Category Archives: Sport

Women’s Beach Volleyball should be compulsory viewing

Two days into the Olympics and I’m loving it as much if not more than usual. Saturday was a really busy day for me – a demo, a meeting and an underage driving lesson for Anna – so I only … Continue reading

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Hibs v Hearts, or Hearts v Hibs, or whatever, in the Cup Final – a proud day for Edinburgh

I can see many of you who know me cringe at the thought I’m going to write about football. I’m not. I only care about it when it involves Inverness Caley Thistle. However, I know how I feel when the … Continue reading

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Out for Sport – a research project on homophobia and transphobia in sport

Scotland’s Equality Network, building on the success of its Equal Marriage campaign is now setting about tackling homophobia and transphobia in sport. It pains me to think that there are some LGBT people who feel that they either can’t participate … Continue reading

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BBC misogyny is so 2011

You would expect, wouldn’t you, that a public service broadcaster with a deserved reputation for quality as the BBC has, would be very careful to make sure that it didn’t discriminate against any one group of people. Unfortunately not. This … Continue reading

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Caron’s Moonlightings: Jo Swinson MP questions BBC on all male Sports Personality Shortlist

You might recall I wasn’t best pleased yesterday when I’d seen the shortlist for the BBC’s Sports Personality of the Year award because it had not one single woman on it. At the same time as writing it, I fired off … Continue reading

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Cos women’s sport just doesn’t matter, does it? #SPOTY

Well, you won’t find me voting in the BBC Sports Personality of the Year this year, that’s for sure. The institutional misogyny at the BBC is alive and well. Clearly, in sport as in current affairs, women just aren’t worth … Continue reading

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>Could Scotland host the start of the Tour De France?

>I was very glad to see a report in yesterday’s Scotland on Sunday which said that Scotland was bidding to hold the first stage of the Tour de France, possibly in 2017. I’ve become a big fan of the event … Continue reading

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