During Black History Month, the WSF is proud to celebrate and honor all the incredible African-American women making waves on and off the field of play. One phenomenal woman we would like to highlight is two-time Olympic gold medalist and 2016 WSF Sportswoman of the Year, Claressa Shields. Hear her original poem she recited at the WSF Annual Salute to Women in Sports awards gala and what it was like for her to make history in Rio.
Following your passion towards a career path is a guaranteed way to always love what you do. For Olympic gold medalist Lauryn Williams, following a self-proclaimed love of “money and math” lead her to financial planning and the creation of her own financial services company, Worth Winning.
Women’s sports want your support. Since the implementation of Title IX in 1972, female participation in athletics has grown from one in 27 to now two in five, yet women’s sports are less than 2% of sport stories in the media. Together we can change that and it starts by getting in the stands.
There has been a steady increase in the participation of American women at the Olympics since the passage of Title IX and this summer we watched as hundreds of girls who benefited from this law made history.
At 18 years of age, I was at the Opening Ceremony of the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, as the only Indian to represent our country in the sport of table tennis. The four months leading up to the Games were full of hard work, excitement, sudden media attention and the knowledge of the expectations of an entire nation.
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.
At the age of 11, Amy Cozad decided she wanted to give diving a try over swimming and quickly the dream took hold to one day compete for Team USA. Now at the age of 25, she is making her dream a reality competing in the women’s synchronized 10-meter diving event at the Rio 2016…
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.
The 2012 London Olympic Games were widely celebrated as the “Games of the Woman.” But the Winter Olympics Games have not always been as equitable as its warm weather counterpart. Our 2010 report, “Women in the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Games: An Analysis of Participation, Leadership, and Media Opportunities,” examined this very idea from the drivers’ seat of the Vancouver Olympics. How do the numbers for the Sochi Games stack up? Are we making more strides toward total equality at the Winter Olympics?