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May 09, 2024
Are NBA referees killing the game of basketball?
From players making ‘money’ gestures to the referees, coaches angrily discussing film on laptops during press conferences, and even the league’s own Officiating Last Two-Minute Reports commonly displaying multiple incorrect calls, the state of basketball refereeing is incredibly dire. There needs to be more accountability for consistently inaccurate officiating
17 year-old Inika Singh explains the controversies surrounding NBA officiating
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April 18, 2024
Esports is a sport. Period
Despite its rapid growth, competitive online gaming isn't given the same respect as basketball or football, with many still believing it is just an activity for lazy nerds sitting in their mom's basement. So why should esports be considered a sport?
17 year-old Christian Yeung on the acknowledgment that esports deserves
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March 22, 2024
Ways to maintain a healthy and balance lifestyle
Taking time to focus on our habits, our lifestyle choices, and what we put into our bodies, can be difficult and sometimes confronting but taking care of yourself is important undertaking
16 year-old Swita shares her guide to living a healthier lifestyle
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March 01, 2024
From stadiums to screens: the alarming rise of racism in football
With the ongoing 2023–24 football season, it becomes crucial to address instances of racism, which were one of the most commonly reported forms of discrimination last season
16 year-old Isaaq Hussain on persistent racism in football
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December 15, 2023
We need to break the mental health stigma in football. Here is why
Mental health among football players is overlooked, despite being equally vital as their performance on the pitch. I strongly believe it deserves equal attention and recognition
16 year-old Isaaq Hussain argues against the culture of mental health suppression in football
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September 08, 2023
Why are more football stars making the move to Saudi Arabia?
While also stirring up controversy, the Saudi league has been growing at an insane rate and has attracted numerous big names, including the likes of Ronaldo
15 year-old Isaaq Hussain on the international transfer market
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August 14, 2023
How samurai traditions live on through Kendo - a sport rooted in ancient Japanese culture
“The cultural and ceremonial aspects of Kendo hold great importance. Kendo represents not only a sport or technique but also embodies a martial art rooted in rich history and tradition. It reflects the enduring spirit passed down through generations”
15 year-old Noah Saphier shares valuable lessons from Kato Sensei
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August 09, 2023
Women’s World Cup inspiring a new generation of girls into the sport
The Women’s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand is on track to receive the highest attendance numbers for the tournament to date, with interest in the women’s game on the rise
15 year-old Isaaq Hussain covers the recent historic achievements of the sport
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August 07, 2023
IFSC weighs in on athlete eating disorder concerns following criticism
As a sport where you have to fight gravity, climbing has a high percentage of eating disorders. The IFSC has responded to climbers and former members of its medical committee speaking out about outdated health standards in competitive climbing
17 year-old Sofiya Tkachenko on the response from athletes and the medical community
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August 06, 2023
Russian athletes are once again showing disrespect and officials are doing nothing about it
Disrespect towards Ukrainians from Russians is an everyday occurrence everywhere in the world and this time it was present at an international sports arena
17 year-old Sofiya Tkachenko on the politics of sportsmanship
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August 11, 2022
United shock, Jesus to flourish under Arteta
Anticipation for the Premier League has now kicked off, with devoted fans eager to find out how their team will do this season
16 year-old Timur Boranbayev gives his predictions for the upcoming Premiership season
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August 09, 2022
Canada takes gold in beach volleyball at the Commonwealth Games
"This holds a lot of weight because it has been four years since our last one and a lot can change - a lot of teams have improved," said Humana-Paredes following the match
Grace Whitehouse reports on the women’s gold and bronze medal matches at the Birmingham final
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August 08, 2022
Women’s Euro 2022, a success and an inspiration to the female youth
It is very refreshing to see how female sport is gaining more recognition and the respect it deserves. Women's football is the fastest growing sport in the UK, and it will be interesting to see how female athletes and sport will develop over the next decade
Timur and Sofiya report on public opinions towards Lionesses’ win in the final
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January 20, 2022
Trailblazer. How Yip Pin Xiu’s swimming career broke the silence on disability in Singapore
Things are changing, and they are changing fast. Arguably, the rise of Singaporean Paralympic champions has played the most imperative role in catalysing the change of societal attitudes towards people with disabilities. Yip Pin Xiu stands out of this group - in order to recognise her and her feats, Singapore had to finally look in the mirror.
Jinn Ong portraits Singapore's most decorated Paralympian
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November 12, 2021
How a Chinese boy Who’d Never Heard of Football Fell in Love with the Sport
During Wolcott’s first possession, we completely locked them up. I was so focused that all of a sudden it was like I knew how to play football. I was breaking ankles the whole first half, and I didn’t drop a single ball.
Dylan Yip reflects on the oddly shaped ball which put the team together at Milton Academy
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August 24, 2021
For equality’s sake, Paralympics and Olympics should be united
Although it is hard to imagine, there was also a time when women were not included in the Olympics - yet, in 2021 we do not hold separate games for male and female athletes.
Jinn Ong argues for one Games for all athletes
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August 17, 2021
Paralympic medalist Theresa Goh: ‘I was thinking: do I have to quit swimming and find a job?’
“I have seen a lot of change. Previously, newspapers used to place athletes with disabilities in the home section, now they are actually placing us in the sports section.”
Jinn Ong sits with Singaporean Paralympic swimmer Theresa Goh to discuss inclusivity and equality

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