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Female Olympians

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...

11 Awesome Women To Watch At The Olympics

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 01.25.2014 | Women

Double axels, insane ski jumps and half-pipe moves -- we can hardly wait for the Winter Olympics to start. During the 2012 Summer Olympics, we fel...

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...

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.

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 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...

What Was Your 'Almost Olympic' Moment? Send Us A Childhood Photo!

Posted 07.30.2012 | Women

So, the London 2012 Olympics are here. That means that over the next two weeks, millions of people, many of us less-than-sportif, will spend hours on ...

9 Awesome Books By Female Olympians

Tres Sugar | Posted 07.24.2012 | Women

With the opening ceremonies approaching this Friday, we're celebrating the 2012 Olympics with must reads by some of our favorite female athletes. Insi...

Olympics Marks Major Milestone For Women In Sports

AP | Posted 07.19.2012 | Sports

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- During this, the summer of the 40th anniversary of Title IX, American women have reached another milestone in sports: For t...

LOOK: 21 Photos That Will Make You Appreciate The Power Of A Woman's Body

Posted 06.30.2012 | Women

“All we actually have is our body and its muscles that allow us to be under our own power,” wrote Allegra Kent in her 1997 autobiography, “Once ...