women in sports
With the Winter Olympics looming in 2018, hockey fans look to Michigan, where eight nations are competing in the ice hockey Women’s World Championship.
Baseball has grown in popularity in the Middle East. In Gaza, interest in baseball turned out to be stronger among girls than boys.
Tennis players Venus and Serena Williams have made their mark off the tennis courts too, inspiring young women to push for greatness.
Talk with several female athletes and a sports reporter in a live, global webchat about “Finding Strength Through Sports" March 29 at 6 a.m. EDT.
Fatima Al Ali, a hockey-playing, hijab-wearing woman from Abu Dhabi with a wicked slapshot, got to live her dream and practice with the Washington Capitals.
Professional basketball player LeBron James and Olympic gold medalist gymnast Simone Biles each won another top honor: 2016′s Athlete of the Year.
Women in America excel at sports, but their images can be hard to find. The National Portrait Gallery is building up its collection showing female athletes.
For the second straight Olympics, women athletes outnumber men on the U.S. Olympic team, 292 to 262. Team USA will field the most women of any nation.
American athletes from earlier Olympics who broke records in their sports and barriers in society are remembered in this photo gallery.