Simone Biles Shines During Competition Despite Kidney Stone

The reigning Olympic champion secured the highest individual scores in four categories and helped progress her team to the finals, despite suffering from a painful kidney stone the day before.
Danielle Kwateng-Clark

Evocative Paintings of an All-Black Swim Team of Senior Citizens

Nigeria-based artist Modupeola Fadugba worked with swimmers from the Harlem Honeys and Bears to create work exploring the political history of "Black swimming bodies."
Zing Tsjeng

Serena Williams' Outfits Are Not the Issue for Tennis—It's Her Blackness

Serena Williams has spent her career dominating professional tennis, but also navigating the intrinsic racism of having a Black body in a traditionally white space.
Victoria Uwumarogie

Men Keep Kissing and Groping Female Reporters at the World Cup on Live TV

As many sports journalists are finding out in Russia, there's a decidedly ugly side to reporting on the beautiful game.
Sirin Kale

What It's Like Raising a Gay Pride Banner at the Russian World Cup

Di Cunningham, the co-founder of a UK group for LGBTQ soccer fans, hopes to raise her Three Lions Pride banner at every England match in the notoriously homophobic country.
Zing Tsjeng

The Women Surfers Saying Men Don't Get to Rule the Waves

“It’s really hard to imagine that you can be a surfer, unless you are in a community where it is expected and encouraged for girls to be surfers."
Clara Hernanz
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The 156 Victims Who Spoke Out About Abuse Spurred Lawmakers to Protect Future Athletes

The new legislation, which gained momentum following Larry Nassar's trial, requires officials to report suspected sexual abuse within 24 hours.
Kimberly Lawson

After Timberlake Super Bowl Announcement, Internet Calls for 'Justice for Janet'

The NFL announced on Sunday that Justin Timberlake will perform during the 2018 Super Bowl halftime show. Since then, some fans argue that the fallout from the infamous 2004 nip slip continues to be unfairly biased toward Janet Jackson.
Kimberly Lawson

The Woman Who Exposed a Coke-Snorting NFL Coach to Call Out Racial Inequality

After publishing an incriminating video of a former Miami Dolphins coach, Kijuana Nige told Broadly it's time to call out men in positions of power who "take advantage of the people around them."
Linda Yang

'I Call It Iron Therapy': The Heavy World of Women's Powerlifting

In the past few years, the number of competitive female powerlifters has doubled. We talked to women lifters about challenging ideas of strength, femininity, and "macho" gyms.
Ilana Belfer

Video Surfaces of Cheerleader Screaming 'Please Stop' While Forced to Do Splits

Several anonymous videos sent to local media have prompted public outrage and a police investigation over alleged treatment of high school cheerleaders in Denver.
Kimberly Lawson

Lance Bass Wants You to Do Yoga with Your Dog

Even though his instructor says that dogs "discovered yoga," the former NSync member is now the face of doga: partner-style yoga with dogs.
Mitchell Sunderland