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Byline to Finish Line: What have I gotten myself into?
by Byline to Finish Line
posted August 19, 2014 at 5:08pm

There are days when I wonder what the hell am I doing. While this can apply to many aspects of my life, the question most often comes up in training. I have days where I wonder where my cycling legs went. My running can be so slow I feel embarrassed to ...more

The WNBA takes part in the ALS Association's Ice Bucket Challenge
by Swish Appeal
posted August 18, 2014 at 12:28pm

Becky Hammon and Tamika Catchings take part for another cause. It's extremely rare to see NBA Commissioner Adam Silver wear anything besides a suit and tie. (Hey, that's a song!) But he was in a USA Basketball T-shirt and shorts Saturday when he c...more

Ogwumikes claim July WNBA Cares Community Assist Award
by They're Playing Basketball
posted August 17, 2014 at 3:18pm

Nneka and Chiney Ogwumike have earned the WNBA Community Assist Award by State Farm for July for their work with UNICEF, to benefit Nigeria.Other news:Glory Johnson and Brittney Griner are engaged. The proposal was documented on instagram. ...more

InvictaFC’s Ashley Cummins on the Front Lines at Ferguson Riots
by Wombat Sports
posted August 15, 2014 at 3:55pm

Cummins Several years ago, Ashley Cummins decided she wanted to serve her community as a police officer for the St. Louis Police department. She couldn’t have imagined the scene she would be involved in in Ferguson, MO. Among the violent protest...more

ESPN, FOX Sports and NBC Sports Group pledge over $2 million to the Women's Sports Foundation
by anngaff
posted August 1, 2014 at 2:05pm

  ESPN, Fox Sports and NBC Sports Group Join Together  to Ensure the Future of Girls and Women in Sports ESPN, FOX Sports and NBC Sports Group pledge over $2 million to the Women’s Sports Foundation to advance participation and  l...more

What do you think about charity races?
by Inspiring Sports Women
posted July 29, 2014 at 2:59pm

Lindsey Gibbons, Grainne McManomon and Tara Dillon at Colour Dash 2014, Dublin Sometimes a serious day out fundraising for charity can just be about having fun with your trainers on. These three women were among thousands running a brisk 5km in Dublin ...more

How A Skateboard Legend Is Using Her Skateboard To Improve The Future For Girls
by anngaff
posted July 24, 2014 at 1:32pm

  How A Skateboard Legend Is Using Her Skateboard To Improve The Future For Girls Through Girls Riders Organization, Inc.   New York, New York – July 24, 2014 – Skateboards are purchased everyday around the world.  But when t...more

NCAA/NACWAA Institute for Administrative Advancement East Recap
by NACWAA Blog: Inspiring Perspectives
posted July 9, 2014 at 10:36pm

Author:  NACWAA July 9, 2014 The NACWAA community is built with inspired leaders who are intentional about growing their talents and strengths. We were fortunate to work with 41 athletics administration professionals who were ea...more

Takeaways from 6th World Conference on Women and Sport (yes, obesity is actually a global problem)
by Fair Game News
posted June 18, 2014 at 8:13pm

By Laura Pappano During the IWG World Conference on Women and Sport one speaker joked that the formal program was what happened between coffee breaks. The observation was spot on: women sport leaders from 100 countries used coffee breaks as jam sessions...more

Using Sport To Make A Difference
by Marissa Kastanek
posted May 21, 2014 at 12:03am

Coach For College is a program that allows American college athletes to help teach/coach academics and sports to under privileged Vietnamese youth. I will take you on the trip and encourage you to make a difference in someone's life....more

Supermodels & Stars Show Up for Annual Up2Us Gala Supporting Youth Sports
by Pretty Tough
posted May 17, 2014 at 9:13am

The stars showed up for the 2nd Annual Up2Us Gala in New York City on Wednesday (May 14) including supermodel and TV host Heidi Klum rocking a stunning leopard-print skirt and corn rows. Klum was joined on the red carpet by an eclectic mix ...more

What I think about when I run #bringbackourgirls
by Byline to Finish Line
posted May 8, 2014 at 8:51pm

Hopefully by now, you’ve heard the news, that around 300 girls in Nigeria were abducted from their boarding school. The group responsible is opposed to all forms of Western education, and finds a particular distaste for educating girls. The Nigerian...more

Why Carolyn’s House matters via @amymoritz
by Byline to Finish Line
posted April 29, 2014 at 9:42pm

Every woman should have the opportunity to determine her own path in life. Self-sufficiency is the goal — to be able to provide for yourself, stand in your confidence and author your own life story. But none of us becomes self-sufficient in a v...more

