Stories: Sports

  • Rural Indian girls get discrimination-fighting tool: soccer

    HUTUP, India — The aging bus meanders through the narrow streets of a tiny village in the eastern Indian state of Jharkhand, the smell of manure wafting through the air. A thick darkness blankets the neighborhood ahead of the early morning sunrise. It’s 5 a.m., and the young girls hop on the bus, one by one. They range...

  • The Secret Life of a Saudi Women’s Soccer Team

    Sarah Attar and Wodjan Ali Seraj Abdulrahim Shahrkhani are making Olympic history as the first two women to represent Saudi Arabia. But inside their country, women are deprived of basic sports and fitness options. Beyond just sports, most women grow up without being allowed physical education and access to gyms. Those women who do play recreational sports must do it...

  • RSVP for Film Screening: “Baseball in the Time of Cholera”

    Please join us for a film screening and panel discussion of Baseball in the Time of Cholera on Wednesday, July 18, at 5 pm. IRP will be co-sponsoring the event with the International Law and Organizations Program at SAIS and the Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti. The film, co-produced by Olivia Wilde, follows the stories of a young baseball player...