Peace Corps Uses Sports to Teach Moldovan Students About Health

Peace Corps volunteer Thomas Reade of New Orleans is using sports to teach youth in his community in Moldova about healthy lifestyle choices. The initiative utilizes soccer, the most popular sport in Moldova, as a way to
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London Games Show What Women and Girls Can Achieve

By Melanne Verveer U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women's Issues There's been a lot of talk about how the London Olympics will best be remembered as the Women's Olympics. Not only because of the individual performances of gymnast Gabby Douglas, or swimmer Missy Franklin, or heptathlete Jessica Ennis, but because
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State Dept. Sets Two Youth Sports Exchanges with Russia

The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs on July 3 announced two bilateral sports exchange programs with Russia. The programs — one of which brings Russians to the United States and the other which sends Americans to Russia — support the U.S.-Russia Bilateral (more...)

Maria Sharapova Won French Open Tennis Tournament

Maria Sharapova won French Open. 25-year-old Russian defeated Italy's Sara Errani, 6-3, 6-2, in a one-sided match on a blustery Paris.  Sharapova won a whopping 70% of points on the Italian's second serve and more than half of all return points. This victory makes Maria Sharapova the sixth woman (more...)

UEFA Euro 2012 Started Today

And so it begins! A month of European soccer kicks off today with two matches: one of the host nations, Poland, against the 2004 champions Greece in Warsaw; and Russia vs Czech Republic in Wroclaw. World champions Spain will begin their title defense against Italy on Sunday after Germany, also one (more...)

Is Cricket Coming Back to Olympics?

Cricket and the Olympics have an uneasy history. Cricket — played in India, England, South Africa and the West Indies, among other nations — was supposed to be part of the first modern Olympics in 1896, but was canceled due to a lack of applicants. A single cricket (more...)

Penn State University Protest

One of the most famous coaches in American sport Joe Paterno was fired after a child abuse scandal in Penn State University. He has been accused of failing to notify the authorities about his long-serving assistant, Jerry Sandusky, who was arrested, sexually abused eight boys. Mr Patero was a (more...)

Abbygail Gamarnik – Philadelphia Young Tennis Star

Abbygail Gamarnik is only 14 years old. But her dedication and perseverance could be the envy of any professional athlete. White net stretched across the court. Bright yellow tennis balls stacked in a hopper. Slowly, the racket is going up and giving a spin heats the ball. Serve, another serve ... (more...)

Rugby World Cup 2011: Russia-USA

Rugby World Cup 2011 started in the coastal North Island city of New Plymouth, at Stadium Taranaki.  Russia's team debuted and ended in defeat as they were outplayed by the USA. " In horrendous weather conditions, the Eagles had too much muscle and too much pace for their inexperienced (more...)

Make A Date With The Philadelphia Marathon

The City of Philadelphia is preparing for the 18th annual Philadelphia Marathon Race Weekend, November 18-20, 2011, which will welcome more than 25,000 runners and more than 60,000 spectators to the city for an action-packed three days. The marathon weekend features the Philadelphia Marathon, Philadelphia Half Marathon, Rothman Institute 8K, (more...)

Maccabi Games In Villanova University

Beginning at 7:00PM on August 14 at the Pavilion at Villanova University; this Olympic style event features a Parade of Athletes marching into the arena to the cheers of family and friends. Music, dance, drama, and lights set an upbeat tone for the four days of competition ahead. The (more...)

Another Battle for Woods

Things just keep getting worse for Tiger Woods. First ,he publically crashes his car. Then he was exposed as a serial sex-addict. Then his wife left him. Then he broke his streak as the best golfer and lost two PGA titles in a row. Now, he and his caddie, who (more...)

Real Madrid Invades Philly!

Real Madrid Invades Philly!

Lincoln Financial Field, a growing national destination for premier entertainment and sporting events, will host a first-ever match between Philadelphia Union and Spanish soccer powerhouse Real Madrid C.F. today, on Saturday, July 23 as part of the 2011 Herbalife World Football Challenge. Lincoln Financial Field has once (more...)

Rangers to Install New Safety Measures After Fan’s Death

We’ve all heard of the Texas Rangers’ Baseball fan, Sharon Stone, and his untimely death as he tried to catch a free ball tossed up to the crowds by an outfielder, Josh Hamilton. He tipped over the railing and fell 20 feet. His son was next to him when it (more...)

International Basketball Exchange with Russia

International Basketball Exchange with Russia

U.S.-Russia Bilateral Presidential Commission The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the U.S. Embassy in Moscow and USA Basketball, announced today that 20 young American athletes and four coaches traveled to Moscow and St. Petersburg, Russia for a two-week exchange (more...)

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