Tag: Sporting Goods

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    “It would be extremely hard for women to squarely compete against men in any sport.”

    November 22nd, 2008     by Diandra Oliver     Comments

    But yet she can! Eri Yoshida, 16-year-old pitching wunderkind, has been drafted into an independent Japanese baseball team, the Kobe 9 Cruise. Her recruitment makes it the first of its kind in Japan’s recent history (there was a professional league over 50 years ago). As you can see in the video, not only is she excited (“Sugoi! Bikurishimashita!” = “This is awesome! I’m so surprised!”), she’s very thankful. And while the normalcy of her … READ MORE

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    The Women of Parkour

    October 27th, 2008     by Catherine Hayday     Comments

    I think Parkour is awesome. I loved watching it at the beginning of Casino Royale, thought Jump London and Jump Britain were great, and I’m looking forward to simu-playing it in Mirror’s Edge. Maybe one of these days I’ll try running up a wall. Until then, I’ll be inspired by these women of parkour who talk plainly about what it’s like to be a woman in this sport – like the logistics of … READ MORE

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    Win 20 Free Boxing Lessons!

    October 9th, 2008     by Stacey May Fowles     Comments

    As part of the launch of my latest book, Eye Weekly is running a contest where you could win 20 free boxing lessons generously donated by our friends at the fantastic Toronto Newsgirls Boxing Club. Enter today at eyeweekly.com. … READ MORE

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    Going for Gold in my Birthday Suit

    August 13th, 2008     by Mir Verburg     Comments

    Christie Blatchford has an interesting piece in today’s Globe and Mail about the tendency for female athletes to appear in magazines, and sometimes on the cover, nekked. Or at least, naked but for a carefully placed volleyball. The athlete pictured there is Waneek Horn-Miller, Canada’s Olympic water polo team co-captain. In the article, Horn-Miller, a Mohawk from Kahnawake, Que had this to say about her appearance on the cover of Canadian Time: “Look,” she told The Globe and … READ MORE

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    When Men Cry

    August 5th, 2008     by Tuval Dinner     Comments

    A couple of British media sources have been running articles lately related to masculinity. One of them is from the BBC and is a list of 10 things that make men weep in public. I’ve been interested in this for years. I am so curious about how it is often the most macho of public figures that are unpunished for crying. For example, professional athletes are often seen crying on or off the sports field. But … READ MORE

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    Shout Out to the The Bike Joint

    June 27th, 2008     by Stacey May Fowles     Comments

    I just want to give a quick shout out to the friendly people at The Bike Joint for getting my bike going again when my chain jumped ship yesterday. I was stranded at a stoplight with a mere 15 minutes to get to my appointment and low and behold, The Bike Joint was there to help. Thanks for the bonus of pumping up my tires and giving me the phone number for the Community Bicycle … READ MORE

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    WOMEN/IDENTIFIED BIKE MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR IN HALIFAX

    May 30th, 2008     by Tiina Johns     Comments

    If you live in Halifax, and enjoy kicking it on two wheels, check out this awesome weekly event: Every Tuesday from 6 until 8, there will be women/identified bike nights at the Bike Space at Bloomfield Centre. The idea is to have a casual, drop in style night where basic bicycle repair skills are accessible to women and trans folks. Bring your bike in and ask questions and we’ll move through some basic repair and maintenance … READ MORE

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    “Make sure you eat. Food is good. Eat, eat, eat.”

    April 28th, 2008     by Catherine Hayday     Comments

    I love using free weights – so I completely enjoyed seeing Sitara Hewitt on CBC’s Steven and Chris (I’ll blow right past the overall quality or not of this show) talking about weightlifting. As well as displaying some refreshingly healthy attitudes to food and exercise. Check it out here. … READ MORE

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    Woman Makes IndyCar History

    April 21st, 2008     by Stacey May Fowles     Comments

    From the Toronto Star: Danica Patrick was always sure a woman could win a race. And now the questions about her will surely stop. Patrick made it to the place she wanted to be for so long - Victory Lane. She became the first female winner in IndyCar history Sunday, capturing the Indy Japan 300 in her 50th career start. … READ MORE

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    derby deeds done dirt cheap*

    April 15th, 2008     by Anna Leventhal     Comments

    Last time I wrote about the Derby girls, it was mostly to lament the fact that there were no tournaments in my neck of the woods for months to come. Well, the snow is melting, the leaves are budding, and is that a wristguard I spy? The Montreal Roller Derby league is about to kick off its season with a tournament of heretofore unheard-of proportions - The Beast of the East, a full day of … READ MORE

