More Sports May 26, 2019

Nike to end financial penalties for pregnant athletes

U.S. sporting goods giant Nike, under fire for financially penalizing sponsored athletes who become pregnant, is changing its maternity policy, the New York Times reported. "We've recognized Nike, Inc., can do more, and there is an important opportunity for the sports industry collectively to evolve ...

Allyson Felix criticizes Nike maternity policy

More Sports / Track & Field May 23, 2019

Allyson Felix criticizes Nike maternity policy

Olympic track and field star Allyson Felix joined a chorus of recent criticism against Nike on Wednesday, accusing the sporting goods giant of penalizing female athletes who took time off to have a child. Felix, the only female track and field athlete to win six ...

'Shoe wars' target Japan's endurance runners

More Sports / Track & Field Jan 9, 2019

'Shoe wars' target Japan's endurance runners

by Kaz Nagatsuka

As the Tokyo-Hakone Round-Trip College Ekiden Race has grown into one of Japan's biggest sporting competitions, the event has increasingly become somewhat of a showcase event for running shoe manufacturers. Tokai University captured its first-ever Hakone title, dethroning four-time reigning champion Aoyama Gakuin University ...