Since we started our D&I journey, we made a promise to keep you updated on our progress. We created this report to share that journey which includes both our accomplishments and the challenges we still need to overcome. There is much work to be done not just at Riot Games, but across the industry. It is our collective responsibility to make our workplaces inclusive and safe not just for a handful of people, but for all of us.
FAIR GAME, a group of 25 value-driven clubs supported by 40 world-renowned football expert, revealed their new vision for football at a prestigious launch at Plough Lane, the home of AFC Wimbledon, today.
The government is currently developing policies on how to change the national game as part of Tracey Crouch’s football governance review. Fair Game aim is to help develop the long-term realistic solutions needed.
The details of that vision are outlined in Fair Game’s 48-page manifesto, Putting Pride Back In the Shirt: Fair Game’s Solution for the National Game.
It details solutions to various problems within football, including the owners and directors test, financial sustainability, protecting the heritage of clubs, a fairer distribution of TV revenues, opposing the European Super League, and tackling discrimination.
The NFL announced Thursday it is fining the Washington Football Team $10 million based on the outcome of the review of the franchise, which was led by independent counsel Beth Wilkinson, that found the club's workplace to have been improper for many years.
British racing’s leading organisations have come together to improve diversity and inclusion across the sport under a unified “Industry Commitment” to ensure racing truly is a sport for everyone and to help the sport grow and thrive in the future.
British racing is proud to be one of few sports where all genders compete on equal terms. The Industry Commitment aims to formalise the sport’s approach to diversity and inclusion and builds on the extensive existing activity already taking place, including community engagement, education activity and charitable work. Much of this is highlighted and celebrated through the Racing Together platform which has showcased over 80 initiatives across the sport enabling the broadest range of people to participate, progress and achieve in horseracing.
The Football Association has launched a diversity code, with the aim of increasing BAME and female representation in the sport.
Set out below is an update on the Council meeting which took place on 15 October 2020. The main highlights were as follows:-
We have today pledged our support for Kick It Out's new campaign encouraging people across the football community to take action in the battle against discrimination.
Black History Month offers us an opportunity to reflect on one of the most crucial societal issues of our time.
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) held its final two gender equality webinars for International Federations (IFs), focusing on the importance of gender-balanced portrayal in sport, as well as the development and implementation of safeguarding policies.
NBA players have consistently been leaders of change in their communities, using their voices and their resources to bring attention to the ongoing episodes of social injustice, police brutality, and systemic racism across the country. On August 26, the players used their platform to stage a powerful protest, opting out of their games after Jacob Blake was shot 7 times by Kenosha Police in Wisconsin. This “pause” by the players caused another shift by forcing conversation and action to take place and many other sports organizations followed suit.
The World Players Association today applauded the courage of South African athlete Caster Semenya, who has failed in her two-year legal battle for the right to compete as the woman she is in events in which she is an Olympic and World Champion.
The League and its Member Clubs, along with the National Hockey League Players’ Association (NHLPA) have committed to a number of other specific initiatives.
After much discussion, NHL Players believe that the best course of action would be to take a step back and not play tonight’s and tomorrow’s games as scheduled. The NHL supports the Players’ decision and will reschedule those four games beginning Saturday and adjust the remainder of the Second Round schedule accordingly.
A study has revealed that the use of homophobic language is drastically reduced at sporting clubs which take part in pride games.
Nine clubs have written to England Hockey saying that there is an “endemic race issue” from the national team down to junior hockey as enough isn’t being done to attract and support ethnic minority players.
A major review into non-elite transgender sport in the UK has concluded that current policies are outdated and require amending.
Former Manchester United and England defender Rio Ferdinand has told MPs that football is "sliding backwards" and racism is being normalised because of the frequent racist abuse online.
The NFL said Thursday that it is unable to confirm the nature or origin of alleged discriminatory statements made toward former Philadelphia Eagles assistant offensive line coach Eugene Chung following a review of the matter.
Las Vegas Raiders defensive end Carl Nassib has become the NFL's first active openly gay player.
A new FIFPRO survey shows the ongoing impact of COVID-19 on women’s professional football based on data collected from national player unions in 62 different countries from July through October.
We have today launched our new Football Leadership Diversity Code to drive diversity and inclusion across English football, with over 40 clubs across the Premier League, EFL, Barclays FA Women’s Super League and FA Women’s Championship committing to tackle inequality across senior leadership positions, broader team operations and coaching roles.
Rassie Erasmus, Melodie Robinson, Conrad Smith and Bryan Habana are among a host of leading players and coaches who have been appointed to World Rugby interim committees.
The National Basketball Association (NBA) and National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) today announced the NBA Foundation Board of Directors, comprised of eight representatives from the NBA Board of Governors, players and executives from the NBPA and the league office. The Foundation’s Board of Directors will provide strategic direction with respect to programming and grantmaking as well as oversee the organization’s activities, working directly with all 30 NBA teams and their governors to support and facilitate sustainable initiatives in team markets.
I announced the creation of the Football Leadership Diversity Code back in June following the death of George Floyd and the consequent unanimous support from English football of the message that Black Lives Matter.
The 14 members have been named for Formula 1 world champion Lewis Hamilton’s Commission which has vowed to increase the diversity in motor racing.
Sessions three and four of the IOC’s gender equality webinar series – hosted live on 14 September and now available online – highlighted some of the great work International Federations (IFs) are doing to develop their pool of female coaches and technical officials, and provided concrete guidelines and tools for others to use.
Following a Brazilian Football Confederation announcement that men and women national team players will receive the same pay for a senior cap, the FA revealed that England’s men and women had been paid the same match fee since January.
Wheelchair basketball athletes from 10 of the 14 qualified countries for the Tokyo Paralympics have called on the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) to allow formerly eligible athletes to compete at the games.
The NBA, WNBA, MLB and MLS have all postponed games after the Milwaukee Bucks refused to play their playoff game against the Orlando Magic in protest against the shooting of Jacob Blake.
Danish based esports tournament organiser Blast has announced that it has ended its controversial partnership with Saudi Arabian city Neom following backlash from fans, teams and broadcasters.
The Rwanda Cricket Association, in partnership with Cricket Builds Hope, has been recognised for a unique women's empowerment programme.
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