Lots of Women Are Getting Hurt at the Olympics

On Sunday, two women's snowboardcross riders crashed during the Olympic qualifying round for their event and had to be removed on stretchers. Even more dramatically, the day before, Russian skicross racer Maria Komissarova crashed at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park and had to undergo spinal surgery. These are just a few of… » 2/18/14 6:45pm 2/18/14 6:45pm

What’s the Right Way to Be a Female Olympic Athlete?

Over the weekend Jeré Longman of the New York Times published this piece about female Olympic hurdler Lolo Jones. It is by all accounts pretty scathing. Alyssa Rosenberg calls it "one of the nastiest profiles" she's ever seen. David Roth calls the article "unfounded and unfair" and Isaac Rauch of Deadspin found it so harsh… » 8/08/12 3:10pm 8/08/12 3:10pm

'Keep Her on the Field' Campaign Aims to Get Teenage Girls Back in the…

With the Olympics fast approaching, we're hearing a lot of exciting and encouraging news about female athletes like weightlifter Holley Mangold, diver Brittany Viola and runner Lolo Jones — but, sadly, even with these athletic powerhouses set to compete for the gold in London, women's sports are still at a major… » 6/28/12 1:40pm 6/28/12 1:40pm

8-Year-Old Girl Kickboxes In A Ring, Government Official Is Appalled

Like many little girls, Jasmine Parr wants to emulate her mom and dad. Her father is Australian kickboxing champion John Wayne Parr; her mother, Angie Rivera Parr, is also a fighter. So Jasmine kickboxes, and last month, she got in the ring and fought a 7-year-old girl. Phil Reeves, the Queensland Minister for Child… » 7/12/11 2:26pm 7/12/11 2:26pm

Female Basketball Coach Says Women In Sports Can Be "Petty"

What's it like to play on an all-male basketball team with a female coach? Says Texas Legends captain Antonio Daniels, "Same thing as if a guy was a coach, you know what I mean? Except you just don't undress in the locker room at the same time. And she's big on love, and she's big on hugs, and all that kind of stuff." » 4/18/11 4:25pm 4/18/11 4:25pm