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women in sport

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
ParalympicsScottish Women in Tokyo

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
OlympicsScottish Women in Tokyo

Blog 61: More than the athletes

The 2020 Tokyo Olympics have officially started! Here, you can access the official schedule and cheer for the first-ever female-dominated Team GB. Sadly, this milestone doesn't translate to staff. Yesterday's opening ceremony was historical. Not only because athletes from 205 countries and the IOC Refugee Olympic Team marched into the near-empty Japan National Stadium, but because for the first time ever, Team GB, the United States, China, Canada, and Australia all sent more female athletes than males. The wider picture is, however, that Olympic staff members are still overwhelmingly male.  It is in this environment that Sarah Wilson has umpired the bronze match at Rio 2016, which…
Eszter Tárnai
July 24, 2021
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Blog 8: Glasgow 2014, Physiotherapy, post graduate study and beyond….

Hi, my name is Ellie Richardson, I am track sprint cyclist with the Scotland Team and I had the honour of riding at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow at the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome last month! Female participation in sport is something I am passionate about from both a sporting and professional perspective so I was delighted to be approached by Scottish Women In Sport and asked to share my sporting story. (more…)
scottishwomeninsport
August 11, 2014