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Women Athletes

From Skinny Girl To Athlete

Gina Baski | Posted 02.10.2017 | Home
Gina Baski

Each day I encounter people paralyzed with fear of the unknown. They have no idea what their potential is professionally, physically, and emotionally because they are too afraid to expose themselves to failure. I know because I was that person.

Discrimination In The Marketing And Compensation Of Female Athletes In The Age Of Trump

Jasneel Chaddha | Posted 02.03.2017 | Home
Jasneel Chaddha

In March of 2016, five members of the U.S. Women's National Soccer Team (USWNT) filed a wage discrimination complaint against the United States Soccer Federation (USSF) with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).

How Colleges and Universities Make Investments That Count

Helen Drinan | Posted 08.31.2016 | Home
Helen Drinan

Now more than ever it seems budgets of colleges and universities in America are stretched thin. As is true in many states, cuts to budgets in Oklahoma...

The Gold Medal You Deserve

Judi Sheppard Missett | Posted 08.18.2016 | Home
Judi Sheppard Missett

How exciting it's been cheering on our teams and rooting for our favorite Olympic athletes! It is truly awe-inspiring to see people from all over the ...

Sustainable Progress One Olympic Games At A Time

Anita L. DeFrantz | Posted 08.03.2016 | Home
Anita L. DeFrantz

The London Games were the first to achieve women Olympians for each delegation, and the Rio Games are building on that. I am particularly proud that for the first time in Olympic history, more than 45 percent of the athletes competing in the Games of the 31st will be women.

Senate Passes Equal Pay Resolution For U.S. Women Soccer Stars

The Huffington Post | Travis Waldron | Posted 05.26.2016 | Home

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Women's National Team gained another ally in its fight for equal pay on Thursday, when the Senate unanimously approved a non-bi...

18 Photos Of Badass Girl Athletes Who Know They Can Do Anything

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 12.31.2015 | Home

Photographer Christin Rose hopes her latest series will empower young girls through sports. Titled "She Plays, We Win," the project features fierce ph...

Why Women Who Are Athletes Win Off the Field, Too

Tara Roberts | Posted 11.13.2016 | Home
Tara Roberts

Each woman attributed her participation in sports with elevating her confidence, deepening her sense of self-esteem and pushing her to be and strive for more in her life.

How An Iowa Bike Ride Is Promoting Rights For World's Muslim Women

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 07.23.2015 | Home

Seven Muslim women from around the world are bicycling across Iowa as a way of "promoting female sports participation as a fundamental right," a co-fo...

Nude Female Athletes Preach Body Love On ESPN's Cover

The Huffington Post | Nina Friend | Posted 07.07.2015 | Home

Sometimes, we need a little reminder that athletes -- like other humans -- come in all shapes and sizes. ESPN's annual Body Issue, which includes p...

Sasha Bronner

Serena Williams: 'I Had To Come To Terms With Loving Myself'

HuffingtonPost.com | Sasha Bronner | Posted 07.13.2015 | Home

Serena Williams is the best tennis player in the game. She won the French Open earlier this month, which brings her to 20 Grand Slam titles -- a trul...

She Can Run, Swim And Play

Jill S. Tietjen | Posted 05.04.2016 | Home
Jill S. Tietjen

The race organizer tried to physically throw her out of the race, but she successfully completed the marathon.

Serena Williams: How to Stand Out and Win

Jimmy Nguyen | Posted 04.02.2015 | Home
Jimmy Nguyen

Tennis history was made today as Serena Williams defeated Maria Sharapova to win her 6th Australian Open. More importantly, Serena's 19th Grand Slam s...

The World Needs a Tour de France for Women

Kelsey L. Campbell | Posted 09.20.2014 | Home
Kelsey L. Campbell

Professional cycling represents more than just elite athleticism. Cycling represents movement and freedom. Around the world, bicycles can make the difference in a young girl getting to school, or villagers getting to a polling station.

Mattel Uses Barbie to Titillate Adult Male Sports Fans

Nancy Hogshead-Makar | Posted 04.30.2014 | Home
Nancy Hogshead-Makar

Mixing young girlhood and sexuality and selling it to male sports fans is ... just creepy.

Highest, Fastest, Furthest

Jill S. Tietjen | Posted 04.20.2014 | Home
Jill S. Tietjen

February brings us the Olympics in Sochi and Black History Month. That leads us to honor African-American women athletes through history who have won Olympic medals and brought them home to the U.S.

9 Women From Olympics Past Everyone Should Remember

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 01.30.2014 | Home

Olympics fever is hitting us hard. Between the first ever Olympic women's ski jumping event and the incredible figure skating routines we're anticipat...

5 Reasons We Love This Confident, Talented Pro Surfer

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 11.01.2013 | Home

It's no surprise that Sports Illustrated included surf industry powerhouse Alana Blanchard in its Top 25 Under 25 list. The list features the country'...

WNBA Player Comes Out

The Huffington Post | Glennisha Morgan | Posted 02.02.2016 | Home

Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) Chicago Sky guard Sharnee Zoll-Norman officially came out during an exclusive interview with the Windy ...

Transgender MMA Fighter Receives Heartwarming Support

The Huffington Post | Glennisha Morgan | Posted 02.02.2016 | Home

An online campaign titled "Fight 4 Fallon" has been launched in support of Fallon Fox, a transgender Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighter, who has been sc...

Glennisha Morgan

Women's Football Team Highlights Acceptance, Camaraderie And Love In Sports

HuffingtonPost.com | Glennisha Morgan | Posted 02.02.2016 | Home

Sharing a field with youth soccer players at the Bushwick Inlet Park in Brooklyn's Williamsburg neighborhood, the New York Sharks, women's professiona...

'Women Should Shut Up In Public'

The Huffington Post | Julie Zeilinger | Posted 06.13.2013 | Home

Holger Osieck, manager of the Australian national soccer team, Socceroos, caused an uproar this week when he quipped that 'women should shut up in pub...

The Female Athlete: ACL Injuries and Prevention

Michael Zazzali | Posted 07.01.2013 | Home
Michael Zazzali

Better dynamic stability via training in the pre-season will hopefully decrease the amount of ACL injuries over the next season. The key is to make certain the athlete is training properly and aware of landing correctly.

WATCH: Wheelchair Basketball Star Will Inspire You Today

The Huffington Post | Christina Huffington | Posted 05.01.2013 | Home

Alana Nichols is amazing. After breaking her back in a snowboarding accident at 17, she began competing in wheelchair basketball and skiing, becoming ...

Japan, Buddhism and the Ultramarathon of a Lifetime

Amy Chavez | Posted 06.24.2013 | Home
Amy Chavez

The Buddhist pilgrimage appeals to the motives of the independent traveler in us. Meditation appeals to our inward search for meaning.