Ann Gaffigan (anngaff)



Overland Park, KS, USA

About anngaff:

Chief Technical Officer, Women Talk Sports. I competed in Track & Field and Cross-Country in college at the University of Nebraska and competed professionally in Track & Field (3000m Steeplechase) from when I graduated in May 2004 until the 2008 Olympic Trials.

anngaff's Favorite Sports:

MMA, Olympics, Running, Soccer, Track & Field

anngaff's Posts:

Women's Ski Jumpers Feeling Optimistic about Inclusion in 2014 Olympics. Should they?
posted on October 25, 2010 at 4:51pm

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced today that they will delay the final decision on whether to add several new events, including women's ski jumping, to the Olympic program for Sochi 2014. The IOC board has further announced that they ha...more

Women Talk Sports Weekly Radio Show #2 - ESPN the Body Issue Debate
posted on October 23, 2010 at 2:25pm

Sunday afternoon, MarQ Piocos and l will host the weekly Women Talk Sports Radio Show at 3pm Pacific.  We will be discussing: Strikeforce Challengers 11 - Fresno: Shana Olsen vs. Julia Budd (recap, what this means for both fighters) ESPN ...more

Arabia Cup - Bahrainis fire 17 goals past Qatar
posted on October 19, 2010 at 12:43pm

Press Release. Bahrain picked up a resounding 17-0 victory over Qatar yesterday in Group 'A' as the Women's Football Cup Arabia 2010 got underway at the National Stadium in Riffa. It was a perfect start for Bahrain, under their coach Khalid Al Harban, w...more

Women Talk Sports Weekly Radio Show #1: Special Guest Deedee Corradini, president of Women's Ski Jumping USA
posted on October 17, 2010 at 4:29pm

Sunday afternoon, MarQ Piocos and l hosted the inaugural Women Talk Sports weekly radio show. Our special guest was Deedee Corradini, president of Women's Ski Jumping USA. Corradini has led an 8-year campaign to get women's ski jumping added to the Olymp...more

This is It. This is Our Moment in History. (espnW Retreat Reflection)
posted on October 6, 2010 at 4:32am

We are champions of a female sports culture. We are passionate about cultivating a national sports conversation for women. We will celebrate the athlete icons of today who inspire girls and women to do great things, and we'll introduce you to the next ge...more

Video Blog: the 1st 19 hours of the espnW Retreat
posted on October 1, 2010 at 9:52pm


Molly Goodenbour - UC Irvine Head Coach, Women's Basketball Pioneer
posted on September 23, 2010 at 1:50am

Whether she wants to admit it or not, Molly Goodenbour is one of women's basketball's pioneers. She played for Stanford from 1989-1993, helping her team to two NCAA titles and earning the designation of Final Four MVP in 1993. She played for the American ...more

“Join the Journey NYC” for equality in sport on Oct. 21
posted on September 22, 2010 at 1:20pm

American Lindsey Van has launched off ski jumps more than 20,000 times — often going the length of two football fields. In 2009, she became the first women’s world champion of ski jumping. But she didn’t compete in the Olympic Winter Gam...more

Molly Huddle wins USA 5 km Championships
posted on September 20, 2010 at 12:45am

(via release) PROVIDENCE - American record holder Molly Huddle (Providence, R.I.) easily took the women's crown and former University of Arizona star Robert Cheseret (Colorado Springs, Colo.) surprised the men's field to win his first U.S. road title at ...more

Decanation - There is no I in Team
posted on September 11, 2010 at 2:32am

A true team competition, Decanation 2010 awards prize money only to the teams scoring the most combined points of the 10 events - no individual prize money here. But the athletes who agreed to stick around for this late-in-the-season meet are rewarded by ...more

IAAF Continental Cup Recap - Upsets and Photo Finishes
posted on September 5, 2010 at 7:13pm

For a two-day meet, the IAAF Continental Cup sure seemed to be over in the blink of an eye. While many big names were missing from the start lists, we still saw exciting finishes and surprising upsets. Saturday morning the track events kicked off with ...more

IAAF Continental Cup - Almost $3 Million Up for Grabs for the World's Best Athletes
posted on September 3, 2010 at 9:58pm

