It is not easy to be compared to a legend like Michael Phelps, but after winning a gold medal at London 2012 and five golds at the 2015 World Championships, Katie Ledecky was well her way to gaining the kind of acclaim reserved for the most decorated Olympian of all-time. After four golds at the Rio... Read More

Women Sports Speakers Who Will Dominate the Next Decade

Women have broken numerous barriers in all sports in 2020. In a major college football game, Sarah Fuller became the first woman to score. Becky Hammon made history by becoming the first female head coach in an NBA game. The WNBA and its players’ union signed a landmark eight-year collective agreeme... Read More

Simone Biles, the most decorated gymnast of all-time, chose to participate in the upcoming Tokyo Olympics for reasons other than adding to her gold medal collection. In the aftermath of the sexual abuse scandal surrounding former USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar, Biles wishes to use her platf... Read More

After beginning his career in the shadow of swimming icons like Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte, Nathan Adrian is Team USA’s veteran in the pool heading into the Tokyo Olympics. His rise to the top of the sport has not come without its share of challenges, however.Adrian revealed in 2019 that he had... Read More

Olympic swimmer Kathleen Baker became a Team USA mainstay with her improbable run in the 100-meter backstroke at the 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials. Paired against already-made stars like Missy Franklin and Natalie Coughlin, Baker was the one who stood out, finishing second in just 59.29 seconds.She would... Read More

On her way to becoming the first Black woman to win an individual Olympic gold medal in swimming, Simone Manuel has attracted quite a bit of attention for her efforts in the pool. She has also tackled some of the ongoing race issues in America, emerging as a leading diversity speaker from the sports... Read More

Although it is unlikely that anyone will be able to match Usain Bolt’s charm and star quality, there is one sprinter who might be able to take his mantle as the biggest name in the sport Noah Lyles holds all of the qualities required to become America’s next Olympic sprint champion.Ly... Read More

Tommie Smith forever became an icon for diversity when he raised his fist on the Olympic medal stage in 1968. Since then, the speaker Tommie Smith has shared his experiences with race and the importance of fighting for social justice. Most recently, Smith, who is regarded as one of the top dive... Read More

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