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Women's Sport is Celebrated by BBC Radio 5

BBC Radio Five Live, the Corporation's national talk and sports network, which airs on digital platforms and on 909 kHz medium wave, dedicated a ninety minute discussion on the development of Womens Sports on Bank Holiday Monday evening. The programme considered how womens sports have developed since the nineteenth century, when specialist news magazines first hit the stands, and on to the present day, with tournaments like the Women's World Cup being taken seriously by network TV sports channels for the first time.

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Men Warned about DV as Footie Fever Hits

Avon and Somerset Constabulary have issued warnings to heterosexual male fans of football that there is no excuse for violence against women, after they revealed new statistics showing that cases of domestic violence against wives and girlfriends rises by up to thirty eight percent after an Engla

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Changes in Laws on Football Abuse on Cards

A report on London based community station Radio Jackie says that the government is thinking of expanding the reach of the Football Offences Act to include homophobic and transphobic chanting at matches. The move is broadly welcomed by LGBT sports inclusion groups.

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Anger as Williams Opens "Homophobic" Cup

LGBT commentators online and in other media are not impressed that Robbie Williams, former member of the gay friendly boyband Take That and late nineties solo pop star, is to open the World Cup in Russia.  Russia is commonly considered by LGBT activsts to be deeply homophobic, and to have enshrin

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Sports Fans Fight Back after Phobic Attack

And it's great to have some sports news, particularly as we look at teams fighting for diversity and inclusion.

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Colin Jackson, former Olympic champion athlete and a BBC Sports Correspondent, has formally come out as gay in an interview with Swedish television network SV1.


Tom Daley, the popular diver and more recently television personality, has married his boyfriend Dustin Lance Black at a private ceremony in the beautiful Bovey Castle Hotel in Dartmoor.


Kick it Out, a national campaign against racism and prejudice in football, has published a guide for referees, linespeople and stewards at footie matches, outlining ways in which they can work to b


Gay sportswatchers have responded with some glee at the misfortunes of notoriously homophobic boxer Tyson Fury, who – according to the Daily Mirror – is facing an investigation for using a


The Independent newspaper, now available only online, reports that a pioneer for female atheletes in the field of wrestling, has passed away at the young age of forty six.

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