Conversations from the world of women’s sports

WiSP World Canada

Sara Gross and Maria Samson are back with our news magazine show that covers the news of women in Canadian sport. Canadian Olympic Middle-distance runner Hilary Stellingwerff stops by to review her performance in Rio, her retirement from track running to take up road racing, and how she feels about young girls getting into sport. 

Andrea Katz from Fit Communications discusses the reasons why it’s important to offer a wide range of opportunities for young girls in sport and the issues they face.  Visit www.wispsports.com for more global women’s sports coverage and join us on social media @WiSP Sports.

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Catriona Morrison, MBE, is a multiple Duathlon World Champion and multiple Ironman and Ironman 70.3 triathlon Champion. Since retiring from professional sport in January 2015, Catriona has spent most of her time developing Everactiv - a kid’s activewear company.  She tells us what she learned during her years as a pro athlete, how she felt receiving her MBE from Prince Charles and her vision for Everactiv. Catriona and business partner Linda Barklay have recently launched an initiative called Club Everactiv, designed to give back to kid’s sports clubs across the UK.  For more global women's sports coverage visit us at www.wispsports.com and join us on social media @WiSP Sports.
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Greek born Juliana Buhring, who has dual German-English nationality, is an ultra endurance cyclist.  She has taken on some of the longest bike rides in the world in the past four years having discovered the sport more by opportunity rather than ambition. Juliana was raised in the religious sect Children of God and suffered shocking abuse from which she eventually broke free only later to lose the love of her life in a tragic accident. It was during this period of grieving that she was inspired by a friend to start biking and take on marathon challenges.  In 2012 Juliana cycled around the world which took 152 days from Naples to Naples with 144 pedaling days for which she made the Guiness Book of Records. A year later she took on the inaugural Transcontinental Race from London to Instanbul. In 2014, she won the women’s category and finished fourth in the Trans Am Race from Oregon to Virginia over 4, 322 miles and 20 days. And this year she completed the Race Across America crossing 12 states and 3000 miles. 

For more global women's sports coverage visit us at www.wispsports.com and join us on social media @WiSP Sports.



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Powder Run is a brand new podcast in which former U.S. Team Racer Jessica Kelley presents the latest news and views from the Audi FIS Alpine World Cup tour beginning with a season preview. Who will be at the start gate this weekend in Solden for the first Giant Slalom race and who will be missing in Austria? Hear Jess' predictions for the race and who to watch out for when the tour move to the U.S.  For more global women's sports coverage visit us at www.wispsports.com and join us on our social media channels @WiSP Sports. Email info@wispsports.com with your comments, questions and suggestions. 

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Kitesurfing: Daniela Moroz

On Sport in Focus this week we take a closer look at Kitesurfing with the newly crowned world champion Daniela MorozA sophomore at Campalindo High School near San Francisco, Daniela has been kitesurfing internationally for the past three years and recently beat the reigning world champion in China to snatch the title.  All you need is a board and kite to harness the waves and the wind, much like sailing -  it’s a sport that is very exciting to watch producing great images and is becoming increasingly popular although it’s still in the shadows compared to mainstream sports. For more information and resources visit www.wispsports.com where you'll find much more global women's sports coverage. And join us on social media @WiSP Sports. We welcome your comments, questions and suggestions at info@wispsports.com.

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Runner and journalist Tara Campbell narrates her story of living with ADHD, how she faced her diagnosis, came to terms with its prognosis and accepted the love and support that enabled her to move forwards with her career, her sport and her relationship.  Visit us at www.wispsports.com for more global women's sports coverage. Join us on social media @WiSP Sports.

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Moira Lassen is the first woman to be elected to the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) and is also Chair of its Women's Commission. A recent decision by the IWF to add a weight category thus ensuring female weightlifters achieve gender parity was the result of her work to continually develop the sport for women. Moira explains where the sport is now and how women are making their mark for athletes today and future generations in all roles. Visit us at www.wispsports.com for resources in weightlifting and more global women's sports coverage. Follow us on social media @WiSP Sports.

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