women in sports

Flags at London Olympics closing ceremony (© AP Images)

How 4 dual-citizen athletes look to make their mark in Rio

If you are a citizen of two countries, who do you represent in the Olympics? These four athletes will tell you! Learn about their road to Rio.
U.S. women's gynmastics team posing for photo with flowers and confetti (© AP Images)

Meet the U.S. women’s gymnastics team

The U.S. women's gymnastics team is sure to impress fans both inside and outside of the arena. Take a look at the athletes who make up the team.
Portrait of Tamika Catchings holding basketball (© AP Images)

On the court, Tamika Catchings found an unlikely sixth sense

Tamika Catchings, basketball superstar, uses her differences as a sixth sense in basketball. She is preparing for her fourth Olympic Games.
Olympic rings in front of fireworks (© AP Images)

Need some Olympic-level motivation? [video]

Team USA Olympic and Paralympic athletes share mantras that make them move faster, reach higher and feel stronger, from training to competition time.
Rugby ball suspended in air near woman (© AP Images)

Unstoppable: After scrum with cancer, she’s ready for rugby

After two nearly career-ending incidents, rugby player Jillion Potter is ready to compete on the world stage at the Olympics in Rio.
Pat Summitt with basketball (@ AP Images)

Remembering a pioneer in women’s basketball

The late Pat Summitt was the most successful coach in U.S. college basketball history — man or woman — and a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
Ibtihaj Muhammad (©AP Images)

Meet trailblazing Olympic fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad [video]

The first member of America's diverse Muslim community to compete in her hijab at the Olympics was present during President Obama's mosque visit.

American football: The new international sport?

The Super Bowl turns 50 as American football gains players and fans from around the world. Which NFL players weren't born in the U.S.?

Everyday conversations: Women and sports [audio]

Practice American English by reading and listening to these real-world everyday conversations. Here, two students discuss women and sports.