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WSF Friends Michelle Kwan and Alana Nichols Discuss the Foundation's Work, More on CBS' "We Need To Talk"

VIDEO: WSF Friend Michelle Kwan & WSF Board of Trustees member Alana Nichols join CBS' "We Need To Talk" to discuss their careers, the importance of the Women's Sports Foundation, and much more with co-hosts Amy Trask and WSF Past President Laila Ali.

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#TeamWSFinSochi's Olympic Success Opens 2014 Travel & Training Fund Application

2010 Olympic bronze medalist Elana Meyers was awarded a grant from our Travel & Training Find in 2013, money that will support her training as she pursues gold at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi as the driver of the U.S. Women’s 4 member Bobsled Team.

With the help of Travel & Training Fund partners Gatorade, we are so proud to have fueled the Olympic dreams of some incredible athletes and past recipients whose performances last week in Sochi were so inspiring. Keep reading to find out how #TeamWSFinSochi competed in the final week of the Winter Olympic Games and learn more about the Fund that has awarded almost two million dollars to aspiring champions since 1984.

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Where are They Now?: 1998 Travel & Training Fund grantee Vonetta Flowers

On February 19, 2002, the entire city of Birmingham, Alabama, was glued to their televisions during the Salt Lake Winter Olympic Games, watching hometown favorite Vonetta Flowers become the first-ever athlete of African descent to win a Winter Games gold. The bobsledder, to whom we awarded a grant from our Travel & Training Fund in 1998, also competed in the 2006 Torino Winter Olympic Games, finishing sixth. As accomplished as she was pioneering, Vonetta blazed the trail for current runners-turned-bobsledders like Lolo Jones and Lauryn Williams, who are both set to compete in Sochi next week. In honor of February’s Black History Month, we tracked down Vonetta to find out what she has been up to since her history-making run in Salt Lake in 2002.

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Team WSF in Sochi

Competition for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games is well underway! We really couldn’t love more watching amazing athletes' gold medal dreams come true. While we are certainly be cheering for every single Team USA athlete, we are especially excited to watch the U.S. Women’s Biathlon Team, curler Allison Pottinger, ice dancer Maia Shibutani, snowboarder Jamie Anderson, bobsledders Jazmine Fenlator and Elana Meyers, aerial skier Ashley Caldwell, skeleton racers Katie Uhlaender and Noelle Pikus-Pace and ice hockey players Julie Chu and Jessie Vetter. Why? As Travel & Training Fund grant winners, WSF Family members and WSF Sportswoman of the Year Award winners, these athletes make up our #TeamWSFinSochi contingent.

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We Are Proud to Announce our 2013 Travel & Training Fund Grantees

2010 Olympic bronze medalist Elana Meyers was awarded a grant from our Travel & Training Find in 2013, money that will support her training as she pursues gold at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi as the driver of the U.S. Women’s 4 member Bobsled Team.

We are thrilled to announce that, in partnership with Gatorade, 19 individuals and seven teams have each received financial support ranging from $2,500 to $6,000 to help provide financial fuel to future Olympic and World Champions...and beyond. Who are our 2013 Travel & Training Fund recipients and how will they use their grant to become the best?

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