.09.2016 | Sports
James Dorsey

By James M. Dorsey If the Islamic State (IS) was serious about attacking Euro 2016, its plans clearly never materialized. Leaked transcripts of the i...

US adds to pressure on Qatar to move on labour reform

James Dorsey | Posted 07.07.2016 | Sports
James Dorsey

By James M. Dorsey A recently published US State Department report on human trafficking provides Qatar with yet another roadmap to counter World Cup-...

Passing On My Knowledge Through The Homeless World Cup

Homeless World Cup | Posted 07.05.2016 | Sports
Homeless World Cup

Football is extremely important to me. It has shaped who I am today, given me mental and physical discipline and has contributed to my strength as a person. For this reason, I am extremely proud to be an ambassador for the Homeless World Cup.

Saudi soccer crisis: A microcosm of what reform means for the kingdom

James Dorsey | Posted 07.04.2016 | Sports
James Dorsey

By James M. Dorsey A match fixing scandal and a financial crisis in Saudi soccer provide a microcosm of the daunting task and pitfalls involved in De...

The Homeless World Cup: Aiming Towards A Brighter Future

Homeless World Cup | Posted 07.01.2016 | Sports
Homeless World Cup

2016 marks the 14th year of the Homeless World Cup. From an idea that was formed in 2001 to a tournament that now has 64 teams involved, the Homeless World Cup has come an incredibly long way.

Religious Conservatism Redefines Symbolism Of National Sports Teams

James Dorsey | Posted 06.30.2016 | Sports
James Dorsey

Over the past decade, religiosity and religious intolerance have seeped into national sports teams in Pakistan and Egypt, societies that have been wracked by faith-based narrow-mindedness and political fanaticism.

Volleyball in Iran: A litmus test for women's rights

James Dorsey | Posted 06.24.2016 | Sports
James Dorsey

By James M. Dorsey An international volleyball tournament in the Iranian capital has thrown into sharp relief a debate in international sporting asso...

Creating Change Is A Team Sport

Homeless World Cup | Posted 06.24.2016 | Sports
Homeless World Cup

As a young adult I experienced something that shouldn't exist: homelessness. The death of my father led me on a downward spiral which saw me spend almost two years of my life as a homeless young person.

A Tale Of Sport And Spirituality Inspired By The Olympic Movement, Muhammad Ali

Louis Bolling | Posted 07.12.2016 | Religion
Louis Bolling

While watching the live broadcast of the celebration of Muhammad Ali's life, I was reminded of a few things he embodied, namely the Olympic Spirit. In a year in which nations will compete in the Summer Olympics in Brazil, it was the Olympics that provided Ali an international platform to showcase his athletic prowess which subsequently led to his ascension as a sportsman and an unapologetic, principled fighter of justice and equality.

The Cleveland Cavaliers' Win Is Good For The Soul

Raquel Eatmon | Posted 06.23.2016 | Sports
Raquel Eatmon

Sports is a big deal in this town. Always has been, always will be. Cleveland needed to win something, not for bragging rights, but to revive the soul of the people. We needed something to unite us.

Egypt inches towards return of militant fans to stadium terraces

James Dorsey | Posted 06.22.2016 | Sports
James Dorsey

By James M. Dorsey Egypt may be inching towards a return to the stands of soccer fans, who played a key role in the 2011 toppling of President Hosni ...

Soccer's 'Low' Popularity In The USA And Canada - This Is Why...

William Lees | Posted 06.20.2016 | Sports
William Lees

What a year to be a sports fan. You have the staple leagues providing an amazing showing as they do every year, the NFL, NHL, NBA and so on, but this year is especially appealing if you are a footy fan.

Patience

Kevin R. Stone, M.D. | Posted 06.20.2016 | Healthy Living
Kevin R. Stone, M.D.

Patience is the difference between young bucks and successful older athletes. My younger patients set fitness and performance goals and go after them...

Kuwaiti rulers fight their internal battles on the sports field

James Dorsey | Posted 06.18.2016 | World
James Dorsey

By James M. Dorsey Political infighting within Kuwait's ruling family is about to take a dramatic turn with reports that the Gulf state plans to diss...

How to Build a Global Brand in 6 Months - The HYPE Way!

Lirone Glikman | Posted 06.17.2016 | Business
Lirone Glikman

You're probably familiar with this feeling: you have an amazing business idea or product, and you want the whole world to know about it and help you make it happen.

The Daring Tom Moore on the Flying Trapeze: 'The Flight Fantastic' and the Story of the Great Gaonas

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 06.18.2016 | Arts
E. Nina Rothe

I was struck by something shoe designer Christian Louboutin once said in an interview. The French style sensation and trapeze aficionado has been pr...

Power in Turkey: Islamist power struggle returns to the pitch

James Dorsey | Posted 06.17.2016 | World
James Dorsey

By James M. Dorsey The opening of a court case against Turkish soccer star Hakan Sukur on charges of insulting the president takes Recep Tayyip Erdog...

My Olympic Journey: Making the First Cut

Lauren Gibbs | Posted 06.13.2016 | Sports
Lauren Gibbs

"What if I actually made the team?", "I could go to the Olympics". I'd always loved sports and the Olympics were something I thought about often as a...

Integrity and A Bridge Too Far

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 06.08.2016 | Politics
Warren J. Blumenfeld

Though I have never supported the "sport" of boxing because I consider it a form of inhuman barbarism, I have always supported and held Muhammad Ali i...