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Katie Ledecky

Katie Ledecky Has Bryce Harper Hold Her Medals While She Pitches

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 08.25.2016 | Sports

Even baseball royalty must serve a swimming giant. Katie Ledecky, who won four golds and a silver at the Rio Olympics, threw out the first pitch at th...

The Greatness Of Girl-ness In Sports

Mical Darley | Posted 08.19.2016 | Women
Mical Darley

Seeing the way commentators and reporters have treated not just female gymnasts, but also swimmers, tennis players, judoka, and trap shooters in Rio, I realize I can't keep this particular brand of sexism from my daughters unless I keep them out of sports altogether.

Watch Leslie Jones Lose Her S**t When She Meets Katie Ledecky

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 08.18.2016 | Entertainment

What do you do when you meet Katie Ledecky? Freak out, of course. Leslie Jones did just that when she ran into the 19-year-old swimmer and her mother...

Michael Phelps Teaches Katie Ledecky The Art Of Arranging Olympic Medals

The Huffington Post | Steven Hoffer | Posted 08.17.2016 | Sports

Katie Ledecky can add how to arrange your absurd amount of Olympic medals to her list of lessons learned from Michael Phelps. “You’ll learn, don...

Why Ledecky Wins: Grit.

Kevin R. Stone, M.D. | Posted 08.17.2016 | Sports
Kevin R. Stone, M.D.

Katie Ledecky crushes the competition. She crushes her own records. She destroys world records. Everyone asks, "How does she do it?" She has nearly perfect form, with an imperfect body for swimming. She has great coaching. But the secret sauce is grit.

Sports Illustrated's New Rio Olympics Cover Nails It

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 08.17.2016 | Sports

Sports Illustrated on Tuesday unveiled its new cover, delivering the highest of praise for a certain trio of Rio Olympians. It features medal-collecti...

This Time, Michael Phelps Is Asking for Katie Ledecky’s Autograph

The Huffington Post | Minou Clark | Posted 08.15.2016 | Sports

Remember that adorable photo of 9-year-old swimmer Katie Ledecky getting Olympian Michael Phelps’ signature? 10 years ago: A 9-year-old named Katie...

Katie Ledecky Breaks Her Own World Record For Fourth Rio Gold

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 08.12.2016 | Sports

Katie Ledecky decimated her own world record for the women’s 800-meter freestyle at the Rio Olympics on Friday, touching the final wall with no othe...

5 Signs You Do The Dang Work

The Huffington Post | Abigail Williams | Posted 08.15.2016 | Healthy Living

Katie Ledecky took home the gold at the Rio Olympics on Wednesday night after coming from behind to win the 4x200 meters freestyle relay. But rather t...

Maryland Is Beating Most Nations In Olympic Gold Medals

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 08.12.2016 | Sports

Maryland, which boasts the terrapin as its state reptile, is slowly and steadily winning the medal-count race against most nations in Rio. Swimmers w...

GOLD STREAK: Ledecky Anchors Freestyle Relay To Amazing Finish

Reuters | Andrew Hart | Posted 08.11.2016 | Sports

Freestyle queen Katie Ledecky made sure of her third swimming gold medal of the Rio Olympics, and fourth of her career, after anchoring the U.S. women...

Look At This Photo Of 9-Year-Old Katie Ledecky Getting Michael Phelps' Autograph

The Huffington Post | Steven Hoffer | Posted 08.16.2016 | Sports

Long before Katie Ledecky started racking up her own Olympic gold medals, she looked up to another legend of U.S. swimming. ESPN reporter Darren Rovel...

Katie Ledecky Nabs Her Second Olympic Gold Medal In Rio

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 08.10.2016 | Sports

Self-described fast swimmer Katie Ledecky finished first place in the women’s 200-meter freestyle finals on Tuesday, winning her second gold medal o...

Stop Attributing The Success Of Women Olympians To Men

The Huffington Post | Emma Gray | Posted 08.15.2016 | Women

It’s 2016 and apparently this still needs to be said: When women Olympians win medals, they deserve the credit. The Rio Olympic Games began on Frida...

Katie Ledecky Just Absolutely Destroyed Her Own World Record

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 08.08.2016 | Sports

Katie Ledecky surprised nobody on Sunday when she once again did something we’ve never seen before. The 19-year-old Olympic swimmer ― hailed as on...

2 Olympic Swimmers Everyone Will Be Watching At The Games

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 08.01.2016 | OWN

Dara Torres is going to Rio ― as a spectator, though, not a competitor. The former swimmer has been in her fair share of Olympics (five) and taken h...

Star Female Athletes Spark More Recognition for Women in Sports Marketing

Lauren Neidigh | Posted 05.16.2016 | Sports
Lauren Neidigh

The industry has started to see female athletes as champions and role models, not just reality TV stars and fashion icons. If they continue to market towards women with these types of positive messages, advertisers will profit from a huge consumer base.

12 Women Who Absolutely Killed The Sports Game In 2015

The Huffington Post | Erick Fernandez | Posted 12.31.2015 | Sports

When we look back on 2015, there's a good chance we'll remember it as a groundbreaking year for women in sports. Not only were women killing it on the...

Unstoppable Ledecky Powers To Fifth Gold

Reuters | Annum Masroor | Posted 08.08.2015 | Sports

KAZAN, Russia - American Katie Ledecky entered the record books as she smashed the women's 800 meters world record to claim her fifth gold medal of a ...

Katie Ledecky, 18-Year-Old U.S. Swimming Sensation, Accidentally Breaks World Record

The Huffington Post | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 08.03.2015 | Sports

U.S. swimming sensation Katie Ledecky is so good she just casually broke a world record during a race in which her coach told her to take it easy. Le...

The Olympics Aren't Just About Medals

Zach Veach | Posted 10.17.2012 | Teen
Zach Veach

The Olympics is so much more than a gold medal, a 30-second run or 10 laps in the pool -- it's about individuals reaching their goals because of hard work and determination.

The 5 Most Amazing Olympic Moments From American Teens

Posted 08.13.2012 | Teen

Teen athletes at the 2012 London Olympic Games weren't just winning gold medals, although young competitors took home their fair share. Amazing young ...