Can Hosting Sports Events Change Qatar's Culture?

Oil-rich Doha, Qatar, was awarded the 2019 Track and Field World Championships by the IAAF, winning out over Barcelona, Spain, and Eugene, Ore. The 10-day event draws the third-largest TV audience of any sports event, behind the summer Olympics and World Cup soccer. » 11/20/14 11:00am 11/20/14 11:00am

Michele Smith Became The First Female Analyst For A National Baseball…

TBS broke unprecedented ground Sunday when they put analyst Michele Smith in the booth alongside Ernie Johnson and John Smoltz for their broadcast of the Dodgers-Braves game. It's the first time a woman has ever served in the commentary role for a national MLB broadcast, and is one of a handful of breakthroughs in a… » 8/20/12 4:20pm 8/20/12 4:20pm

Saudi Arabia Allows A Token Female Olympian, So Get Off Their Backs…

After 40 years of sending teams to the Olympics, Saudi Arabia has finally agreed that women should be allowed to participate. That manifests itself as one single athlete, born in America and raised in Europe, who will represent the Kingdom in equestrian events and thus be covered head to toe. And they're only doing it… » 6/25/12 10:05am 6/25/12 10:05am