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2014-05-13 23:01:20

New research from Grand Valley State University shows that nations with greater women’s empowerment win more medals and send more athletes to the Summer Olympics. Allendale, MI (PRWEB) May 13, 2014 New research shows that nations with greater women’s empowerment win more medals and send more athletes to the Summer Olympics. The effect of women’s empowerment held for both men and women, although it was stronger for female athletes, according to a study by Grand Valley State...

2011-06-22 14:30:00

Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of Title IX Women's Sports Foundation Founder Billie Jean King and President Laila Ali to Lead Year-long Salute to Landmark Legislation, Say More Work to be Done; Female Athletes Receive Almost $176 Million Less Annually in Athletic Scholarship Funds EAST MEADOW, N.Y., June 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In celebration of the 40th year of Title IX, the Women's Sports Foundation is kicking off a year-long celebration of women in sports beginning June...

2010-09-08 13:23:00

MEMPHIS, Tenn., Sept. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- USA Cheer, the national governing body (NGB) for all forms of cheerleading, has released a new competition sport designed to be considered for NCAA Emerging Sport status. "Stunt," which is descriptive of the athletic skills pulled from traditional cheerleading, has also been tailored to follow Title IX's requirements for intercollegiate sport. Stunt demonstrates clear differences from traditional cheerleading and offers exciting new opportunities...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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