women in sports

Runners racing on a track (© Damian Dovarganes/AP Images)

Smithsonian honors Special Olympics athletes and history

A new museum exhibition traces the roots of the Special Olympics organization, focusing on founder Eunice Kennedy Shriver and four accomplished Special Olympians.
Woman holding a young girl at the top of a mountain (Courtesy Hollie Kenney)

7-year-old Texan climbs Mount Kilimanjaro

Motivated by her late father's memory, 7-year-old Montannah Kenney becomes the youngest to reach Africa's highest peak at 5,895 meters.
Woman in gym holding championship belt (© Earl Gibson III/WireImage/Getty Images)

Top female athletes: Pulling no punches and riding high

Top female athletes are making their mark in sports that were once considered just for men. Meet some of the women who have what it takes to succeed in boxing, wrestling, and more.
Smiling woman racing in lightweight wheelchair on a track (© Hannah Peters/Getty Images)

Scoring gains for disability rights on and off the track

The experiences of two women Paralympians show how competitive sports can open up opportunities and change the lives of people with disabilities.
Woman standing with arms outstretched with snow falling around her (© Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Versatile Paralympian poised for another medal run

Born in Ukraine, Oksana Masters is a double-amputee who has become one of America’s most versatile Paralympians, winning medals in both the Winter and Summer Games.
Girl riding on another girl's back (© Jane G. Photography)

Female Olympians inspire the next generation

As the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Games come to a close, the next generation of athletes is getting started. The women of Team USA want to help lead these girls to their own future greatness.
Two skaters hugging (© Roberto Schmidt/AFP/Getty Images)

The style and drama of Olympic figure skating

Figure skating has become an iconic part of the Winter Games, with spectators fascinated by the stories behind the skaters and the drama and fashion they bring to the Olympics.
Three ice skaters (© Topical Press Agency/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Olympic figure skating: The early years

The evolution of figure skating is linked closely to the modern Olympic movement. The gravity-defying, glamour-loving athletes of today owe their sport to these pioneers on the ice.
Chloe Kim in air on snowboard, with blue sky and mountains in background (Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)

Here’s a free 2018 Winter Olympics poster of Chloe Kim

Meet one of America's Winter Olympics medal hopefuls: Chloe Kim, who can perform some of snowboarding’s most challenging stunts.