Why Team USA’s Diversity Matters

While watching Team USA during the Opening Ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics, I was on the edge of my seat. There were a whopping 242 athletes proudly walking in, the most of any nation ever. On top of that, the group was very diverse, boasting 108 women, the largest amount internationally. Eleven African-Americans and … Continue reading

Zahra Nemati: A True Athlete

In 2012, Zahra Nemati became the first Iranian woman to win gold at either an Olympic or Paralympic Games. The following year, she also won the Spirit of Sport Individual award. Yet, eight years before any of these fortunes, Zahra had an unfortunate spinal cord injury, which led to her paralysis. However, she did not … Continue reading