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March 22, 2023
Women’s NCAA Tournament TV Ratings Are Through The Roof
The First Round games averaged 257,000 viewers which is up 27 percent from the 2022 Tournament. Four games eclipsed 400,000 viewers, led by the two biggest historical bluebloods. 639,000 viewers watched Tennessee beat St. Louis, and 636,000 people watched UCONN take down Vermont. Louisville vs Drake and South Carolina vs...
March 20, 2023
Calgary Marathon introduces pregnancy deferral, child care for 2023
Run Calgary has announced plans for new “family inclusivity amenities” that will be introduced at the 2023 Servus Calgary Marathon on May 28, including a pregnancy or postpartum deferral option, child care on race day and on-course infant feeding stations. Running Magazine
March 17, 2023
Do We Still Need Women’s-Only Triathlon Races?
Though the heyday of women’s-only events may have come and gone, there’s a resurgence of female events on the horizon. But why? Triathlete
March 13, 2023
Mikaela Shiffrin Just Became the Greatest Ski Racer of All Time
On February 19, 1989, Sweden’s Ingemar Stenmark won his 86thWorld Cup race—a giant slalom in Aspen, fewer than 100 miles from Edwards, Colorado, the hometown of American skier Mikaela Shiffrin. Thirty-four years later, in a strange twist of ski-racing serendipity, Mikaela Shiffrin surpassed Stenmark’s World Cup win record in Åre,...
March 9, 2023
Tour de France Femmes debut marks a ‘before and after’ for peloton
There will forever be a “before and after” in racing with the successful debut of the Tour de France Femmes avec Zwift in 2022. The platform and prestige that came with the international recognition of the maillot jaune lended immediate credibility to the race. VeloNews
March 7, 2023
Hundreds of London Cyclists Ride in Protest, Demanding Safer Streets for Women
Hundreds of people rode through the streets of London last weekend, protesting for safer cycling conditions for women. The event was organized by the London Cycling Campaign's (LCC) Women’s Network, along with Joyriders, a women’s cycling organization, and the Londra Bisiklet Klubu, a cycling group run by London’s Turkish/Kurdish community....
March 7, 2023
Florida Woman Sets Guinness World Record for Consecutive Ultramarathons
According to the newspaper, Cassidy started running in 2010 after she ran the Disney Marathon with her sister. Since then, she’s run 100 marathons and is on her way to becoming a World Marathon Major Six Star Finisher. Runners World
March 6, 2023
Woman Completes First Crossing of Africa on an Electric Motorcycle
Unaided by technical or medical support, Gottwald ended her journey in Cape Town, South Africa, on Feb. 15, 2023. Gottwald’s finish marks the first person to ride an electric motorcycle across the continent. She completed the 124-day quest using a Kalk AP, made by Swedish bike maker CAKE, which also...
February 23, 2023
Women’s March Madness Title Game Deserved a True Pregame Show
Since 2020, ESPN has made major strides in elevating the NCAA Division I women’s basketball tournament to better channels and times. The biggest change in 2023: The championship game will be broadcast on ABC for the first time. FOS
February 14, 2023
As Popularity Soars, WNBA Makes Bet With Broadcast Deal for Another League
The WNBA is using its own platform to elevate the women’s professional basketball league run by Athletes Unlimited. On Tuesday, the two entities announced that 25 of 30 Athletes Unlimited games will be broadcast on WNBA League Pass this season. Financial terms of the partnership were not disclosed. CBS Sports Network will...
February 8, 2023
Tour de France Femmes dates will change in 2024
A clash with the Paris Olympic Games will force Tour de France Femmes organizers to change the dates of the race in 2024. That’s according to Tour director Christian Prudhomme, speaking to reporters during an event to promote the Italian start of the 2024 Tour in Tuscany. VeloNews
January 30, 2023
Australia’s Women’s World Cup opener moved to bigger venue
Australia’s opener was originally set to be played at Sydney’s new Allianz Stadium, which seats 42,500, but it has been shifted to Stadium Australia, which seats more than 82,000. Stadium Australia, the former Olympic stadium, will also host the World Cup final on Aug. 20. AP
January 24, 2023
Pregnant Runner Calls Out Boston Marathon’s Lack Of Maternity Policy
After a runner’s Instagram post about the Boston Marathon’s lack of a clear policy around pregnancy deferrals, the Boston Athletics Association is finally taking action. Women's Running
January 23, 2023
WNBA Set to Test Its Popularity, Weigh Expansion in Canada
Canada has the chance to prove why it should get a WNBA team. Toronto is hosting a preseason game between the Minnesota Lynx and Chicago Sky in May at Scotiabank Arena that will air on Sportsnet and TSN. FOS
January 20, 2023
Lindsey Vonn Became the First Woman to Ski the Kitzbühel Streif. She Did It at Night.
