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Coverage of women’s sport is pathetic at the best of times – the lockdown has made it even worse

Cast your mind back to the summer of 2019. By the second week of July, the FIFA Women’s World Cup had just come to a thrilling climax in Lyon, France. The USA collected their fourth trophy and the tournament attracted more than one billion viewers across the globe. In the UK, the city of Liverpool was about to host the netball World Cup and the annual Wimbledon tennis championship was underway.

There was a buzz about women’s sport in the British media like perhaps never before. The BBC referred to it as the “summer of women’s sport”, launching the female-led #changethegame media campaign. In research commissioned by the Women’s Sport Trust, a six-week period between June 7 and July 14 found near parity in the coverage of women’s sport compared to men’s sport. On the BBC Sport website, nearly half of the homepage stories featured women’s sport, and it also

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Degenkolb, Jakobsen top start list for GP Vermarc Sport

John Degenkolb (Lotto Soudal) and Fabio Jakobsen (Deceuninck-Quickstep) will headline the start list for the GP Vermarc Sport, the first kermesse of the post-COVID19 racing season with professional teams.

Mathieu van der Poel is not on the start list, but his Alpecin-Fenix teammates Tim Merlier, the current Belgian champion, and German sprinter Alexander Krieger are among the 169 starters, as is Victor Campenaerts, racing as an independent.

The race is set for Sunday in the Flemish Brabant town of Rotselaar, home to the clothing manufacturer that supplies Lotto Soudal and Deceuninck-Quickstep.

The organisers plan for no spectators at the start and finish, with a neutral roll out of 4km followed by ten laps of the 15.4km circuit plus 6km for a total of 164km.

Only riders, one mechanic, one attendant and a team sports director will be allowed at the start finish for each team, and face masks are

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Bugatti Divo, Pur Sport Spied Getting Hard Nurburgring Workout

That’s $10 million worth of hypercars Bugatti is hurling around the track.

What is Bugatti doing at the Nürburgring? Admittedly, the Chiron Pur Sport and Divo are both designed to be track-taming hypercars, but deliveries for the ultra-rare models are slated to begin later this year. Could Bugatti still be dialing in performance, or might this be a prelude to a Nordschleife record attempt?

Two YouTube videos from Automotive Mike capture the hypercars in action, tackling various portions of the Green Hell. Tire scrub is minimal save for a few dicey moments in the Pur Sport, but there’s certainly no mistaking the deep, demonic bellow of the 1,500-horsepower W16 engine, shoving the cars forward with all the aggressive thrust four turbochargers can offer. The cars are certainly being tested aggressively to say the least.

Bugatti’s Track Stars:

The video at the top shows the Chiron Pur Sport, with the

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Olympic-winning hockey coach Danny Kerry could quit the sport after Tokyo Games

Kerry pictured in July 2008. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)
Kerry pictured in July 2008. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)

Danny Kerry, regarded as one of Great Britain’s most successful coaches, has said he could leave hockey following the delayed Tokyo Olympics.

Kerry famously coached Great Britain women to gold at the 2016 Olympics in one of the standout moments of the Rio Games – and is now set to attempt a unique Olympic double with GB men in Tokyo after quitting the women’s role in 2018. But his hockey future beyond next summer is uncertain.

Kerry says he has had discussions with Eton College, which earlier this year advertised for a new director of sport.

Kerry told Yahoo UK: “As is the case toward the end of an Olympic cycle I, like others in roles similar to mine, have been approached about opportunities. The role at Eton College is one of the opportunities that have been presented to me

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