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Female Athletes

Soccer Superstar Hope Solo Arrested for Domestic Violence

Ravishly | Posted 06.25.2014 | Women
Ravishly

Though of course we want to be supportive of kickass female athletes, there's nothing about Solo's actions this weekend worth applauding. Domestic violence is a startling issue in this country, with millions of attacks reported every year.

8 Power Foods for Athletes and Rowers

Esther Lofgren | Posted 06.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Esther Lofgren

Whether you're training for your very first rowing race or the Olympic Games, choosing great nutrition is one of the biggest ways to up your game.

Young Women and ACL Injuries: How Proper Training Is Vital to Minimize Risk

Dr. Joseph Horrigan | Posted 05.31.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Joseph Horrigan

One area of strength training has fallen short with female athletes, in which tears of the ACL -- or anterior cruciate ligament -- have actually increased dramatically over the years. Such injuries are now, in fact, common in female volleyball, softball, basketball and soccer players.

Mattel Uses Barbie to Titillate Adult Male Sports Fans

Nancy Hogshead-Makar | Posted 04.30.2014 | Women
Nancy Hogshead-Makar

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

16 Images That Will Make You Truly Appreciate The Power Of A Woman's Body

Posted 02.11.2014 | Women

The Winter Olympics are upon us! And alongside the endless entertainment that @SochiProblems and the Opening Ceremony provided, the real fun happens w...

9 Women From Olympics Past Everyone Should Remember

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 01.30.2014 | Women

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...

The Reason I Just Can't Love The Super Bowl

Rachael Stark | Posted 04.01.2014 | Fifty
Rachael Stark

Every year before Super Bowl Sunday, my husband files for divorce.

She Made Tennis History -- And Then Got Asked A Sexist Question

Posted 01.25.2014 | Women

We imagine that 19-year-old tennis player Eugenie Bouchard was more than thrilled when she made history by becoming the first Canadian woman to make i...

POLL: How Do You Feel About The Addition Of The Women's Ski Jump Event In This Year's Olympics?

Posted 01.25.2014 | MarloThomas

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These Photos Of Women's Bodies Are Unbelievable

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 11.20.2013 | Women

The images below show an incredible variety of women, ranging in weight, height, race and proportion. What they all have in common is that they are...

These Iron Women Remind Us Anything Is Possible

Posted 10.14.2013 | Women

After 35 years, the Ironman competition may need to rethink its title to incorporate its Ironwomen. After all, the women of the Ironman World Champion...

21,000 People Sign Petition Against Roxy 'Surf' Video

Posted 07.28.2014 | Women

With over 21,000 petition signatures in hand, three-time world longboarding champion Cori Schumacher probably felt pretty optimistic and empowered whe...

A Little Bit of Diana Nyad in All of Us

Anna Musky-Goldwyn | Posted 11.20.2013 | Sports
Anna Musky-Goldwyn

I can't imagine my life without being an athlete, it's always felt like an inherent part of me. Young women my age have people like our mothers and like Diana Nyad to thank for that.

7 Women Who Got Their Big Breaks Before 30

The Huffington Post | Julie Zeilinger | Posted 08.27.2013 | Women

Often we hear more about notable young women's appearances than their intellect and character. Of course, there are plenty of women who make valuab...

We Ain't There Yet, Baby

Rachel Grady | Posted 10.26.2013 | Sports
Rachel Grady

Over the years, I've had hundreds of assumptions crushed. "Adults act like grown ups." "Judges are fair." "Love occurs at first sight." Making documentaries for a living makes assumption crushing easy.

Female Athletes Up to 8 Times More Likely to Have ACL Injuries -- This Video Can Help

Kate Carr | Posted 10.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Kate Carr

Female athletes are eight times more likely to have ACL injuries than male athletes. There are plenty of theories for this discrepancy ranging from physical differences to hormone levels. Either way, there are stretches and exercises all athletes can do to help prevent these injuries.

Swoopes

Hannah Storm | Posted 09.28.2013 | Sports
Hannah Storm

It was sixteen summers ago. I had just had my first child and was working my way back into my job with NBC sports. Baby in tow, I travelled to the NBA Finals with bottles, stroller and crib, chronicling Michael Jordan's heyday while just beginning to comprehend the delicate balance of work and motherhood.

Guess Who Can't Race In The Tour De France?

The Huffington Post | Julie Zeilinger | Posted 07.19.2013 | Women

Lately any conversation about the Tour de France has focused on seven-time winner Lance Armstrong's indiscretions. Much less attention has been paid t...

WNBA Player Comes Out

The Huffington Post | Glennisha Morgan | Posted 07.02.2013 | Gay Voices

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

Why She Was Banned From Playing Football (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Krystie Yandoli | Posted 06.21.2013 | Teen

Last season, 12-year-old Maddy Paige was the defensive tackle for her school's football team in Georgia. Even though the team had all-male players, Ma...

'Women Should Shut Up In Public'

The Huffington Post | Julie Zeilinger | Posted 06.13.2013 | Women

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...

Hey Women: Paint-on Muscles Aren't Going to Help When You're Old

Dana McMahan | Posted 08.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Dana McMahan

We need to stop accepting the magazines stories that tell us to avoid bulking up at all costs, especially when that cost could be to our bone health.

Around the World in 80 Sports: Rock the CatBa

Dana McMahan | Posted 07.29.2013 | Travel
Dana McMahan

Since falling in love with climbing last summer I thought and talked ceaselessly about climbing in Vietnam. The fairytale HaLong Bay, home to some 2,000 (or 3,000 depending who you ask) islands in the Gulf of Tonkin, is a neverland dream for climbers.

5 Reasons Why I'm A Fitness Boot Camp Dropout

Dana McMahan | Posted 07.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Dana McMahan

Sweating along in the company of others may be just the motivation plenty of fitness buffs need, but after signing up for my first fitness bootcamp recently, I've realized it's best for everyone if I stay out of public gyms and group workouts and hole up in my garage gym instead. Here's why.

Going Rogue In Oregon

Dana McMahan | Posted 07.22.2013 | Travel
Dana McMahan

I was scared to try white-water kayaking. Flat scared. I heard my Rogue River rafting/camping guide's somber warning about evacuations and was chilled. If I got hurt, it would not be a quick hop in an ambulance to a hospital.