Model Salwa Elrashid models a 'burkini', designed by Lebanese-born Australian Aheda Zanetti at her fashion store in Sydney, August 23, 2016. (Photo by Jason Reed for Reuters.)

France has “misunderstood” burkini, Australian designer says

Designer Aheda Zanetti says the burkini is meant to open choices for women who want to dress modestly or want more coverage from the sun.
Aug 25, 2016
Orcas Island artist Anthony Howe's olympic cauldron is lit at the opening ceremony on Friday. (Photo from Reuters / Ivan Alvarado)

Orcas Island artist steals the show at Rio Olympics opening

That kinetic sculpture that wowed the world at the Olympics opening ceremony was designed by Washington's own Anthony Howe.
Aug 9, 2016
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South Seattle’s “Ultimate” high school athletes seek recognition

For hundreds of youth of color in South Seattle, getting Ultimate Frisbee recognized as a varsity sport would be a game changer.
Dec 8, 2015
Triathelete Chelsea Burns is headed to the Pan-American Games.

Cheer on Northwest athletes in the Pan Am Games

The Pan Am Games kickoff today in Toronto with dozens of Northwest athletes competing for team USA and Canada.
Jul 10, 2015
Defender Rachel Corsie of Seattle Reign FC plays at Memorial Stadium against China's Women's National Soccer Team Friday night. (Photo by Yiqin Weng)

China and Seattle Reign FC played on the cusp of a women’s soccer revival

Friday's Seattle Reign FC game happened at the intersection of two emerging women's soccer revivals in China and the U.S.
May 27, 2015
Doreen Zemble and Linda Dupuis-Fricke, both the members of Mah Jongg Fever, are exchanging tiles during the game. (Photo from the Seattle Globalist by Yiqin Weng)

Seattle Mah Jongg meetup a game changer for Chinese student

From players, to rules, to intensity, the differences between American and Chinese Mah Jongg was quite clear to one Chinese student.
May 6, 2015
Hamza Ibrahim, 18, leaps for a rebound during a Companion Athletics basketball game. His team, representing the Ethiopian Muslim Association of Seattle (EAMS) won the championship last year — and involvement in the league encouraged Ibrahim to get his grades up. (Photo by Alex Stonehill)

All East African basketball league transforms teens

A new all East African basketball league in Tukwila has given Somali, Ethiopian and Eritrean teens a chance to show off their skills, and raise their grades.
Mar 20, 2015
Emerald City Supporters lead the "March to the Match" from Pioneer Square to CenturyLink Field at last Sunday's home opener. (Photo by Justice Magraw)

Sounders 2015: A guide to getting on the soccer bandwagon

If you are a Seahawks fan, or Mariners fan, or aren't that into sports at all, this is your year to fall in love with the Seattle Sounders.
Mar 14, 2015
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Did the Seahawks misstep with MLK Tweet?

The Seattle Seahawks apologized after comparing their unlikely win over the Green Bay Packers with Martin Luther King, Jr.'s fight for civil rights.
Jan 20, 2015
Italian and French players rucking during Six Nations Rugby Championship in 2014. (Photo by Pierre-Selim Huard)

Unusual global sport gains big following in the Northwest

Having Seahawks withdrawal this offseason? Is the World Cup just not doing it for you? You may have a new sport to turn.
Jul 1, 2014
Vancouver Canucks Defender Bret Hedican, on the ice in a 1997 game. (Photo by Håkan Dahlström)

Is Seattle Canuck enough to host pro hockey?

Proximity to Canada is just one reason Seattle would make a great home for the next NHL team.
Mar 7, 2014
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Where to learn Winter Olympic sports in Seattle

Thinking about dropping everything to become an Olympic champ? Start here!
Feb 20, 2014
Despite appearances, Cricket doesn't involve synchronized dance routines. It does have players running back and forth between two different wickets, rather than four bases, as in baseball. (Photo from REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte)

Cricket: the perfect sport for Seattle tech-geeks and globalists

Behind a complex of warehouses in Woodinville, in a fluorescent-lit sports complex laid with AstroTurf and strung with netting, there’s a batsman stepping up to the pitch. I’m at late-night cricket practice for The Moose, the traveling team of The Microsoft Cricket Club. It’s 9:00 on a work night but nobody’s going home anytime soon […]
Nov 30, 2012
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Karachi neighborhood shakes violent reputation to produce top Pakistani athletes

Lyari is the most notorious neighborhood in Pakistan’s largest and most chaotic city. But just like in poor urban areas in the US, young residents are looking toward sports as a way to escape from the violence and turn their neighborhood’s reputation around. Faris Kasim reports from Karachi on the real story behind Lyari’s bad […]
Oct 8, 2012
Spain's Gasol drives past Love of the U.S. to score during the men's gold medal basketball game at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London

NBA dreams deferred, Seattle players look overseas for court time

As the Seattle city council ponders a vote approving bonds for a new arena that could bring back men’s professional basketball, the summer Olympics proved the game’s popularity is still growing quickly overseas. The U.S. men’s basketball team sped past Spain for a gold medal in the summer Olympics, but other countries showed burgeoning strength. […]
Aug 22, 2012
On opening night, El Salvador faced off against Iran. The game ended in a 0-0 tie. (Photo by Sihanouk Mariona)

Diverse Northwest soccer enthusiasts kick off their own World Cup

If you still had any doubts about how hyperdiverse the Puget Sound region has become, look no further than the All Nations Cup soccer tournament. Over the next two weeks, 48 teams representing 36 different countries will battle it out at the Starfire Sports Complex in Tukwila. Countries represented this year include El Salvador, Gambia, Iran, Burma, […]
Jul 17, 2012