May 31, 2023
Triathlete proudly shares ‘beautiful’ racing photo where she bled through swimsuit while on her period
A triathlete has proudly shared a “beautiful” photo from a recent race, in which she bled through her bodysuit while on her period. Emma Pallant-Browne took to Instagram last week to share a photo from a race on 19 May, as she was competing in the PTO European Open triathlon...
May 15, 2023
Why Are So Many Women Runners Kicking Butt in Their Late 30s?
Sara Hall and Keira D’Amato are benefitting from hard work, changing social mores and more equitable sponsorships for female athletes. Women's Running
February 23, 2023
Lesley Paterson competed in triathlon despite excruciating pain from broken shoulder to fund BAFTA-winning movie
The story goes that in 2016, Paterson crashed her bike and broke her shoulder just one day before she was to compete in a triathlon. She needed to win the event in Costa Rica to use the winner’s cheque for making the movie. A gruelling event, the triathlon requires an...
February 20, 2023
Lesley Paterson: The Scottish triathlon star whose movie-making marathon was rewarded with BAFTAs glory
On Sunday night their anti-war epic, which focuses on the experiences of a young German soldier on the Western Front during the First World War, won seven awards, including best adapted screenplay. The Scotsman
February 14, 2023
The Agony of Afghanistan’s Ironwoman
You can draw a straight line from the hellish endurance race Zeinab Rezaie ran at the airport on the day Kabul fell—no security, just mayhem; pushing through barbed wire—to the moment she became the first Afghan woman to finish an Ironman 70.3. SI
February 3, 2023
Snowboarders Accuse U.S. Ski & Snowboard, USOPC of Sex Trafficking
The U.S. Ski & Snowboard, the federation’s former CEO and the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee comprised to cover up “a pattern of unwanted sexual abuse” allegedly perpetrated by former snowboarding coach Peter Foley, according to a federal lawsuit filed on Thursday. FOS
January 24, 2023
The triathlon world champ making Oscars headlines in Hollywood
Triathlon is a sport that requires top-level performance across three difference disciplines to achieve success at the highest level and with five World Championship titles, there’s no doubt Scotland’s Lesley Paterson has done just that. Alongside her writing partner, Ian Stokell, they wrote the screenplay for a new adaptation of All Quiet on...
January 14, 2023
LSU Gymnastics enhancing security after fans of TikTok star Olivia Dunne disrupt meet
The head coach of Louisiana State University’s gymnastics team said there will be added security when it travels to an away meet after an incident last week where fans of Tigers gymnast and TikTok influencer Olivia Dunne disrupted a meet against the University of Utah earlier this week in Salt...
January 10, 2023
Four coaches given lifetime bans by NWSL for sexual and emotional misconduct
Four former National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) coaches have been given lifetime bans by the league after an investigation found them to have committed sexual and emotional misconduct while at their respective clubs. Paul Riley, Christy Holly, Rory Dames and Richie Burke have been permanently excluded by NWSL commissioner Jessica...
January 1, 2023
Martina Navratilova diagnosed with throat, breast cancer
Tennis 18-time Grand Slam singles champion and member of the International Tennis Hall of Fame Martina Navratilova, in a statement released by her representative, noticed an enlarged lymph node in her neck while attending the season-ending WTA Finals in Fort Worth, Texas, in November. A biopsy showed early stage throat...
December 20, 2022
Female Nike Employees Allege Details of Sexual Harassment, Discrimination in Newly Unsealed Documents
A series of documents highlighting more details about the allegations of gender discrimination and sexual harassment at Nike has been unsealed to the public, following a legal push from various publications with an interest in covering the news. The documents, which include thousands of pages of records of handwritten and typed surveys...
December 20, 2022
Diana Kipyokei officially stripped of 2021 Boston Marathon title, receives 6-year doping ban
Kenyan marathoner Diana Kipyokei has been banned for six years and stripped of her 2021 Boston Marathon title for doping and tampering, the Athletics Integrity Unit said Tuesday. Boston.com
December 19, 2022
IOC amends transgender guidelines
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has ushered in a new set of transgender guidelines, which it says is designed to preserve a level playing field in female sport. The issue has become a hot topic in sports, with US swimmer Lia Thomas and New Zealand weightlifter Laurel Hubbard prominent examples...
