The Paralympic Games are upon us with a promise to be better than ever with unprecedented coverage and more athletes competing than before. As you prepare your viewing schedule, be sure to look out for and cheer on our #TeamWSF athletes.
The 2016 Rio Olympic Games have officially come to a close and what an incredible few weeks it has been! This summer Team USA boasted a roster with 294 women, marking the most women to ever compete for any nation at a single Games. Check out how our #TeamWSF athletes performed and were a part of history.
Olympic year is finally here and the WSF is excited to celebrate and share the list of our amazing and talented athletes that will be competing in the Rio Olympic Games. Members of #TeamWSF include WSF leadership and Travel & Training and Rusty Kanokogi grant recipients.
Angela Ruggiero is one of the most-decorated ice hockey players in the history of the sport. With an Olympic gold medal, two silvers and a bronze and four World Championship golds, her name sits at the top of the all-time greatest list. Not just a star on the ice, Ruggiero graduated cum laude from Harvard University in 2004. She then went on to earn a Master’s degree from the University of Minnesota; after announcing her retirement from ice hockey in 2011, Ruggiero returned to Boston and is currently working toward an MBA at Harvard Business School. We are thrilled to have someone with such an impressive pedigree serve as the President of the Women’s Sports Foundation. Last week, we sat down with Ruggiero to talk about her new leadership role, her work with the IOC and why our mission matters to her.
We are proud to announce the appointment of Sandra (Sandy) Vivas as Chair-Elect to the WSF Board of Trustees. Sandy will assume the role of chair on January 1, 2013, and will help shape strategic direction and development initiatives for the us during a two-year term. Benita Fitzgerald-Mosley, current chair and Chief of Sport Performance for USA Track & Field, will continue to serve on the Foundation’s Board.
A new USA Today article focuses on WSF Board of Trustees member and Olympic gold medal winner Shawn Johnson. Read as the gymnast talks her struggle with weight and body image after post-Olympic and “normal” teenage life began to take effect.