This compilation of amateur clips shows expert cheerleaders, skateboarders and footballers alongside similar footage of those that are yet to master the same skills. Gasp at the physical feats achieved by the pros and wince and the rather
The high schooler won the 100-meter freestyle only to be immediately disqualified because her swimsuit showed too much of her buttocks.
"I have been working really, really hard in the offseason to be incredibly fit and incredibly ready."
The student says she was dismissed and unable to renew her athletic scholarship after her coach told her to take down photos that she deemed "too sexy."
Gymnast Morgan Hurd is just your average 16-year-old 'Harry Potter' and 'Hamilton' fan who can stick it without losing her specs.
The $1.67 trillion global sportswear and athleisure market tends to focus on style and comfort, not on function. That leaves women without sports bras that support them.
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Writing for Porter magazine’s Incredible Women of 2016 issue, Serena discusses the still prevalent problem of gender inequality in sports. In September, the Women on Boards organisation stated that “no real progress” had been made to address the problem and that there was “a long way to go” before equality became a reality.
After the Olympics competition ended, a few of Team USA’s gold medal-winning gymnasts took a well-deserved beach day in Rio.
Saudi-Arabian marathon runner Sarah Attar finished the Olympic marathon in three hours and 14 seconds, roughly 52 minutes behind the winner. Covered head-to-toe in conservative clothing to honor her religious beliefs, Attar spent that whole 26.2 miles dripping in sweat to break barriers for a subset of female athletes around the world. This is Attar’s second Olympics, but Sunday marked her first marathon appearance.
It isn’t just their graceful routines and perfectly coordinated moves that have been mesmerizing Olympic viewers the world over. The synchronized swimmers of Team USA also seem to have the kind of hair that defies the elements.
One hundred and sixteen years ago, the second-ever modern Olympic games was held in Paris — and women were allowed then to compete in only three sports: tennis, croquet and golf. Because while commentators and journalists seem to be able to discuss the male athletes and their achievements at the Games without being able to constantly discuss their gender — indeed, I have yet to see a headline boasting, Cisgender Male Swimmer Takes Home Most Medals Ever — the struggle continues to be all too real when it comes to giving female athletes equitable treatment.
Eugenie Bouchard’s Olympics journey was only short-lived, falling to Angelique Kerber in straight sets and then losing in doubles with partner Gabriela Dabrowski to Czechs Lucie Safarova and Barbora Strycova, both during the second round of tournament play. Neither loss can be blamed on any one specific hit, point, or serve, but a sports analyst seems to know exactly what went wrong: the Canadian was too distracted by beauty, fashion, and hair to get the gold.
People have been swimming since the Stone Age, which was, oh, um, about 2.9 million years ago. It wasn’t until 1837, though, that the National Society of Great Britain began to hold competitions. Consequently, the sport was a natural fit for the Olympic Games, when they started in 1896 in Athens, Greece. Back then, though, the only strokes were freestyle and breaststroke. (Other sports that require swimsuits weren’t introduced until later, with water polo being added in 1900, competitive diving in 1904, and synchronized swimming in 1984.)What you may know best about swimming uniforms is the period from 2000 to 2008, often referred to as “the Suit Years.” That’s when the first full-length hydrodynamic suits were introduced. They allowed swimmers to glide through water at exceptional speeds, leading to numerous world records and exceptional Olympic medal wins. The suits were eventually found to be too helpful, though, and, in 2010, they were banned from competitive swimming.There’s so much more beyond “the Suit Years.” Women once had to wear silk bathing suits! Yahoo Style takes you through the suit’s evolution, starting with the very first Games. Go ahead, dive in! Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Pinterest for nonstop inspiration delivered fresh to your feed, every day.
The Olympics opening ceremony kicks off weeks of sporting triumphs, but if you’re more interested in fashion and pageantry, the Parade of Nations is the highlight of your Games. The walkabout for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro on Friday night gave us teams from 205 countries, all filing into Maracanã Stadium following their flag bearer (for the United States, the most decorated Olympian of all time, Michael Phelps in Polo Ralph Lauren, did the honors). According to tradition, Greece walked in first, in classic navy blazers with gold buttons and white pants, while Brazil, the host nation, went last, in designs by Lenny Niemeyer. Whether the girls or the boys were from Ipanema, the U.S. or the United Kingdom, it wasn’t their sporting ability on display, but how the world judged their country’s looks.Below, Yahoo Style reports on our own (non-athletic) judging, rounding up the best and the worst of the world’s warmup outfits. Let the (style) Games begin!
We are all in the mood for sports at the moment; getting back into the swing of summer sports with Wimbledon, and with the build up to the Rio Olympics it’s on everyone’s mind - particularly now that we have the weather for it!
Serena Williams opted for sandals paired with her eye-catching bright red chiffon skirt and jewel-encrusted top for the Wimbledon winners' dinner in London.
Players at Wimbledon wearing Nike's “Premier Slam” dress have reportedly been asked to return it for alterations because it didn’t cover enough skin.