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Female Athletes

Life on the Road as a WNBA Star

Nneka Ogwumike | Posted 10.30.2012 | Sports
Nneka Ogwumike

Playing at home in Staples one evening, then heading out the next day to prepare for a W in The Garden two days later, is just a glamorous part of the job. In-season travel may be a little overwhelming but introduces one to new places and experiences.

The She-Riders Guide to Being a Badass

Melissa Sher | Posted 10.24.2012 | Women
Melissa Sher

You don't have to skate fast down a hill to be a badass. But you do have to get out of bed. You do have to try new things. You do have to take some risks.

London Olympics Make the Case for Unleashing the Potential of Women and Girls

Melanne Verveer | Posted 10.20.2012 | Sports
Melanne Verveer

There's been a lot of talk about how the London Olympics will best be remembered as the Women's Olympics. Not only because of the individual performances, but because of the collective achievements of women who participated in these London games.

How American Women Struck Gold At The London Olympics

LA Times | Posted 08.13.2012 | Women

The day after Claressa Shields punched her way to a gold medal in women's boxing, she was walking through the Olympic village Friday on her way to the...

WATCH: NBC's Outrageous Video Of Female Olympians

The Huffington Post | Emma Gray | Posted 08.11.2012 | Women

U.S. female Olympians had earned their country 51 medals as of August 9th, and are on track to surpass the 53 medals secured by U.S. women in Beijing ...

The Olympics Prove That Americans Want To Watch Women's Sports

BuzzFeed | Posted 08.09.2012 | Women

From Gabby Douglas to Alex Morgan, women are being hailed as the stars of the 2012 Olympics, at least for American audiences. The Baltimore Sun notes...

Along With Gold and Glory, Injuries a Growing Pain for Female Athletes

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 10.06.2012 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

Energy isn't an issue for women in athletics. But we also know that female athletes are at a much greater risk for certain musculoskeletal injuries than their male counterparts.

The Marketing Of Lolo Jones

New York Times | Posted 08.06.2012 | Women

LONDON — Judging from this year’s performances, Lolo Jones seems to have only a slim chance of winning an Olympic medal in the 100-meter hurdles a...

How Women Olympians Deal With The Pressure To Be 'Feminine'

Salon | Posted 08.06.2012 | Women

Athleticism in women has generated social unease going back at least as far as the Greek myth of Atalanta, the princess who refused to marry a man who...

The Most Highly Paid Female Olympians

Savvy Sugar | Posted 08.03.2012 | Women

Some athletes aspire for gold not only for the glory of winning an Olympic medal but also for a generous monetary reward. However, for a select few, e...

What's Wrong with Media Coverage of Women Olympians?

Sarah J. Jackson | Posted 10.03.2012 | Women
Sarah J. Jackson

Focusing on the supposed "diva" behavior, outfits, hair and parenting of women athletes trivializes their accomplishments and makes them seem less powerful -- and ultimately less valuable.

Why Female Athletes Are Absent From Ad Campaigns

The Huffington Post | Emma Gray | Posted 08.01.2012 | Women

Jordyn Weiber, Sarah Robles, Gabrielle Douglas, Missy Franklin, Dana Vollmer. Quite a few female athletes have already become household names during t...

Olympic Moms: Mickey Kelly, Modern Pentathlon (Alternate)

Posted 07.27.2012 | Parents

By Danielle Elliot The newest mom among the group, Mickey Kelly welcomed her first child, Lily, in November 2011. She was back to work six weeks la...

Olympic Moms: Keli Smith-Puzo, Field Hockey

Posted 07.27.2012 | Parents

By Danielle Elliot After giving birth to two sons in less than three years, Keli Smith-Puzo thought her decade-long career on the national field ho...

Olympic Moms: Danielle Scott-Arruda, Indoor Volleyball Player

Posted 07.27.2012 | Parents

By Danielle Elliot With four Olympic Games under her belt, it might seem that Danielle Scott-Arruda knows what to expect in London. But 2012 brings...

Olympic Moms: Candace Parker, Basketball Player

Posted 07.27.2012 | Parents

By Danielle Elliot From April to November 2008, Candace Parker’s career skyrocketed. She won her second NCAA National Women’s Basketball Title ...

Olympic Moms: Khatuna Lorig, Archer

Posted 07.27.2012 | Parents

By Danielle Elliot In a career spanning more than 20 years, Khatuna Lorig has competed in five Olympics, representing three countries. Her son, Lev...

Olympic Moms: Laura Kraut, Equestrian Show Jumper

Posted 07.27.2012 | Parents

By Danielle Elliot Laura Kraut heads to London with her biggest fan, 13-year-old Bobby, by her side. Kraut attended the 1992 Summer Games as an alt...

Olympic Moms: Tayyiba Haneef-Park, Indoor Volleyball Player

Posted 07.27.2012 | Parents

By Danielle Elliot Three-time Olympian Tayyiba Haneef-Park saw her pregnancy as a much-needed “vacation” from the U.S. women’s indoor volleyb...

Olympic Moms: Lashinda Demus, Track & Field 400m Hurdler

Posted 07.27.2012 | Parents

By Danielle Elliot Lashinda Demus is not shy about her initial reaction to her 2006 pregnancy. She was in her athletic prime, having made her Olymp...

6 Women To Watch At The Olympics

BuzzFeed | Posted 07.25.2012 | Women

1. Missy Franklin, Swimming Missy Franklin, a 17-year-old from Colorado, is the first American woman to swim in seven events during the same Olym...

More Female Than Male Olympians? Thank a Feminist!

Martha Burk | Posted 09.24.2012 | Sports
Martha Burk

When our female athletes march into Olympic Stadium in London, they will be marching on the shoulders of feminists, male and female alike, who worked like hell against very long odds to make it happen.

The Women of the Olympics: Then and Now

Marlo Thomas | Posted 09.23.2012 | Women
Marlo Thomas

This Friday night, July 27, the eyes of the world will turn to London as the 2012 Olympic Games begin. And what makes it even more exciting this year is that the games haven't even begun, and Team USA has already scored a giant win for women.

The Strongest Woman In America Receives Outpouring Of Support

BuzzFeed | Posted 07.18.2012 | Women

Robles's story of fighting poverty and body-image issues on her way to the London games has resonated with thousands of people since appearing in Time...

The Woman Behind Title IX

Peggy Miller Franck | Posted 09.10.2012 | Women
Peggy Miller Franck

The ball is now in the court of a new generation of women who must guard these hard-won opportunities on the playing field and in classrooms, use them well and pass them on!