Forgive And Forget? For Olympian Shirley Babashoff, Maybe Not
At the 1976 Montreal Olympics, American swimmer Shirley Babashoff finished second to the East Germans in four events. Years later, it was proven that the East Germans had been doping. Today, Babashoff is still fighting for the gold medals she should have won -- and opening up about the sexual abuse she survived as a child.
National Women's Soccer League Gives Amateur Players A Shot At The Pros
With players from national teams preparing for the 2016 Summer Olympics, some National Women's Soccer League clubs are calling on amateur players to fill out their rosters. Bill Littlefield hears the story of two players who got a call-up.
To Change The Culture Of Sports, Try Putting Women In Charge
Baylor University football players stood by their former coach this week, after he was fired for his part in ignoring and covering up crimes against women. Bill Littlefield offers a potential solution for a problem that reaches far beyond Baylor.
Marilyn Bell Di Lascio Gets Back In The Water
Record-breaking swims across Lake Ontario, the English Channel and the Strait of Juan de Fuca in the 1950s made Marilyn Bell Di Lascio a teenage celebrity. Years after stepping away from the sport to start a family and life out of the water, Bell Di Lascio, now 78, has rediscovered her joy for swimming.
No Matter The Sport, Women Athletes Are Always Paid Less
No one is surprised that women get paid less than men in sports. The same is true in nearly every other profession. What's surprising is that female athletes routinely get paid less than they should, even after accounting for revenue, profits and popularity. Bill Littlefield explores the story.
Cholitas Luchadoras: The Indigenous Women Wrestlers Of Bolivia
The seat of the Bolivian government is usually called "La Paz" but the city's full name is Nuestra Senora de La Paz — "Our Lady of Peace.” Reporter Asa Merritt recently traveled to La Paz and found a group of female wrestlers who are anything but peaceful.
Muslim Lady Warriors Balance Modest Dress, Performance And Fashion
For young girls of East African descent living and playing basketball in Minneapolis, balancing cultural and religious standards of modesty with a love of sports can pose challenges. Producer Sam Radwany has the story of how the Lady Warriors basketball team designed uniforms that keep them both observant and competitive.
Commentary: Rousey Vs. Mayweather Should Remain A Verbal Fight
With the two undefeated fighters exchanging words, there's been talk of a showdown between UFC champ Ronda Rousey and boxer Floyd Mayweather. Bill Littlefield reasons that such a fight would never, ever occur -- but, then again, maybe it could...
Striving To Make Baseball 'A Game Of Their Own'
Jennifer Ring's new book "A Game of Their Own" shares the stories of women who resisted societal pressure and chose to play baseball. One such woman is Ring's daughter, Lilly Jacobson. Ring and Jacobson join Bill Littlefield to discuss the book and opportunities for women in baseball.
Ronda Rousey's Former Trainer: UFC Must Find A Challenger
It’s hard to miss UFC champion Ronda Rousey these days between her dominance in the cage, modeling and movie roles. For a look at her rise to stardom, Only A Game's Doug Tribou sat down with Rousey's former trainer and Olympic judo coach Jimmy Pedro.
Dutee Chand Wins Gender Fight In Track And Field
Indian sprinter Dutee Chand has naturally high levels of testerone. Last year, the IAAF banned her from competing against other women. This week, the Court of Arbitration for Sport allowed Chand to run again. Only A Game spoke with Juliet Macur from New York Times.