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Child Safety in Sports

By Shwethambara Mani and Shibumi Raje Introduction Children and sport speak the universal language of fun, friendship, discipline and achievement. Sport significantly contributes to a child’s mental, social and physical skills by building tolerance, discipline, focus and respect. While childhood is often a precious period for building...

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Kick It Out: Tackling Racism in Football

By Seshank Shekar Introduction The controversy concerning racism in English professional football over the past year came to a conclusion earlier this month, as the English Football Association (“FA”) sanctioned Chelsea Football Club (“Chelsea”) captain John Terry over alleged racist comments made to Queens Park Rangers (“QPR”)...

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Crowded Out: Learnings from Hillsborough

By Abhinav Shrivastav Introduction The Hillsborough Stadium crush of 1989 (“Hillsborough Crush”) is a key moment in the history of sports arena construction and crowd management, as it led to the removal of standing terraces in all first division and second division football club stadiums and adoption...

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Gender Determination in Sport

By Nandan Kamath Introduction Historically, female athletes and sportswomen have been subject to an assortment of discriminatory practises that have affected their ability to participate in sporting events. The very first modern Olympic Games organised in 1896 at Athens prohibited women from competing, which restriction was lifted...

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