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Amy Purdy wins Sochi Paralympic medal, heads to LA for DWTS debut
by Pretty Tough
posted March 15, 2014 at 9:56am

Para-snowboarding took place for the first time in the history of the Paralympic Winter Games today and American snowboarder Amy Purdy captured a bronze medal. After the medal ceremony tonight, Purdy will catch a flight to Los Angeles to prepare for ...more

Is It Really a New Era for Women's Sport? The International Canoe Federation's Dirty Little Secret
by WomenCANIntl
posted November 4, 2013 at 7:34pm

WomenCAN International participated in the 8th Annual Play the Game Conference in Aarhus, Denmark, October 28-31, 2013.  Link to presentation and speech script here. Play the Game’s aim is to strengthen the ethical foundation of sport and...more

Never Ever Give Up a blog post inspired by @diananyad
by EmilyAzevedo
posted September 10, 2013 at 3:40pm

I don’t know Diana Nyad nor had I followed her extreme dream before this her fifth and final attempt of swimming the 110 miles from Cuba to Florida.  I found myself glued to the television cheering the 64 year old on and tearing up as she limp...more

Never Ever Give Up a blog post inspired by @diananyad
by EmilyAzevedo
posted September 10, 2013 at 3:40pm

I don’t know Diana Nyad nor had I followed her extreme dream before this her fifth and final attempt of swimming the 110 miles from Cuba to Florida.  I found myself glued to the television cheering the 64 year old on and tearing up as she limp...more

My Athlete life by @emilyazevedo
by EmilyAzevedo
posted July 29, 2013 at 10:33am

My life as an athlete has been a small amount of luck, a hell of a lot of hard work and an indefinite amount of sacrifice.  I wish I could say that an Olympic athlete’s life is as glamorous as society would assume, but our jobs are a bit unort...more

More Female Visibility After the Success of London 2012?
by Women in Sport International
posted December 27, 2012 at 5:48pm

By Jo Jo Rennie I remember when I was about 15 and my teacher played a game with us in a PE (Physical Education) class at school. He told us to take it in turns to each name a famous athlete, and to continue around the class until someone hesitated or dr...more

Iranian Female Athletes Find Their Way
by Muslim Women in Sports
posted September 16, 2012 at 8:09pm

By Leila MOURI At this summer's London paralympics, Iran's Zahra Nemati won an archery gold, becoming the first Iranian woman to win a gold medal at any Olympic Games. In an interview with the Tehran Times, Nemati said that the lack of faciliti...more

Coldplay, Rihanna, Jay-Z Perform at London Paralympics Closing Ceremony
by Pretty Tough
posted September 11, 2012 at 8:10am

Coldplay and Rihanna rocked the Olympic Stadium Sunday night to give the 2012  Paralympic Games a rousing send-off and wrap up an unforgettable summer of sports in London. Jay-Z joined the three-hour party at a packed 80,000-seat arena that has play...more

Iran’s Zahra Nemati wins archery gold at 2012 Paralympics
by Muslim Women in Sports
posted September 4, 2012 at 10:51pm

LONDON - Recurve archer Zahra Nemati won the gold medal in women's individual W1/W2 class event at 2012 London Paralympics.She beat Elisabetta Mijno of Italy 7-3 in the final to claim the gold. Li Jinzhi of China defeated Italian Veronica Floreno to ...more

Consider contributions Paralympians make to Olympic mission
by Sports, Media & Society
posted August 31, 2012 at 8:42am

For most Americans, the ongoing Paralympics is an afterthought – especially considering the scant media attention it receives here.  (To follow coverage, refer to this earlier blog post by my colleague Dunja Antunovic.) Sports performed by tho...more

Paralympics: Where to follow?
by Sports, Media & Society
posted August 28, 2012 at 8:39am

If you thought that the closing ceremony of the Olympic Games marked the end of sports from London, think twice. The Paralympics are beginning in 10 days. The media coverage probably won't be as ubiquitous as it was for a few weeks when you, literally, c...more

Paralympics: Where to follow?
by Sports, Media & Society
posted August 19, 2012 at 9:16am

If you thought that the closing ceremony of the Olympic Games marked the end of sports from London, think twice. The Paralympics are beginning in 10 days. The media coverage probably won't be as ubiquitous as it was for a few weeks when you, literally, c...more

The Olympics Are Coming!
by Pat Griffin's LGBT Sport Blog
posted July 17, 2012 at 9:08pm

The London Olympic Games begin in a little over a week so, of course, speculation begins about the number of openly LGBT athletes will be competing.  This Advocate articleidentifies a handful of openly lesbian and gay athletes who will be competing a...more

Anticipating the Olympics? Look beyond -- to the 2012 Paralympics
by Sports, Media & Society
posted July 11, 2012 at 9:13pm

I know that a great deal of excitement is building as the Olympic Games in London draw near. And I'll certainly be watching. But for me and a growing number of sports fans around the world, another set of games just two weeks after the closing ceremonies ...more

Meghan Maiwald and the San Jose State University Women's Soccer Team
by BAWSI Drea
posted April 19, 2012 at 11:50am

Support Meghan Maiwald and the USA Women’s Deaf National Soccer Team on their journey to the Deaf World Cup and Deaflympics....more

Paralympian Ellen Keane on the line
by Inspiring Sports Women
posted April 6, 2012 at 8:25pm

The Paralympics are coming up in a few months time just after the Olympics in London. I've had a few of the Irish team on here already, and today's post is a radio interview I did with Dublin swimmer Ellen Keane.Wishing Ellen the best of luck at the Briti...more

Athletes Giving Back!
by BAWSI Drea
posted March 12, 2012 at 11:58pm

Santa Clara University Cross Country athletes give back to their community by teaching adaptive sports to children with disabilities....more

Irish cyclist Fran Meehan on what it's like to win gold at the World Para-cycling Championships
by Inspiring Sports Women
posted March 8, 2012 at 1:40pm

Irish cyclist Fran Meehan and her partially-sighted partner Catherine Walsh won Gold at the World Para-cycling championships in Los Angeles recently. Here Fran describes for us what it’s like to race at that level. This training camp was all about r...more

Countdown to the Paralympic Games - April Holmes' #GOLDMEDALMOMENT
by AprilHolmes
posted February 10, 2012 at 11:41am

April Holmes Have you ever dreamed of a moment where you would win a GOLD medal? The world would see your performance, your achievements would be honored, a stadium of fans chanting your name, tears streaming down your face, and you get to hear the Nat...more

Time for the Paralympics too
by Inspiring Sports Women
posted January 24, 2012 at 7:23am

It's an Olympic year, true true but it's also time for thousands of others to get ready for the London Paralympic Games. The Irish Paralympian Team got their first official outing this month   - interviews, profiles and news about the games...more

Catherine Walsh, Paralympic cyclist
by Inspiring Sports Women
posted January 6, 2012 at 1:25am

Longer post than usual - this interview I did with cyclist Catherine Walsh ran in the Irish Independent today, a supplement for the Irish Paralympic Team.  (too big for my scanner, will upload the paper later as it's not online!) Catherine Walsh, wi...more

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