Female Athletes

Some Ceilings Were Meant To Be Shattered

Glen Pearson | Posted 08.23.2016 | Canada Impact
Glen Pearson

Sometimes things transpire in international venues that remind us that the fight for gender equality is not only being waged relentlessly, but successfully, and with brilliant achievement. For years we read stories of individual women making their mark by ascending to leadership roles in business, politics, entertainment, non-profit, and in media, among many other fields.

15 Women Who Kicked Ass In Rio

The Huffington Post Canada | Al Donato and Angelyn Francis | Posted 08.19.2016 | Canada Living

Who run the world?

Men Must Step Up Their Game To Beat Sexism In Sport

Adam van Koeverden | Posted 08.13.2016 | Canada Living
Adam van Koeverden

This week, my friend and fellow Olympic champ boatsman, Adam Kreek, made a mistake that I hope can prove to be a learning experience. While chatting with Ron McLean on CBC television, he expressed his opinion that Eugenie Bouchard may not be committed to winning, evidenced by her selfies, interest in fashion and social media presence. To add fuel to the fire, when three fellow Olympians whom I admire very much -- Marnie McBean, Chandra Crawford and Annamay Pierse -- expressed concern over Twitter, he emphatically defended his commentary.

Female Olympians Are Not Their Appearance Or Marital Status

Caroline Riseboro | Posted 08.12.2016 | Canada Living
Caroline Riseboro

Through unrelenting determination and sheer talent, you finally reach the world's greatest theatre of athleticism -- a level of competition few ever reach. You are an Olympian. Then you see it: the headline describing your victory reads, "Wife of a Bears' lineman wins a bronze medal today in Rio Olympics."

Support Our Young Female Athletes On And Off The Ice

Caroline Ouellette | Posted 03.14.2016 | Canada Living
Caroline Ouellette

Women's hockey is evolving and the divide between female and male athletes is blurring. Canadians are viewing female athletes as just that, athletes. We're not satisfied with the notion of "they play well for a girls team." Female competitors play well, period.

Sharing My Mental Health Story Was Tougher Than Olympic Competition

Silken Laumann | Posted 01.27.2016 | Canada Living
Silken Laumann

I felt like I was daring myself to cross some arbitrary line in the sand, and once I did, there would be no turning back. Canadians' perceptions of who I was, and certainly their knowledge of my life story, would be forever altered. Even if only a few dozen people heard my story, it felt big to share personally and publicly.

It's 2015 And Female Boxers Still Face Stigma In The Ring

The Huffington Post Canada | Evan Pang | Posted 12.04.2015 | Canada Living

"I don't think the men really have to deal with that"

What Is An ACL Injury And Why Is It So Bad For Athletes?

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | Posted 06.04.2015 | Canada Living

It's one of the smallest ligaments in our knees, but the Anterior Cruciate Ligament or ACL is also one of the most important when it comes to keeping ...

Eugenie Bouchard Is Not Canada's Tennis Sweetheart

Mike Reynolds | Posted 09.09.2014 | Canada Living
Mike Reynolds

Eugenie Bouchard is a young woman, so she's automatically deemed a "sweetheart." Instead, she talks and acts like someone I'd much rather call "Canada's Excellent Female Athlete I'd Like My Daughters to Watch," or even like someone I'd rather call "Eugenie Bouchard." I want my daughters to see these women as idols or role models, not as sweethearts.

The Incredible Women Of The 2014 Winter Games

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 02.21.2014 | Canada Living

While we've been cheering on the Olympics in Sochi for the past week and a half, today marks a particularly poignant moment for Huffington Post Canada...

Build Girls' Self-Esteem By Getting Them Off Sidelines

Marci Warhaft-Nadler | Posted 07.14.2013 | Canada Impact
Marci Warhaft-Nadler

Six in 10 girls quit activities they love because of how they feel about their looks. Last month, Dove launched its Girls Unstoppable campaign with the goal of preventing girls from giving up on the sports and activities that can help them build their confidence and self-esteem.

Christine Sinclair Nominated For FIFA World Player Of The Year Honour, Despite Suspension

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 10.26.2012 | Canada Living

She may have had an eventful season after the 2012 Summer Olympics, but Canadian soccer captain Christine Sinclair's year isn't done yet — she's bee...

Vogue's Depiction of Female Athletes? Last Place

The Vancouver Observer | Posted 07.29.2012 | Canada
The Vancouver Observer

The June cover of Vogue, featuring Team USA, has been compared to a scene from the popular TV show, Baywatch. Somehow, even to a mainly female audience, the women athletes in Vogue aren't given the chance to pose as the powerful athletes they are, but are toned down to conform to harmless stereotypes.