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43 Years Ago Today: Billie Jean King Defeated Bobby Riggs In Battle Of The Sexes

September 20, 2016 by

Forty-three years ago today, on September 20, 1973, tennis champion Billie Jean King (age 29 then) defeated self-proclaimed male chauvinist Bobby "No-Broad-Can-Beat-Me" Riggs in the "Battle Of The Sexes” tennis match. More than 50 million Americans tuned in to watch, making it the most viewed U.S. tennis match of all time. ... [Read More]

As She Preps For Rio, Meet  Tatyana McFadden – Paralympic Superstar, Advocate For Inclusion

As She Preps For Rio, Meet Tatyana McFadden – Paralympic Superstar, Advocate For Inclusion

August 25, 2016 by

In just 13 days, roughly 4,350 athletes from more than 160 countries will compete in 528 medal events in 22 different sports at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (September 7–18). Among them will be 12-time Paralympic medalist (3 gold), 14-time world champion, and advocate for inclusion, Team USA Paralympic Wheelchair ... [Read More]

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Disparaged For ‘Daring’ To Think I Could Hike Alone In The Woods… I Did It Anyway

This past weekend I did something I’ve never done. I went for a solo hike in Great Smoky Mountains National Park along the Appalachian Trail. I’ve hiked lots on my own near where I live and I often go to the trail in the mornings by myself or with a girlfriend before work, so being in the woods unaccompanied ... [Read More]

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The USA Cycling Pro Road Tour Has Only One Woman Mechanic… Her Name Is Andrea Smith

August 18, 2016 by

On the USA Cycling professional road tour there is only one woman mechanic. Her name is Andrea Smith and she is the head mechanic for Team Colavita-Bianchi. She joined the U.S. top-ranked team in 2014 when owner John Profaci put together an all-women staff to run the all-women team. ... [Read More]

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86-Year-Old Ironman Competitor Sister Madonna Buder Inspires In Nike’s New Spot “Unlimited Youth”

August 16, 2016 by

A couple of weeks ago Nike launched “Unlimited” a new campaign to coincide with the 2016 Rio Games. The series of spots recognize the “perseverance of the world’s greatest athletes and underscores a summer of sport.” In its most recent video, “Unlimited Youth”, ... [Read More]

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Venus And Serena Williams Slip Broadcaster’s Mind, But Andy Murray Sets Him And Olympic Tennis Record Straight

August 15, 2016 by

And the gold medal for "Selective Memory" when it comes to women’s achievements in Olympic history goes to John Inverdale. The pro, who gets paid to know the facts about the sports he's covering, gave a fact-lacking performance ... [Read More]

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5 Things You Should Know About History-Making Olympic Gymnast Oksana Chusovitina

August 9, 2016 by

"On the podium, everyone is the same whether you are 40 or 16. You have to go out and do your routine and your jumps." Over a gymnastics career that has spanned more than a quarter century, she’s won nine world championship medals on vault (a record for most individual medals on a single apparatus) plus ... [Read More]

Whether She Wins A Medal Or Not, Fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad Makes History In Rio

Whether She Wins A Medal Or Not, Fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad Makes History In Rio

August 9, 2016 by

By now you have likely heard of U.S. Olympian Ibtihaj Muhammad, the fencing phenom from New Jersey who became the first American athlete to compete at the Rio Olympic Games in a hijab (headscarf). While she didn’t win an individual medal this week, Ibtihaj has made a different kind of history. ... [Read More]

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