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Women Athletes

The World Needs a Tour de France for Women

Kelsey L. Campbell | Posted 09.20.2014 | Sports
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 | Women
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 | Sports
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 | 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...

5 Reasons We Love This Confident, Talented Pro Surfer

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 11.01.2013 | Women

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 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 ...

Transgender MMA Fighter Receives Heartwarming Support

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

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 06.19.2013 | Gay Voices

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 | 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...

The Female Athlete: ACL Injuries and Prevention

Michael Zazzali | Posted 07.01.2013 | Healthy Living
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 | Women

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 | Books
Amy Chavez

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

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.

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.

When All Are Included in the Olympics, We All Are Stronger

Norma Cook Everist | Posted 09.28.2012 | Sports
Norma Cook Everist

The world is large, and, yes, smaller. An athlete is born in one country, goes to school in another and trains in yet another. What is your home country? Have we crossed all boundaries? Yes, and no.

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 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!

Title IX at Notre Dame: What Though the Odds be Great or Small

Anne Dilenschneider | Posted 08.25.2012 | Sports
Anne Dilenschneider

This is truly a day to celebrate! For the past year, 230 women, primarily from the University of Notre Dame's Classes of 1977 and 1976, and their coaches have worked diligently to recreate the rosters of the first women's sports teams at the University.

Saudi Arabia To Allow Women To Compete In Olympics

Reuters | Posted 08.25.2012 | Sports

RIYADH, June 25 (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia will allow its women athletes to compete in the Olympic Games for the first time ever in London this summer...

Making Policies that Pave the Way

Judy Patrick | Posted 07.01.2012 | Los Angeles
Judy Patrick

Title IX legislation has been one of the most significant pieces of policy for women in the past 40 years because it has impacted millions of individual girls and women, every education system in the country and the sports industry.

Title IX's Impact on My Life

Swin Cash | Posted 04.24.2012 | Sports
Swin Cash

Every person who participates in sports won't become a professional athlete. But everyone should have the same opportunities to chase their dreams. I may not have the same basketball gifts as a Kobe Bryant or LeBron James, but like them I was given a chance for equal play.

The 5th World Conference on Women and Sport

Diana Nyad | Posted 04.23.2012 | Sports
Diana Nyad

Confidence, long-term belief, discipline, grace in defeat -- all qualities that help us make a good life -- were constructed as my personal foundation directly through my participation in sports.

Happy National Girls and Women in Sports Day!

Katie Smith | Posted 04.02.2012 | Sports
Katie Smith

There were times when women were limited in their athletic endeavors and it was not that long ago. We have to keep educating the next generation of girls so that we can continue to thrive and experience anything and everything life has to offer.

The Grind of the Road

Candice Dupree | Posted 09.06.2011 | Sports
Candice Dupree

We recently returned from a 10 day road trip that started with a short stint in San Antonio. Road trips are always a great time to bond more with your teammates.

Sports: A Powerful Political and Social Tool that Gets Women Ahead

Molly Hunter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Molly Hunter

We know that sports provide a powerful political and social tool to advance societies around the world, but it seems that girls who participate in athletics everywhere end up ahead.