The inaugural Continental Cup takes place Saturday and Sunday in Split, Croatia. If you follow track & field athletes on Twitter, you've probably seen some Twitpics (such as this one) of the beautiful hotel and surrounding area they are inhabiting w...more

Diamond League Brussels Highlights - Aguilera PR's, Huddle sets American Record
posted on August 30, 2010 at 7:14pm

The Memorial Van Damme in Brussels on Friday concluded the inaugural Diamond League competition with a bang.  In the women's steeplechase, Women Talk Sports member and USA Champion Lisa Aguilera set a personal best, bettering her former American Rec...more

Sexual Abuse by USA Swimming Coaches is Systemic, Lawyer Says [Podcast]
posted on August 18, 2010 at 6:33pm

In the podcast below, I interview Jon Little, Attorney at Law out of Indianapolis, who represents multiple female athletes who have been victims of sexual molestation by their swimming coaches. Little explains how USA Swimming is trying to pass off the bl...more

Diamond League London - Day 1 Recap
posted on August 14, 2010 at 2:10am

The Aviva Grand Prix (aka Diamond League London) brings us two days of action from the world's greatest athletes. The Crystal Palace has sold out for Saturday's session. Here's a quick recap of Day 1's (Friday's) events: Women's Discus  &n...more

Diamond League London - Day 1 Preview
posted on August 13, 2010 at 1:58am

The Aviva Grand Prix (aka Diamond League London) is going to be not one, but two, days of action from the world's greatest athletes (yeah that's right). The Crystal Palace has sold out for Saturday's session and is on its way to selling out for the F...more

Diamond League Stockholm Does Not Disappoint
posted on August 6, 2010 at 7:08pm

The Diamond League stopped in Stockholm today and did not disappoint, as the world's best athletes once again faced off, as has become the norm this summer, thanks to the new IAAF format introduced in 2010. If you build it, they will come - no longer are...more

Next Stop on the Diamond League Tour - Stockholm!
posted on August 6, 2010 at 3:00am

The next stop on the IAAF Diamond League Tour for the best track and field athletes in the world is the DN Galan in Stockholm. The new Diamond League is resulting in the best athletes competing at the same meets, which means you can bet on an amazing show...more

Herculis Monaco Preview!
posted on July 22, 2010 at 11:37am

The next stop for the IAAF Diamond League tour is in Herculis, Monaco, today. The new Diamond League has made 2010 a very exciting year for track and field, as the fans can look forward to a series of events attracting the best athletes from all events, n...more

Judge spikes QU's Title IX case [Video]
posted on July 22, 2010 at 1:06am


Track & Field Clinics in Orange County August 7th and 14th - Learn from the Best!
posted on July 21, 2010 at 12:04pm

Olympic gold medalist (2004, 100m hurdles) Joanna Hayes and I are holding two all-day clinics in August at Golden West College in Huntington Beach, CA! Joanna and I have been planning this since the spring with the intention of providing high-quality AND...more

Mark Wahlberg has his Tightie Whities in a Bunch
posted on July 15, 2010 at 11:31am

Enough said.  I was half watching the ESPY's to see who the winners were and half watching Jaelyn when I thought I heard Mark Wahlberg say something to the effect of "Men like looking at women, men like watching sports, so you would think women's sp...more

Chicago Bandits cruise over the Akron Racers with a homer-filled third inning
posted on July 11, 2010 at 1:14am

Written by - Grace Weitz Photo by - Dina Kwit A homer filled third inning and a near perfect game from Bandits’ pitcher, Kristina Thorson, helped the Bandits continue to cruise against the Akron Racers. The Bandits’ bats were noisy all ni...more

Team USA Wins Inaugural World Football Championship
posted on July 4, 2010 at 2:00pm

The United States won the gold medal at the inaugural IFAF Women's World Championship with a 66-0 victory over Canada at the Zinkensdamms IP Stadium in Stockholm, Sweden on Saturday, July 3. The Americans won ever game they played in the tournament AND ...more

Prefontaine Classic - Where Anyone Who's Anyone Competes - PREVIEW
posted on July 3, 2010 at 2:13am

All the buzz on my twitter feed today (well, besides UFC 116) has been about the evening-before events of the Prefontaine Classic, which include the Nike Track Nationals at Hayward Field mixed in with an elite women's 1500m and lots of track and field sta...more

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