Aimee Mullins, current Women’s Sports Foundation Trustee and a former WSF President, is gifted more than most and is inspiring to anyone who knows her story. Not only is she a world-class athlete, she is a graduate of Georgetown University, a model, and an actress who has starred in both movies and on television. To…
When the Japanese women’s soccer team got on the plane to go to London for the Olympic Games, they were led to coach seating, only to realize that the men’s national team was enjoying the comfortable accommodations of business class.
Physical inactivity is the main cause of obesity, which affects over 23 million youth. Further, only half of American children meet the Surgeon General’s recommendation for at least 60 minutes of physical activity more than three days per week.
A a new state law mandating that every Pennsylvania public school takes note of the size, budget, and objective of each sports program has been passed. This new law goes hand- in-hand with Title IX, a federal law passed in 1972 that requires equal budgets for male and female sports in any federal institution that receives public funding.
On Monday, the Ivy League implemented new rules to prevent concussions in soccer and lacrosse. These new changes will be imposed this upcoming fall, for both men and women. The Ivy League consists of Brown University, Columbia University, Cornell University, Dartmouth College, Harvard University, Princeton University, the University of Pennsylvania, and Yale University.
Despite their success at the London Olympic Games, many Olympians will return to the States with great financial concerns. The U.S. government is one of the select countries that does not grant Olympians money. U.S. Olympians are forced to rely on the U.S. Olympic committee (USOC), which receives money from the International Olympic Committee (IOC). The problem lies in that the money given by the U.S. Olympic Committee ($170 million annually) is spread across all sports and is not divided evenly. The majority of the money goes to the “popular” sports — the lesser-viewed sports are left without much financial assistance.
The U.S. Olympic committee just released the final roster of the athletes heading to the London Olympic Games in two shorts weeks. It consists of 530 athletes, 269 of which are female and 261 male, meaning that more women will represent our country in the Olympic Games than men for the first time in history.