Top 10 WoC Athletes of 2016 (and possibly 2017)

by Christienna Fryar and Shireen Ahmed   2016 may have been one of the most taxing years in recent history with the loss of sporting and artistic greats, but it also showed tremendous sportsmanship and glory from female athletes. For all its problems, the Olympics have reliably become one of the best showcases of women’s sports and… Read More

Gabby Douglas Did Not Need To Be Discarded For Simone Biles To Succeed

We cannot encourage a culture where only one member of a marginalised group is reserved a platform by Chan Maroon The public spotlight can often be cruel towards those aiming for success. In these Olympics, it has been particularly cruel for gymnast, Gabby Douglas. Douglas was thrust into the public consciousness after her winning display… Read More

The Inevitability of Simone Biles and Katie Ledecky

by Shane Thomas   There are times when an athlete feels less like an athlete and more like a fixed point in existence – think of visiting the Great Wall of China, or the Grand Canyon. After a while, they stop being extraordinary. They just feel inevitable. When an athlete transcends into the pantheon of inevitability,… Read More