Ann Wauters remembers her feelings of insecurity while growing up in Sint-Gillis-Waas, Belgium.
“I was that girl who was way too tall and I didn’t have too much confidence,” the 6-foot-4 center recalls.
It wasn’t until a classmate suggested the shy preteen turn her height from an insecurity into an advantage by playing basketball that Wauters was able to truly be herself. The basketball court felt like home; it became a source of confidence.
Continue reading “Belgium Women’s Basketball Team Inspiring Next Generation Ahead of Olympic Debut”
It’s hard to find many positives in the middle of a pandemic. People are instructed to stay at home as much as possible, restaurants and bars have closed, schools have gone virtual, and sports are suspended. Continue reading “NBA Suspension, Olympics Postponement Gives Pau Gasol Time to Rehab, Plan Future”
Carissa Moore arrived on the World Surf League Championship Tour in 2010. The 27-year-old has seen the WSL and sport radically transform over the past decade, and she hopes that will continue as surfing makes its debut on the world’s biggest stage next summer at the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo. Continue reading “Carissa Moore and Caroline Marks To Represent Team USA at 2020 Olympics”
Volleyball is vying to become the first sport played at both the Winter Olympics and Summer Olympics. Continue reading “Snow Volleyball at the Winter Olympics? Maybe”
Olivia Blatchford is ready to play hard to get. The American professional squash player is tired of the sport presenting itself and begging the International Olympic Committee to include it in the quadrennial Games. Continue reading “Squash’s Continued Struggle for Olympic Inclusion”
The age-old debate of club vs. country is back in the limelight as the National Hockey League put its foot down regarding its players participating in the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Continue reading “NHL Says ‘No’ to 2018 Winter Olympics”
Running is one of the simplest competitions in the history of mankind. No team is needed. No expensive equipment is required. It’s one person against at least one other competitor.
That’s why running, especially sprinting, has been part of the Olympics since their inception. Continue reading “A History of Sprinting at the Olympics”