Sports for Women and Girls

Women and girls are becoming more active in sports all the time. However, there are some serious issues which have to be addressed in women’s sports. In addition to things like working and dating, women who participate in sports also have to deal with gender inequality and other matters.


  • Mia Hamm: Offers detailed information about Mia Hamm, one of the best women’s soccer players to ever grace the field.
  • Williams Sisters: Homepage of Venus and Serena Williams, an unstoppable tennis duo.
  • Babe Didrikson Zaharias: Homepage of Zaharias, one of the most extraordinary sportsperson who ever lived. She was a multiple Olympic champion in Track and Field, a tremendous golfer who won 31 LPGA titles, a great basketball player, and she was great in tennis, baseball, softball, diving, roller-skating, and bowling.
  • Sonja Henie: Biography about Sonja Heine, the first “figure skating celebrity.” Won 10 consecutive world championships as well as 3 Olympic gold medals.
  • Martina Navaratilova: Biography of Martina Navaratilova, a tennis champion who was once the world’s top player.
  • Nadia Comaneci: Biography of Nadia Comaneci, the Romanian gymnast who became the first woman to earn a perfect score in the gymnastics competition at the Olympic Games.
  • Lisa Leslie: Perhaps the most phenomenal women’s basketball player to ever play the game, Leslie has won 4 Olympic gold medals and 3 WNBA MVPs. She’s the first person to dunk in a WNBA game.
  • Florence Griffith Joyner: Homepage of Flo Jo, winner of 3 Gold and 2 Silver Olympic medals. She holds the world records for women’s 100m and 200m.
  • Wilma Rudolph: Biography of Wilma Rudolph, the first American woman to win 3 gold medals in a single Olympics.
  • Bonnie Blair: Biography of the U.S. speed skater who won 5 gold medals and a bronze medal at the Winter Olympics.

General Women's and Girls' Sports Pages

Issues in Women's and Girls' Sports

Organizations and Associations

  • Female Athlete Triad Association: An association dedicated to helping women from developing “the triad” of health conditions that can affect active women.
  • National Association For Girls & Women In Sport: An association that promotes equal opportunities for women and girls in all areas of sports.
  • Women's Sports Net: Dedicated to women in sports. It has forums as well as information about different sports and links to official organizations.
  • Women's Sports Foundation: An organization that advocates equality in sports for women. Offers grants and scholarships.
  • The Tucker Center: A research center dedicated to examining how sports affect the lives of girls and their families.
  • LPGA Page: The Ladies’ Professional Golf Association home page.
  • Women's Baseball Federation: Organization dedicated to promoting baseball as a lifetime opportunity for women.
  • WNBA: Women’s National Basketball Association page. The league is exclusive to women playing basketball.

Other Index and Listings pages

Product and Service Businesses

  • Girls4Sport: Sells exclusive water-sport products for women and girls like board shorts and swimwear.
  • SheGear: Another shop that offers sports equipment exclusively for women.
  • SportsHerWay: Offers hockey and lacrosse equipment designed for women.
  • Women's Sport Services: Offers help with things like job placement, marketing, and athlete appearances.
  • Longstreth: Specializing in women’s equipment for many sports.
  • TitleNine: Clothes designed exclusively for active women including tops, bras, and underwear

Publishing and Broadcast Media

Despite the challenges, women are gaining more leverage and equality in sports.

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