The Mixed Zone

Pamela Cookey talks to Anna ThompsonEdited by legendary sports journalist Sue Mott, The Mixed Zone is the new women’s sport online magazine that goes where no magazine has gone before. Straight into the locker room.

When Olympic silver medalist Gail Emms became heartily sick of eating lettuce to chase after elusive stick-thinness, she tells us straight about the joy in abandoning the doomed pursuit and going after muscles instead. The Commonwealth champion and Olympic 1500m runner, Lisa Dobriskey, tells of her personal disgust and disappointment that drug cheats are still prospering in the wake of the latest round of doping revelations. The night out enjoyed by the newly-crowned European women’s hockey champions – England – is laid bare by team member Hannah MacLeod, including the revelation that striker Alex Danson had her gum shield still down her sock throughout the revelry.

Top sports journalists and leading athletes join forces to bring the best women’s sports stories online.

Hockey Gold The Mixed Zone is unfiltered story telling. Honest, heartfelt, funny, raw. It features a collaboration between some of the greatest female athletes this country has produced and leading journalists from all areas of the media. It covers every sport from athletics to adventure, Paralympic to peculiarly wired and willful individuals who can’t see an ocean without wanting to row across it.

Among the contributors are: Triple world downhill bike champion – Rachel Atherton, England Lioness – Casey Stoney, Triple Paralympic Champion – Sophie Christiansen, Sports Minister – Tracey Crouch, broadcaster and politician, Sandi Toksvig, athlete Jeanette Kwakye, World rugby champion – Katy McLean, England women’s cricketer, Anya Shrubsole. Coming soon: Clare Balding, Jo Pavey, Chrissie Wellington…and, last but not least, sportsmen. That’s why it’s The Mixed Zone. The ever-evolving story of women’s sport.

Enter The Mixed Zone here.