American gymnast Aly Raisman performs her floor exercise during the London Olympic Games on July 31. Photo by REUTERS/Brian Snyder
by Maya Paley, Woman Writes
With the Olympics upon us and the message above going viral on Facebook, I figured it was high time I addressed the topic of women in sports. The Guardian posted an article a couple of weeks ago about how Saudi Arabia had finally agreed to allow women to compete at the Olympic games in London. Saudi Arabia was the last country of the final three that had not yet permitted women to compete in the Olympics. More.
The Israeli Olympic tennis duo of Jonathan Erlich and Andy Ram upset the 2008 gold medalists in men’s doubles, Roger Federer and Stanislaw Wawrinca of Switzerland. The Israelis beat the Swiss pair, 1-6, 7-5, 6-3, in the second round... More.