WINDY CITY TIMES
||Sports: The Bingham Cup Comes to London
This article shared 3301 times since Wed Feb 18, 2004
In May 2004, London is set to host what is expected to be one of the largest sporting events in the United Kingdom during 2004. The Bingham Cup, probably the world's largest international amateur rugby union tournament, will take place at Esher RFC.
This tournament, named in memory of Mark Kendall Bingham a hero of the tragic events of 9/11, 2001, is aimed at the gay, lesbian and bisexual community with the hope that in its own way it will help break down the barriers of prejudice and discrimination found in present day sport while at the same time providing a competitive outlet for gay men, lesbians and bisexuals who have a passion for playing rugby.
With the full support of the RFU and its President, Robert Horner; the Mayor of London; the Department of Culture, Media and Sport and Visit Britain, Visit London, Marketing Manchester, Brighton & Hove, the Metropolitan Police as well as blue chip organizations such as United Airlines, and Thistle Hotels, this event will see more than 27 teams, more than 350 players and over 2,000 spectators from around the globe converge of London for three days of exciting and fiercely competitive match play.
See www.binghamcup.com .
This article shared 3301 times since Wed Feb 18, 2004
| ARTICLES YOU MIGHT LIKE|
|NATIONAL Okla. schools, Tenn. lawsuit, political items, Mich. library 2022-08-07|
Video below - Oklahoma public schools have started requiring students from kindergarten to college to complete "biological sex affidavits" if they want to compete in school sports, in accordance with a state law that took effect earlier this year, ...
|WORLD Zelensky, French position, UK drag-queen shows, triathlons 2022-08-07|
- Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky confirmed he will ask Ukraine's government to look into legalizing same-sex marriage after the war with Russia ends, PinkNews reported. Ukraine's constitution defines marriage as between a man and a woman. Last ...
|Sky, Cubs and White Sox all win 2022-08-06|
- The Chicago Sky (24-8) defeated the Washington Mystics (20-13) 93-83 at Wintrust Arena on Aug. 5. The Sky tied a franchise record with 24 wins in a single seasona record set during the 2013 WNBA regular ...
|Brittney Griner found guilty, sentenced to nine years 2022-08-04|
- On Aug. 4, a Russian court found out WNBA star Brittney Griner guilty of drug smuggling and possession charges—and sentenced her to nine years in prison. The widely expected verdict came after a monthlong trial ...
|The Chicago Sky launch The Net: A Mental Health Initiative 2022-08-03|
-- From a press release - CHICAGO (Aug. 3, 2022)—As issues of mental health make headlines in sport—and women's sports in particular—the WNBA championship team Chicago Sky launched "The Net," (A Network of Mental Health Support in ...
|Cubs keep Contreras, Happ; White Sox win; Sky lose 2022-08-03|
- In the wake of a 6-0 loss at the St. Louis Cardinals (55-48) on Aug. 2, the Chicago Cubs (41-61) did not trade catcher Willson Contreras or outfielder Ian Happ, WGN-TV noted. Both were listed in ...
|Chicago Sky's James Wade named WNBA Coach of the Month for second straight time 2022-08-02|
-- From a press release - CHICAGO (Aug. 2, 2022)Chicago Sky General Manager/Head Coach James Wade has been selected as the WNBA Coach of the Month for July, the league announced. This is the second month in a row Wade has won ...
|Courtney Vandersloot named WNBA Eastern Conference Player of the Week 2022-08-02|
-- From a press release - CHICAGOThe Chicago Sky's Courtney Vandersloot was named WNBA Eastern Conference Player of the Week, the league announced. This marks the second time this season and eighth time in Vandersloot's 12-year career to receive the honor. Vandersloo ...
|Vandersloot reaches mark in Sky win; MLB teams split 2022-08-01|
- Courtney Vandersloot dished out 12 assistspassing Lindsay Whalen to become number three all-time on the WNBA assists listas the Sky (23-7) edged the Connecticut Sun (20-10) 95-92 in overtime at Mohegan Sun Arena on July 31. ...
|WORLD Cuban referendum, Gay Games, Berlin attacks, Indian trans men 2022-07-31|
- Cuba's parliament announced that the country will hold a referendum on the legalization of same-sex marriage and surrogate parenthood, Deutsche Welle reported. The referendum on the new family law is scheduled to be held Sunday, Sept. ...
|Lesbian fighter Amanda Nunes recaptures UFC title 2022-07-31|
- On July 30, Amanda Nunesa Brazilian lesbian who's considered one of the best mixed martial-arts fighters of all timerecaptured the UFC women's bantamweight title from Julianna Pena in a match in Dallas' American Airlines Center, ES ...
|Red Stars lose; Fire tie Atlanta; Cubs fall but White Sox split 2022-07-31|
- On July 30, the visiting Chicago Red Stars (5-3-5) lost to the first-place San Diego Wave (7-3-4) 1-0. Jaedyn Shaw scored for the Wave. Vanessa DiBernardo took home Star of the Match, per a press release. ...
|Sky notch 22nd win; Cubs, White Sox have mixed results 2022-07-30|
- Kahleah Copper recorded her third career double-double (16 points and 11 rebounds) for the Chicago Sky (22-7) as the team scored an 89-81 win over the New York Liberty (10-18) on July 29 at Wintrust Arena. ...
|Chicago Red Stars midfielder Alyssa Mautz to retire following July 30 match 2022-07-29|
-- From a press release - CHICAGO (July 29, 2022)Alyssa Mautz, a longtime Chicago Red Stars midfielder, announced today her plans to retire following the team's match Saturday, July 30, at Soldier Field. The Red Stars will hold a ceremony prior to ...
|Biden reportedly offers arms dealer in exchange for Griner, Whelan 2022-07-27|
- After months of internal debate, the Biden administration has offered to exchange Viktor Bout, a convicted Russian arms trafficker serving a 25-year prison sentence in Illinois, as part of a potential deal ...