First Pro Trans Athlete Faces A Crossroads After Coming Out Publicly | Identify

(IN 2016, THE INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE RULED (THAT TRANSGENDER ATHLETES COULD COMPETE (WITHOUT UNDERGOING SURGERY.) (THIS POLICY MADE HISTORY IN THE SPORTS WORLD, WELCOMING (A NEW GENERATION OF ATHLETES INTO THE OLYMPIC FAMILY.) (HARRISON BROWNE IS THE FIRST PROFESSIONAL ATHLETE (IN TEAM SPORTS IN NORTH AMERICA (TO COME OUT PUBLICLY AS TRANSGENDER.) (HE HAS RECENTLY […]

Alex Bruce: TO2015 Pan Am Games Badminton Hopeful

Alexandra Bruce Badminton is the fastest racket sport in the world, and I think that’s one of the reasons why I love it — because it’s always a challenge. People don’t realize, until they see it how fast it is and how hard it is and how much skill you have to have to be […]

Argentina scores Football perfection In Athens | The Olympics On The Record

Argentina was among the founding members of the International Olympic Committee, and sent a team to Paris in 1900, the second Olympic Games of the modern era. But it wasn’t until 1924 that Argentinian athletes first tasted Olympic Gold. That came in the sport of polo, long since dropped from the Olympic programme. Argentinians won […]

A Badminton Shot faster than 500 km/h? (ft. Carolina Marin) | Is It Possible?

I’m Carolina Marin, Olympic champion. My sport demands mental speed, explosive movement and punching power. Do you think it is possible to hit a shuttlecock at more than 500 kilometers an hour? In some respects, badminton is a highly underrated sport. The racket is super lightweight, the shuttlecock a curious shape, and the net reminiscent […]

Team USA’s Most Enthusiastic Volleyball Supporter | Groupies

Matt Garthoff, he’s a great guy. Matt is amazing! He’s the mascot. This guy has got so much energy. He gets the crowd going. OK, ready? Give me your best stuff. (MATT GARTHOFF, VOLLEYBALL GROUPIE) My name is Matt Garthoff, I’m 43 years old, On a day to day basis I’m a creative director, and […]

Football vs Rhythmic Gymnastics: Margarita Mamun & Heather O’Reilly Switch | Sports Swap Challenge

(SPORTS SWAP) Margarita Mamun. Russian. Rhythmic gymnastics. This is Mamun’s moment. Dedicated, funny and very calm. How did she do that? A gold medal performance for Margarita Mamun. Heather O’Reilly from United States and I play football. Oh, what a brilliant goal! Determined, athletic, fierce. That was sheer quality. I’m very proud I won gold […]

Advice for Young Volleyball Players | Youth Olympic Games

The tip I can give to the athletes that are starting in beach volleyball or any other sport is understanding that in sport there are good moments and bad moments. In the start of the career the bad moments are bigger than the good moments. Dedication and do it for pleasure. That makes the suffering […]

Olympic Legend Jackie Silva faces a coaching challenge with a Brazilian volleyball team | The Z Team

Cariocas, hey! (THE Z TEAM) Cariocas is a volleyball team in trouble. And here in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil’s world famous City, that means big trouble, because volleyball is a big deal here. These youngsters have all the passion and talent that you would expect when a potential playing career is just a few tournament […]

Yumilka Ruiz [CUB] on the battle for Volleyball gold at Sydney 2000

I was one of the main star players of the team. We were the strongest team at the Sydney 2000 Olympics and we had been preparing to defend against that. We knew the kind of responsibility that we had as there had never been a triple Olympic champion, in consecutive Olympics. Russia had the best […]

Viktor Axelsen bedazzles PWG Freestyle with his badminton matrix workout | Hitting the Wall

My name is Philip Warren Gertsson, and I’m a professional football freestyler. I’m here in beautiful Odense, Denmark. I’m here to meet up with Viktor Axelsen, professional badminton player. He recently won a bronze medal in Rio. The weather’s not perfect, we know, but that does not stop an Olympian from training. Viktor, right? -Viktor, […]