December 8, 2022
WNBA star Brittney Griner released from Russian custody in a high-profile prisoner swap between the U.S. and Moscow
WNBA star Brittney Griner is free Thursday after the Biden administration negotiated her release from a Russian penal colony in exchange for an arms dealer, according to a senior administration official. President Joe Biden signed off on the trade, which took place in the United Arab Emirates, even though it meant...
December 5, 2022
Is working out while high L.A.’s next fitness craze? This trainer is betting on it
Stoned+Toned, a fitness company that blends cannabis and fitness in pursuit of community and a more pleasurable workout, is among those betting big on the legal cannabis boom bringing fitness along. San Francisco is home to a “cannabis gym” that encourages visitors to light up and lift. Researchers are taking...
November 9, 2022
Brittney Griner moving to Russian penal colony; exact location unknown
Brittney Griner is being transferred to a Russian penal colony -- a move her family has dreaded since Griner's August conviction on drug charges -- but her lawyers don't know where she is or where she's heading, her Russian legal team announced early Wednesday in Moscow. ESPN
November 2, 2022
Trendy Michigan-based sports bra brand Shefit sued by former executives
The Michigan-based sports bra and athletic women's apparel company Shefit is facing lawsuits from two former top executives that include allegations of tax evasion, firing employees because of their weight and raunchy remarks by the founder's husband. Detroit Free Press
October 25, 2022
Brittney Griner’s Appeal for 9-Year Prison Sentence Denied
A Russian court has denied the appeal of WNBA star Brittney Griner, who is being held in the country on charges related to possession of marijuana products. She is currently in a penal colony outside Moscow. Griner, who was arrested in February and convicted in August, faces an official nine-year...
October 19, 2022
Iranian Climber Elnaz Rekabi Resurfaces in Tehran, but Concerns Remain
Concerns grew over the week after 33-year-old Iranian rock climber Elnaz Rekabi offered no public response to widespread news questioning her whereabouts and safety. But according to BBC, she arrived in Tehran early this morning. Gear Junkie
October 11, 2022
Paulson steps away as CEO of Timbers, Thorns amid scandal
Merritt Paulson removed himself Tuesday as the chief operating officer of the Portland Timbers of Major League Soccer and the Portland Thorns of the National Women's Soccer League. It comes in the wake of an investigation that found abusive behavior, misconduct and administrative failure throughout the NWSL. Bally Sports
October 6, 2022
Florida high school athletes required to release menstrual information
On Tuesday, Jacksonville.com reported that Florida high school athletics officials are requiring female athletes to report their menstruation history. While releasing some medical information to school officials has been a requirement for participating in cross country, track and other high school athletics for years, documenting menstrual history is new and...
October 5, 2022
Allegations of Coach-Athlete Sex, Rape, and Doping Rock Huntington University Track & Field Program
The newest allegations come from Woods’ reporting as well as a lawsuit filed by attorney Jon Little on behalf of two former NAIA champions for Huntington, Emma Wilson and Hannah Stoffel. Wilson and Stoffel both allege Johnson gave them unknown injections which they fear were performance-enhancing drugs and they are...
September 26, 2022
Renowned Mountaineer Hilaree Nelson’s Body Found on Manaslu
Renowned big-mountain skier Hilaree Nelson has gone missing on 26,781-foot Manaslu while attempting to descend the peak on skis on Monday. According to multiple reports, Nelson, 49, crashed just below the summit. Outside
September 20, 2022
After Brittney Griner conviction, WNBA players avoid Russia during offseason
For the past few decades, Russia has been the preferred offseason destination for WNBA players to compete because of the high salaries that can exceed $1 million – nearly quadruple the base salary of top WNBA players — and the resources and amenities teams offered them. PBS
September 6, 2022
Cal Swimmers Urge University to ‘Stop The Abuse’ Amid Coach Investigation
A group of 31 current and former Cal swimmers and 22 parents of swimmers sent a letter to the University of California, Berkeley chancellor and other university leaders last Wednesday calling on them to address the “toxic culture” within the program. Teri McKeever, the coach of the women’s team, has...