Winning a medal at the Olympics is not only a great personal achievement and something that is admired and celebrated by entire nations, but also an achievement that comes with a financial bonus. Peter Bowal summarized these winnings: For Canadian medalists: $20,000 (gold), $15,000 (silver) and … [Read more...]
Gender Identity and Sport
This article is being written on the day of the opening ceremonies of the 2012 Olympic Games. Leading the procession of athletes, coaches and officials from South Africa will be a young female middle distance runner named Caster Semenya. This is her Olympic debut and the controversy will be loud and … [Read more...]
Teachers Talk LawNow – The Olympics, Doping, and the Rights of Atheletes
LawNow magazine is an incredible resource for teachers. Each issue offers engaging articles about law in language suitable for students. Teachers Talk LawNow is a series of lesson plans for teachers based on these articles. LawNow Article from the July/August 2012 issue of LawNow … [Read more...]
Which Passport Should I Take to the Olympic Games?
The 2012 London Olympic Games are going to see a whole new level of anti-doping activity. The centrepiece of this activity is what is known as the Athlete Biological Passport (ABP). It has been in the works for some time and has already been used extensively in the sports of cycling and … [Read more...]