SWIS Awards

Blog 72

The eighth SW/S is next month. And the nominations are open. Read about what the categories are, and hear from SW/S founder Maureen McGonigle about why this year's awards are so special.
Hannah Scott
October 8, 2021
CyclingNews

Blog 71: Black History Month

Scottish Women in Sport is dedicated to promoting diversity, equality and parity in sport, based on education, empathy and compassion. In order to amplify the voices of marginalised communities, we created this blog to share inspiring stories that make us understand each other's experiences better. October 1 marks the beginning of Black History Month, originating from the US but now observed in many countries around the world.  It aims to "honour the too-often unheralded accomplishments of Black Britons in every area of endeavour throughout our history." This week, to participate in the conversation, we invited Dr Marlon Moncrieffe, Co-Convenor of…
Eszter Tárnai
October 2, 2021
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Blog 67: Equality in sport?

On September 9, 2021, the annual Scottish Women in Sport Conference will make a grand return after a one-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Tickets are still available to 'The 51% Club' where our speakers discuss why are there so few women in leadership roles in sport. While there might be few of them, our speaker, Clíona O'Leary clearly proves that women are powerful and knowledgeable in leadership positions and deserve a seat at the table. Working as the Head of TV Sport in RTÉ for 11 years now, Clíona has been a part of several conversations about equality,…
Eszter Tárnai
September 5, 2021
Blog

Blog 66: Behind the Scenes

Behind the scenes of our Paralympic Heros. From Prosthetics to Frame Runners, it's not a 'one size fits all'. Check out what those researchers and engineering pioneers have to say.
Hannah Scott
August 28, 2021
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Blog 65: Family above all

The events of Tokyo 2020 are far from over because the Paralympic Games are starting in less than a week. Bigger and better than ever before, Team GB is once again ready to take over the world of sport. All eyes will be on the Japanese capital again on the 24th of August and for the following 12 days as the very best para-athletes compete for gold. Team GB athletes will be at the starting line in several different sports, including swimming, wheelchair racing, cycling and much more. https://twitter.com/C4Paralympics/status/1424648975634866187   The Paralympics promises to be a spectacular sporting event with more coverage…
Eszter Tárnai
August 20, 2021
Paralympics

Blog 64: Channel 4 takes us back to Tokyo

'It would be rude not to stare' say the billboards. 'To be a Paralympian, there has to be something wrong with you', say the adverts. Channel 4 are taking us back to Tokyo on 24th August - 5th September for the Paralympics and it's the biggest show yet. People with disabilities have been taking part in the Olympics since the 1948 London Olympics. German-British neurologist Dr. Guttmann started the Stoke Mandeville Games, that included ex-service men and women taking part in an archery competition. The first Paralympic Games took place in Rome in 1960. Featuring 400 athletes from 23 countries,…
Hannah Scott
August 13, 2021
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Blog 63: Goodbye, Tokyo!

Tokyo 2020 is finished. Let's recap the victories, controversies and notable moments from this unorthodox Olympics. From day one, Tokyo 2020 promised to be unlike any other previous Games with its empty stadiums, infamous cardboard beds and controversial costs. But as the days went along, more and more topics of conversation emerged, proving once again that the Olympic Games are more than a sporting event.   Scottish success Team GB placed fourth in the Olympic medal count this year, with 65 shiny, brand-new medals to add to the collection. Scottish athletes took home 16 medals, which is an outstanding contribution we…
Eszter Tárnai
August 10, 2021