Tag Archives: Chess

‘Pervert At Work?’

“A 12-year-old girl was forced to withdraw from a chess tournament in Malaysia after her dress was considered “seductive”, her coach has claimed.

“Malaysian chess player Kaushal Khandar alleged that his student had been “extremely embarrassed” and “disturbed” by the actions of the {Muslim} ‘National Scholastic Chess Championship 2017’ director and chief arbiter, the ‘Star Online’ reported.

“He claimed that the tournament director had made a remark on the girl’s knee-length dress to the chief arbiter, who had stopped her competition in the middle of Round 2 and informed the student that her dress was improper and violated the dress code of the tournament, the report said. Continue reading ‘Pervert At Work?’

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‘Undermining the Spirit of Sport’

A dark side of international sport raised its ugly head at the Olympics, yet again: INSIDE SPORTS, Undermining the Spirit of Sport, 800x800‘Lebanese Olympics team stops Israelis from boarding shared bus’

“The Rio 2016 Olympic Games began on a sour note for the Israeli delegation, but not one relating to the actual competition. When the delegation was ready to board the bus to the Maracana stadium in the Brazilian city, they were physically prevented from doing so by the Lebanese delegation, already aboard, according to Israeli sailor Udi Gal. Continue reading ‘Undermining the Spirit of Sport’