The former gymnast claims the organizations were well aware of Larry Nassar’s decades-long abuse and molestation of young athletes—and did nothing to intervene.
Team USA has moved up to fourth place in medals won at the 2018 Winter Olympics—and the nation has women to thank for it.
In the midst of a “my nuclear button is bigger than yours” competition between the President of the United States and the North Korean Supreme Leader, the Unified Korean Women’s Hockey team is exactly the type of “sports diplomacy” the world needs right now.
Sports and politics have long been intertwined. With the 2018 Winter Olympics in full swing, athletes—especially female athletes—are speaking out.
Judge Rosemarie Aquilina sentenced Larry Nassar, a now-disgraced USA Gymnastics doctor accused of sexual assault and abuse by over 160 girls and women, to up to 175 years in prison—telling him she had “just signed [his] death warrant.”
In a time of fear and cynicism, it’s easy to feel powerless. But we could do this one thing—we could watch and hope, listen to the anthems, celebrate the warriors.
65 new Olympic and 19 world records set at the 2016 Games. Many of those new records – as well as some Olympic firsts — were achieved by women.
Women’s boxing will not even be televised on most channels, and fans have to find the matches online. But this stigma won’t stop Shields. After all, she is a fighter.
Women’s victories, in Rio and in U.S. politics, have elicited at least one shared reaction—that they will inspire future generations of women and girls to compete. But does—and will—it work?
An ad airing on television stations during the Olympics and set to appear on major sports websites calls for equal pay for equal play on behalf of the U.S. Women’s National Team soccer players—and all women athletes who are still fighting for equal footing.