Tamika Catchings, Elena Delle Donne and Brittney Griner inspire communities
by Jayda Evans: Womens Hoops Blog
posted February 13, 2014 at 4:02pm

The WNBA grabbed plenty of headlines this offseason. But aside from ownership changes and overseas player updates, there has been some big news regarding community outreach with some of the players. Earlier this month Elena Delle Donne, the WNBA Rookie o...more

Vote for Women's Ski Jumping Pioneer Lindsey Van for U.S. Flag Bearer - Sochi Opening Ceremony
by WomenCANIntl
posted January 29, 2014 at 8:48am

Vote for Women's Ski Jumping Pioneer Lindsey Van for U.S. Flag Bearer for the Sochi Opening Ceremony. VOTE HERE  http://www.nbcolympics.com/news/vote-who-should-be-flag-bearer-united-states No athlete more deserving than this woman who risked her c...more

Canoe Santas Wishing All a Very Merry Christmas!
by WomenCANIntl
posted December 24, 2013 at 6:42pm

Our favorite Santas (from Romania) wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas and Holiday Season. Olympic Rings are still on our wish- list! ...more

2020 Vision for Women's Canoe and Olympic Canoe/Kayak
by WomenCANIntl
posted December 21, 2013 at 7:51pm

WomenCAN International - Our 2014-2020 Goals: By 2020: 2020 – Tokyo Olympics – Balance between Canoe & Kayak and Men & Women – events and distances, at all levels of the sport   A Sport/Federation name which accu...more

ICF's 2020 Women's Canoe Proposal Lacks a Strategy and Transparency / Women's Canoe = Ready for Rio
by WomenCANIntl
posted November 27, 2013 at 4:17pm

A proposal from the International Canoe Federation (ICF) to include two women’s canoe single events in the 2020 Olympics has left Australian Canoe Slalom World Champion Jessica Fox “unimpressed.” She was angered by the November 15, 201...more

Olympic Paddler Says ICF's "No Changes for Rio 2016" A Step Back for Women & Sport.
by WomenCANIntl
posted November 19, 2013 at 10:20pm

SPORTSCENE received the article below from an athlete who wishes to remain anonymous for reasons as explained below. WomenCAN International applauds this paddler for speaking out and respects their wish to remain anonymous. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++...more

Olympics Still Closed for Women's Canoe? ICF Says No Changes for Rio2016
by WomenCANIntl
posted November 19, 2013 at 9:34pm

Is the International Canoe Federation Open to Change? Article by Keith Lyons http://keithlyons.me/open-to-change/ His exhortation for the ICF to be much more pro-active in change: "I do think we have an important window of conscience available to us in...more

Slalom Canoe World Champion Jessica Fox (AUS) Slams ICF Over Misleading Statements
by WomenCANIntl
posted November 17, 2013 at 9:58pm

Jessica Fox (AUS) Slams the International Canoe Federation over misleading statements in their recent press release about their proposal to add women's canoe events for Tokyo2020. "As a C1 woman, to know it will be in the Olympics is great news, however ...more

Richard Fox Slams ICF for Delaying Women's Canoe Inclusion Until Tokyo2020
by WomenCANIntl
posted November 17, 2013 at 7:29pm

Richard Fox slams the ICF over delaying inclusion of Women's Canoe until Tokyo 2020.      http://www.sportscene.tv/news/fox-slams-icf-over-olympic-plan "...high level female athletes continue to be significantly restricted in their acces...more

First-ever Women’s Canoe Events Proposed for Tokyo 2020
by WomenCANIntl
posted November 15, 2013 at 9:01pm

NEWS ALERT:   International Canoe Federation (ICF) announces they will propose C1 (singles canoe) Women’s Canoe Events for Tokyo 2020 Olympics - for the Sprint and Slalom disciplines.    #equalympics  #womenscanoe Current Olymp...more

Is It Really a New Era for Women's Sport? The International Canoe Federation's Dirty Little Secret
by WomenCANIntl
posted November 4, 2013 at 7:34pm

WomenCAN International participated in the 8th Annual Play the Game Conference in Aarhus, Denmark, October 28-31, 2013.  Link to presentation and speech script here. Play the Game’s aim is to strengthen the ethical foundation of sport and...more

Empowerment Through Sport Leadership Conference – Los Angeles 2013
by Pretty Tough
posted October 21, 2013 at 8:21pm

Empowerment Through Sport, founded by two-time Olympic gold medalist Angela Hucles, is an organization providing educational and motivational conferences, workshops, and speaking engagements for girls, their parents, and their coaches. On Saturday, Nove...more

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