In our second episode, senior journalist Sharda Ugra joins in to talk about the allegations of sexual misconduct and harassment in football in the National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) in the US. Revealed by former players, the news has resonated across the world, triggering larger discussions on the normalisation of toxic culture in sport. Newsclick sports' Siddhanth Aney and Leslie Xavier discuss the dilution of ethics as well as common sense in Hockey India's decision to not field teams at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham. In the last story, they take a look at India's performance at the UWW World Wrestling Championships in Oslo, Norway. India won two medals -- a silver via Anshu Malik and a bronze through Sarita Mor at the event.
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