This massive immigrant broke several records for the U.S. Olympic team and for the flag.

February 22, 2018

The first foreign-born Olympic flag bearer for the U.S. didn’t even compete with his own given name. Padraig Mac Domhnaill was abide and raised during their own families of weight-throwers and strongmen in Ireland. But where reference is reached in the U.S. in 1899 at the age of 21, the immigration administrators changed his specify to “McDonald” instead of the more common spelling of “McDonnell.” As a humanity who was…

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Running doesn’t have to be about winning races. Just ask this eclectic group of runners.

February 22, 2018

Running guilds can feel exclusive and elitist to athletes who love the play but don’t fit the normal sketch. The Prospect Park Track Club( PPTC) is different. Sure, you’ll find the usual knot of young, stylish speedsters among the club’s hundreds of active members spanning neighborhoods beyond Prospect Park in Brooklyn. But then you’ll notice something else — something detected more than insured. Everyone seems to feel at home in…

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The awesome reason this ‘golf’ game is taking the world by storm.

February 21, 2018

It’s New Year’s Eve in Long Island, New York, about 15 stages Fahrenheit, and there’s an inch of snowfall on the sand. Still, 45 men and women have reached the links for a golf tournament. But this tournament boasts frisbees , not pellets. They’re frisking disc golf, which is a sport that is exactly what it is just like: golf with piloting discs . Disc golfers tee off, aim for…

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This awesome sports league welcomes all genders, sexual orientations, and skill levels.

February 19, 2018

Growing up, dodgeball was one of Darius Soler’s biggest nervousness. A game where the children who bullied him for being “big and homosexual and effeminate” could all target him with sinking balls? Hard pass. One day, when Soler was sidestepping gym class, the schoolteacher witnessed him curled up in a bathroom stalling, feet propped on the door to mask his vicinity. The coach then pressured him to go to gym…

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This team stood up against gender inequality in sports. Their fight hit home for one girl.

February 18, 2018

When the U.S. Women’s Hockey team takes the frost at the 2018 Winter Olympics, their aim is likely to prevail gold, but there’s another trophy at hand. They will help girls around the country, like 14 -year-old Nina Herceg, fall in love with their sport . Herceg has been enamored with hockey players’ athleticism and ability ever since her dad started making her to plays when she was little. It…

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The moving reason these Japanese-American basketball leagues have thousands of players.

February 14, 2018

The mirths ripened wilder and more rapturous as Bailey Kurahashi did the apparently impossible. Another three-pointer. And another. And another. She continued propelling the basketball through the breath, and it prevented swishing down through the net. Rapturous supporters in the bleachers propelled their hands in the air. “They were pretty hyped, ” Kurahashi says. “I was feeding off everyone’s energy.” Kurahashi( hub) playing for the La Verne Leopards. Photo courtesy…

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Segregation in baseball was the norm until this relatively unknown player stepped up.

February 13, 2018

As the founder and historic aspect of desegregation in plays, Jackie Robinson knowledge taunts and death threats at every point of his Major League career as the first pitch-black musician actually being invited into the league. His bravery and perseverance in the name of equal rights have been well-documented and reputation not just in baseball record, but in “the worlds largest” context of the struggle to end the disparate treatment…

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This Nazi propaganda film never succeeded because black excellence shut it down.

February 11, 2018

In a go when intolerance was fouling Germany and segregation was commonplace in the U.S ., one guy shattered life accounts, bridging inconsistencies with quicken and forgivenes. That worker was Jesse Owens, a pitch-black racetrack and orbit hotshot from Cleveland, Ohio, who had been violating evidences since his high school days . On Aug. 4, 1936, at the Olympic Tournament in Berlin, he is not simply crushed a record, he…

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