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    Cycling Awareness Test

    March 27th, 2008     by Catherine Hayday     Comments

    A great example of when the right answer isn’t. Also, it’s funny. … READ MORE

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    Women Ski Jumpers Want in for 2010

    February 12th, 2008     by Stacey May Fowles     Comments

    A group of teen athletes are fighting to get women’s ski jumping into the 2010 Games after the IOC stated that “the sport has not met its stringent standards:” Men’s ski jumping will be included at the Vancouver-Whistler Olympics. Female ski jumpers and their supporters say their exclusion is tantamount to gender discrimination. “I think VANOC and the COC, Sport Canada and the government of Canada – everyone – believes in equality in this country and … READ MORE

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    “Although it was intended as a compliment, it’s still inappropriate.”

    January 19th, 2008     by Stacey May Fowles     Comments

    From AOL Fanhouse Via Racialicious: There’s a bit of a controversy going on at the Australian Open after a TV camera lingered on Venus Williams’ behind and the Australian tennis coach Roger Rasheed, who was working as an announcer for an Aussie TV station, commented on it. Racialicious sums it up by noting “the comments on this page are even more priceless: ‘if she doesnt want to be objectified, then she should not dress like a ho’” … READ MORE

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    Confessions of a Recovering Cinephobe

    November 2nd, 2007     by Elle E.     Comments

    In a past life, before Amelie, I passionately hated the movies. For a while I thought it was a sign of ADD: I couldn’t sit still for a 2-hour film without chipping the concrete floor with my impatiently tapping toe. More recently I’ve realized my aversion to movies was one of the many bruises I suffered at the hands of the stifling jockocracy in which I was raised. The road to recovery is long. Even … READ MORE

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    and you thought hockey was crass

    October 26th, 2007     by Anna Leventhal     Comments

    There really is nothing to warm the heart like a bunch of gals in fishnets, crash helmets, and vintage rollerskates hip-checking each other and cursing like sailors. If, like me, you are missing the gene required for rollerskating (also walking in high heels, appreciating small dogs), you can still check out Susan Moss’s photo exhibit of the ladies in question, which will be on display at Blizzarts (3956a St. Laurent, in Montreal) for the month of … READ MORE

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    bret “the hitman” hart on masculinity

    October 2nd, 2007     by Thea Lim     Comments

    An interesting quote on the tender side of wrestling from Bret Hart’s autobiography Hitman, out in a few weeks: “…but I also saw the good side of pro wrestling. To me there is something bordering on beautiful about a brotherhood of big tough men who pretended to hurt one another for a living instead of actually doing it. Any idiot can hurt someone.” … READ MORE

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    High school sports and concussions

    October 2nd, 2007     by Allison Martell     Comments

    The New York Times reports that Girls Are Often Neglected Victims of Concussions, though they don’t really manage to explain why. “Generally speaking, the medical profession does not do a very good job in recognizing that female athletes sustain concussions at an equal or even higher rate as males,” said Dr. Robert Cantu of Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, one of the nation’s leading experts in concussion management. “It’s flying under the radar. And as … READ MORE

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    Are you a lady? A track cyclist? Between 15 and 25? Read on…

    October 1st, 2007     by Thea Lim     Comments

    Forest City Velodrome London Ontario 2007 - 2008 Women’s Development Program The Forest City Velodrome in London, Ontario has secured special funding to assist in the development of a squad of up to 8 elite women track cyclists. The program is aimed at athletic women, ages 15 - 25, who may not have previously been involved in cycling. Interested individuals or groups would come to FCV on an ongoing basis to train, race, and eventually compete at the Provincial and National levels. Initial … READ MORE

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    Bike Further, Eat Closer

    August 21st, 2007     by Elle E.     Comments

    If you’re looking for some fun on Vancouver Island this Labour Day weekend, you might want to check out the latest camping-biking-fundraiser from bikefurthereatcloser.com Chelsea Trousdell, a student at Emily Carr, and Marla Temoin, a recent graduate of the University of Victoria are gearing up for an intercontinental quest to raise awareness for climate change. They will ride their bikes 30,000 km - from Victoria, BC to Argentina, around South America, up the East Coast of … READ MORE

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    fixing flat tires and flattops

    June 11th, 2007     by Anna Leventhal     Comments

    There are two crucial things every cyclist should know - how to change a flat, and when your bike is too messed up to fix yourself. In which case, it helps to know a good mechanic, and if you’re in Montreal then you’re in luck. Revolution Montreal (1757 Amherst, in the gay village) is our city’s new woman-owned bike shop, where Danielle Flowers will true your wheel and her partner jj levine will - … READ MORE

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