JACKIE JOYNER-KERSEE: THE ATHLETE & THE ACTIVIST

JACKIE JOYNER-KERSEE: THE ATHLETE & THE ACTIVIST

I want my legacy to be based on the success of the people who come through the doors of the Jackie Joyner-Kersee Foundation. I want to be known by the lives we’ve changed and horizons we’ve broadened in people who have left their environments to better themselves but come back to their neighborhoods to make a difference.

OLYMPIC FLASHBACK: 1996, the UWNT WINS GOLD

OLYMPIC FLASHBACK: 1996, the UWNT WINS GOLD

The 1996 Olympics in Atlanta were huge for Team USA’s women.  That’s why we’re getting another Olympic Flashback from that year, and it’s courtesy of the US Women’s National Soccer Team.  

Olympic Flashback: Gabriela Andersen-Schiess & the First Women’s Marathon

Olympic Flashback: Gabriela Andersen-Schiess & the First Women’s Marathon

This week’s Olympic Flashback takes us all the way back to 1984.  That was a really good year.  It was the year of the Rat and the year that the City of Angels was charged with hosting the Olympic Games.  1984, would be the first time ever, that women would be allowed to compete in […]

Olympic Flashback: Kerri Strug 1996

Olympic Flashback: Kerri Strug 1996

In this week’s Olympic Flashback, GladiatHers.com celebrates the 20 year anniversary of one of the most memorable endings to the team gymnastics competition ever.  In 1996 in Atlanta, GA, the US Women’s Olympic Gymnastics team set out to do something that no American women’s team had ever done before, win gold.  The team, often referred […]

Olympic Flashback: Flo-Jo in 1988

Olympic Flashback: Flo-Jo in 1988

Who doesn’t love the Olympics? Well we certainly do. In honor of our love for the Olympics and the great GladiatHers who participate in them, from now until the opening ceremony of the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio, GladiatHers.com will be celebrating great past Olympic performances with Flashback Friday. Our first Flashback GladiatHer performance highlights […]

Not Woman Enough

Not Woman Enough

Shortly before the start of the 2012 Olympic games in London two of the world’s largest and most powerful governing athletic bodies; the International Association of Athletics Foundations (“IAAF”), responsible for regulating international track and field competition, and the International Olympic Committee (“IOC”), the governing body of the Olympics, enacted new rules that may significantly […]