American skiing great Lindsey Vonn won everything there is to win in alpine skiing before retirement in 2019 (Olympic gold, 82 World Cups, and multiple World Championships), but one last dream goal eluded her in her illustrious career: the notorious Streif downhill in Kitzbühel, Austria. The treacherous downhill course—immortalized by...
January 9, 2023
How Races are Supporting Lactating Runners
Lactating runners often rely on the advice from friends or other runners who have been through this before. But this fall, several races took steps to expand and promote lactation support services, making their events more inclusive for this modest but present population. Women's Running
January 9, 2023
Global Medalists, National Record Holders, Olympians and Paralympians Among 127th Boston Marathon Women’s Field
The Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.) proudly announced today the women’s professional field for the 127th Boston Marathon, featuring decorated Open, Wheelchair and Para Athletics Division athletes from 18 countries. Among the field are global medalists, national record holders, Olympians and Paralympians, as well as five Boston Marathon champions. BAA
January 4, 2023
Everything you need to know about the 2023 Women’s WorldTour calendar
With 30 events and 86 race days across three continents, the Women's WorldTour is bigger than ever. VeloNews
December 31, 2022
Top Moments in Women’s Sports: 2022
As time goes on, women’s sports are only continuing to prove their value. Female athletes are setting the bar high while inspiring the next generation. Here are Her Campus' top five moments in women’s sports in 2022. Her Campus
December 21, 2022
Women in the Tube: A New Era
With the 2022 Vans Pipeline Masters’ significantly expanded and a remarkably diverse women’s division emphatically justifying its format with Carissa Moore’s amazing first-round Backdoor barrel, it seems like the appropriate time to consider the relatively recent paradigm shift in women’s tube riding. A dramatic advancement. And while finally receiving overdue...
December 12, 2022
Life Time responds to Sea Otter petition, changes start times for women’s cross-country race
Life Time, the parent company of the Sea Otter Classic, has said they are changing the start format of the Fuego 40km cross-country mountain bike race in 2023. In 2023, all women's age group categories will start ahead of the men. VeloNews
December 9, 2022
Record-breaking Women’s Super League attendances up 200% on last year – director
A new WSL record attendance was set in September when 47,367 spectators turned out to watch Arsenal beat north London rivals Tottenham Hotspur 4-0 at the Emirates Stadium. This followed a record-breaking women's Euros campaign which saw 87,192 fans pack into Wembley Stadium to see England win the tournament. ESPN
December 7, 2022
Study: UK women’s sports viewership up sevenfold since 2012
The organisation has found that this year’s average viewing time per person for women’s sport is at seven hours and 50 minutes, up to the end of October. This marks a significant increase compared to a decade ago, when an average time of an hour and 22 minutes was spent...
December 6, 2022
Bleeding Fingers, Hailstorms, and 2,000 Vertical Feet: How Three Women Set a Big-Wall Climbing Record
Sasha DiGiulian, Brette Harrington, and Matilda Söderlund traveled to Spain to send one of the hardest such routes. Rayu marks 16 pitches of biting limestone and a 5.14b crux. For DiGiulian, it also signaled a return to the height of her athletic career. Outside Online
December 6, 2022
PGA, LPGA To Restart Mixed Event After 24-Year Hiatus
A mixed-team golf event will be a fixture on the PGA Tour schedule for the first time in almost 25 years. The PGA and LPGA announced that the QBE Shootout will be converted into a mixed-team event starting in 2023 — a return to the format after the last JCPenney...