Archive for April 2012

Interessante Ergebnisse – was fangen wir damit nun an?

April 30, 2012

Aus dem totalrugby-forum geklaut:

1. Fast alle Mannschaftssportarten haben in der Altersklasse „7-14 Jahre“ die mit Abstand meisten Mitglieder. Rugby bildet da eine seltene Ausnahme (die meisten Mitglieder in der Gruppe 27-41 Jahre)

2. In nahezu allen Sportarten sind ca. 3-4% der Mitglieder der Gruppe „unter 6 Jahren“ zuzuordnen, auch im Rugby (2,9%).

3. Rugby und Eishockey haben eine sehr schlechte Männer/Frauen-Relation, Frauenanteil im Rugby 14 % (vgl. Handball 37%, Ringen 19%, Fussball 16%)

4. Rugby gehört zu den am schnellsten wachsenden Sportarten. Die aktuellen Zuwachsrate ist 4,5% (vgl. Triathlon 18,5%, Judo -4,7%, Handball -1,6%, American Football 2,5%)

5. Rugby hat nur eine winzige Anzahl an Vereinen/Abteilungen, nämlich 110 (vgl. Gewichtheben 209, Handball 4650, Segeln 1300, Boxen 770, Hockey 375, American Football 460)



April 29, 2012

Sad news from Uganda: Rugby player dies after injury

April 28, 2012

Aberdeen Shikhoyi, Captain of the Kenya Lioness, died after an injury she got in last weeks first leg of the Elgon Cup (annual clash between Kenya and Uganda).

May her soul rest in peace!

Sehr interessant: Rules Put Extreme Pressure On Transsexual Players

April 24, 2012

„For transgendered individuals to participate, the Stockholm Consensus has several requirements. First, they must have undergone sex-reassignment surgery that alters external genitalia. The second mandate requires that transsexual participants have received legal recognition of their assigned sex by “appropriate official authorities” in their home country. In addition, according to the medical commission, transsexual athletes must administer hormone therapy “appropriate for the assigned sex… in a verifiable manner and for a sufficient length of time to minimize gender-related advantages in competitive sport competitions.” Finally, the Stockholm Consensus stipulates that each transsexual athlete undergo individual investigation prior to competition.

The status of genitals holds no significance in sports

There are problems with this approach. For one thing, the status of genitals holds no significance in sports other than for categorization purposes. The Stockholm Consensus maintains a Western, elite bias and discriminates against individuals from poorer, less-industrialized nations. Sex-reassignment is expensive, which means it is available only to affluent athletes. Several countries do not even have the medical care necessary for performing sex-reassignment operations, and, in any case, surgery for female-to-male transsexuals has yet to be perfected. As a result, for many, surgery remains impossible or undesirable.

The requirement that the individual is getting “appropriate” hormones is difficult because no single standard exists. And because transsexual athletes require hormone treatment, people conflate this treatment with doping, further stigmatizing transsexual athletes. In addition, the strict medical criteria excludes intersexed participants completely.

Recognition by “appropriate official authorities” proves similarly challenging. Transsexuals outside of the U.S. and Europe have problems in attempting to change their legal status. Even in the U.S., gender recognition varies state-by-state.“


Endlich erklaert: Warum gibt es eigentlich Backs?

April 19, 2012

Sehr gelacht!