Calling the practice at odds with modern day societal norms Men's Nike Air Max 97 Black UK Sale , Formula 1 on Wednesday announced it no longer would employ grid girls, models who perform various promotional duties during races.

Over the last year, we have looked at a number of areas which we felt needed updating so as to be more in tune with our vision for this great sport, Sean Bratches Cheap Nike Air Max 97 Men's All Black UK , Formula 1s managing director for commercial operations, said in a statement on the circuits website. While the practice of employing grid girls has been a staple of Formula 1 Grands Prix for decades, we feel this custom does not resonate with our brand values and clearly is at odds with modern day societal norms. We dont believe the practice is appropriate or relevant to Formula 1 and its fans, old and new Air Max 97 Men's Nike All White Shoes UK , across the world.

The decision did not sit well with some grid girls, who railed against what they see as an overreach of political correctness.

Ridiculous that women who say they are fighting for womens rights are saying what others should and shouldnt do, stopping us from doing a job we love and are proud to do. PC gone mad, now-former grid girl Rebecca Cooper wrote on Twitter.

Michelle Westby Air Max 97 Summit White Snakeskin UK Sale , meanwhile, wrote on Facebook that her experience as a grid girl helped pave the way for her entrance to the male-dominated world of stunt and drift competition driving. She also said a lot of women will lose a source of income, thanks to feminists.

Im now retired from it all but to think girls have now lost a lot of important income because feminists think they know best when they havent a clue is really frustrating, we have our own voice air max thea womens sale , we loved doing the job, this is all basically because some men cant control what comes out their mouth and nothing to do with the girls, she wrote Thursday on Facebook. I can walk past a building site and get the same comments so why suddenly a job should be taken away due to some unwanted male attention is a joke. Whats next? No female magazines, commercials .. where does it end.

Its upsetting air max thea uk sale , and Im rather disgusted that F1 have given in to the minority to be politically correct, a former grid girl named Charlotte Gash told BBC Radio 5 live. Im one of the lucky ones that I dont rely on this as a main source of income, but there are girls out there who do. I know the grid girls are there to look pretty when theyre out on the grid, but my role was interacting with the crowd and we were there as an advertisement for the sponsors. We love doing it nike air zoom 90 it white , and we dont want it taken away from us.

Formula 1s announcement followed a similar edict by Professional Darts Corporation, which said last week it no longer employ walk-on girls who escort male competitors to the stage. Female models still are used as eye candy at cycling events and during boxing and mixed martial arts competitions.

We strongly encourage sports such as cycling, boxing and UFC to follow darts and Formula 1 and reconsider the use of podium girls, ring girls and octagon girls air max plus tn ultra uk , the Womens Sport Trust said in a statement.

This is not a matter of feminists versus models, which seems to be the way many people want to portray this story. These changes are taking place because global businesses are making a considered choice about how women should be valued and portrayed in their sports in 2018. They deserve significant credit for doing so.(Agencies)

RIO DE JANEIRO, June 29 (Xinhua) -- Barcelona forward Neymar and Bayern Munich winger Douglas Costa have been included in Brazil's 18-man squad for the Rio 2016 Olympics, the Brazilian Soccer Confederation (CBF) said on Wednesday.

Coach Rogerio Micale also named 37-year-old Palmeiras goalkeeper Fernando Prass among the three players aged over 23 allowed by the International Olympic Committee.

An Olympic gold medal is the only major international soccer accolade to elude Brazil.

Micale's team will debut in the tournament against South Africa in Brasilia on August 4. Their remaining group matches will be against Iraq in Brasilia on August 7 and Denmark in Salvador three days later.

The CBF also confirmed Brazil will play a pre-Olympics friendly against Japan in Goiania on July 30.

Brazil's Olympic soccer squad:

Goalkeepers: Fernando Prass (Palmeiras), Uilson (Atletico Mineiro)

Defenders: William (Internacional), Douglas Santos (Atletico Mineiro), Zeca (Santos), Rodrigo Caio (Sao Paulo), Luan (Vasco da Gama), Marquinhos (Paris Saint Germain)

Midfielders: Thiago Maia (Santos), Rodrigo Dourado (Internacional), Fred (Shakhtar Donetsk), Rafinha Alcantara (Barcelona), Felipe Anderson (Lazio)

Forwards: Neymar (Barcelona), Douglas Costa (Bayern Munich), Luan (Gremio), Gabriel Barbosa (Santos), Gabriel Jesus (Palmeiras).

  LAGOS, April 11 (Xinhua) -- Nigeria's football governing body on Monday released a list of 30 players for camping in preparation for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

  In a statement made available to Xinhua in Lagos, the country's economic hub, the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) said the invited players are expected to arrive at the Starview Hotel in Abuja on Tuesday, and that training would commence on Wednesday.

  The list includes goalkeeper Emmanuel Daniel, defenders Erhun Obanor and Stanley Dimgba.

  The 2016 Olympics will hold in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil from Aug. 5 to Aug. 21.

DAMASCUS, Oct. 28 (Xinhua) -- The rebels in Syria's northern province of Aleppo started on Friday a wide-scale offensive against the Syrian government forces' positions, coupled with Grad missile shelling and car bombs, local media said.

The Turkey-backed Ahrar al-Sham, the Jaish al-Fateh, or Army of Conquest, and the Mujahideen Army, unleashed a major offensive dubbed "Greater Aleppo's Epic," with t.