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  1. Fair? The IOC's Gender Testing Policy Is the Exact Opposite

    Kate Fagan

    A young sprinter with high levels of testosterone braces to challenge a policy that, rather than leveling the playing field, discriminates against some athletes.

    Story | Conversation | September 09, 2014
  2. espnW -- Another Olympic strikeout for baseball and softball

    Donna de Varona

    Softball and baseball's failed bids for reinstatement in the Olympic Games should serve as a wake-up call, and the sports can learn valuable lessons from wrestling's successful pitch back to the international spotlight.

    Story | Conversation | September 09, 2013
  3. espnW -- What's next for softball after failed Olympic bid?

    Graham Hays

    Striking out for the third time in a bid to bring softball back to the Olympics might mean it's time to move on, but it doesn't mean the sport is dead in the U.S. -- far from it. The challenge lies in keeping stars in the spotlight after college.

    Story | Conversation | September 09, 2013
  4. espnW -- USA Softball botches Keilani Ricketts' deal

    Graham Hays

    USA Softball has enough problems on its plate without creating more, but that's exactly what it did when trying to force its biggest star, Keilani Ricketts, into a long-term deal.

    Story | Conversation | July 11, 2013
  5. IIHF chief says women's hockey good enough for Olympics

    The head of the International Ice Hockey Federation believes the 2013 women's world hockey championship has been competitive enough to quell any threat of the sport being dropped from the Olympics.

    Story | Conversation | April 09, 2013
  6. Hail to the chief: Angela Ruggiero

    Lizzie Haldane

    In honor of Presidents Day, we focus on a VIP in the women's sports world -- the president of the Women's Sports Foundation, Angela Ruggiero. The California native was elected to the International Olympic Committee's Athletes' Commission in 2010 afte...

    Blog | February 18, 2013
  7. IOC president Jacques Rogge 'cautiously optimistic' Saudi Arabia ...

    International Olympic Committee president Jacques Rogge said Saturday he is "cautiously optimistic" that Saudi Arabia, one of three nations that has never sent a female athlete to the Olympics, will send a woman to the next Olympic Games in London.

    Story | Conversation | February 18, 2012
  8. London Calling -- Kona champ Chrissie Wellington: Freak of nature...

    Kathryn Bertine

    Kathryn Bertine interviews triathlete phenom Chrissie Wellington, who just won her fourth Ironman world championship in Hawaii.

    Story | Conversation | October 13, 2011
  9. Softball still has long road to 2020

    Sarah Spain

    The International Olympic Committee includes the sport on its short list of eight to be considered for the 2020 Games, but only one of those will make it.

    Story | Conversation | July 05, 2011
  10. Ski jumper Lindsey Van on how to save a life

    Lara Rosenbaum

    While women's ski jumping makes a breakthrough in recognition from the IOC, U.S. national champion Lindsey Van helps others fight for their lives as a bone marrow donor.

    Story | Conversation | May 01, 2011
  11. Women ski jumpers relieved, ecstatic at IOC's inclusion

    Meri-Jo Borzilleri

    After a decade of effort, a court case and even a medical discussion, the sport is finally accepted into the Olympics. It will be on the program for the 2014 Games in Russia.

    Blog | Conversation | April 06, 2011
  12. Jessica Mendoza on leaving the U.S. national softball team

    Jessica Mendoza

    Jessica Mendoza, a two-time Olympic medalist in softball, announced today that she and her 2008 Olympic teammates are leaving the U.S. national team to play exclusively for the National Pro Fastpitch league.

    Blog | Conversation | January 12, 2011
  13. Sepp Blatter's control a problem again

    Sarah Spain

    FIFA president Sepp Blatter, whose statements have drawn more international ire than LeBron James' "I'm taking my talents to South Beach" snafu, is at it again. And this time, he's targeting women.

    Blog | Conversation | January 07, 2011
  14. Uprising in London causes unease about Olympics

    Viv Bernstein

    Olympic officials say they will deliver a safe Games in 2012, but history has taught us to brace ourselves.

    Story | Conversation | August 13, 2011