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  1. espnW -- Influential women and moments in sports history

    In honor of Women's History Month, we highlight some of the most influential women and moments in sports history.

    Photo Gallery | Conversation | February 28, 2014
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  3. espnW -- Friends of late Wilma Rudolph recall athletic talent, en...

    Andrew Linnehan

    African-American sprinter Wilma Rudolph's talent made her a sports legend when she won three gold medals at the 1960 Olympics. Friends recall how her character made her an American icon.

    Story | Conversation | February 27, 2014
  4. Wilma Rudolph Adds To Legacy


    On this day in 1961, Wilma Rudolph set the world record for the indoor 60-yard dash with a blistering time of 6.9 seconds. Fresh off her dominant performance at the 1960 Rome Olympics in which she won three gold medals, the fastest woman in the world...

    Blog | January 22, 2014
  5. Saluting a pair of pioneers


    Althea Gibson and Wilma Rudolph were part the first class elected into the Black Sports Hall of Fame when it was formed on this day in 1973. Gibson became the first black woman to win a Grand Slam singles tournament at the French Open in 1956, and sh...

    Blog | June 28, 2013
  6. Abby Wambach, Yani Tseng win women's sports awards

    Abby Wambach was selected Sportswoman of the Year by the Women's Sports Foundation on Wednesday night.

    Story | Conversation | October 19, 2011
  7. Wilma Rudolph makes our All-Weird Weather Team

    Rob Daniels

    So what's next for the East Coast? The earth has rumbled and the winds are howling. Reporters from The Weather Channel are affixing themselves to stop signs from the Outer Banks to the North Shore. Feel free to take in the All-Weird Weather Team. But...

    Blog | Conversation | August 27, 2011
  8. Rutgers women receive Wilma Rudolph Courage Award

    Member of the 2006-07 Rutgers women's basketball team were honored Monday by the Women's Sports Foundation with the Wilma Rudolph Courage Award.

    Story | Conversation | October 16, 2007
  9. Former jockey Krone honored in New York

    Jockey Julie Krone, who has won more races than any other female rider, was to be honored Monday with the Wilma Rudolph Courage Award at the Women's Sports Foundation's 25th annual awards dinner at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City.

    Story | Conversation | October 19, 2004
  10. Greatest women runners

    Jeff Merron

    From Joan Benoit to Gail Devers to Wilma Rudolph to Marion Jones, the greatest runners in U.S. history.

    Story | Conversation | August 02, 2004
  11. All-American performance in Rome

    Larry Schwartz

    At the Olympics in Rome, American winners include Wilma Rudolph in the 100 meters; Ralph Boston in the long jump; Glenn Davis in the 400-meter hurdles and Mike Troy in the 200-meter butterfly.

    SpecialFeature | Conversation | August 29, 2001
  12. Women of Wide World: Wilma Rudolph

    With the Cold War escalating to new heights, the United States sent its track team to Moscow. Wilma Rudolph had already proven she was the fastest woman in the world when she won gold medals in the 100 and 200-meter races and anchored the United St...

    SpecialFeature | Conversation | April 24, 2001
  13. The 40th Anniversary Celebration of the Constant Variety of Spor...

    For over 40 years, ABC has been "spanning the globe" to bring the "constant variety of sport" and the ride has been miraculous. Wide World has witnessed Wilma Rudolph overcome athletic barriers and the influence of politics on the majesty of sports. ...

    SpecialFeature | Conversation | April 11, 2001
  14. Flashback: Wilma Rudolph does it again

    Christopher Ross

    In July 1961, the worlds of international sport and politics collided in Moscow's Lenin Stadium for a two-day, USA vs. USSR track and field event on July 15 and 16. In the world of politics, The Cold War was escalating to new heights. In April Pres...

    SpecialFeature | Conversation | September 26, 2000
  15. Her Roman conquest

    Larry Schwartz

    Signature Race Sept. 2, 1960 - Wilma Rudolph was one cool competitor at the Olympics in Rome. Before her semifinal heat in the 100 meters, she actually fell asleep. Then she tied the world record of 11.3 seconds. In today's final, Rudolph got off t...

    SpecialFeature | Conversation | August 29, 2000