Muslim teen boxer inspires others to never give up

April 26, 2017

(CNN)For this teen passionate about boxing, her fight to go toe-to-toe with an opponent goes far beyond the ring. She’s fighting for the right to compete in her hijab. Amaiya Zafar, 16, started boxing three years ago and is already making waves in the boxing community. Not only is the Minnesota teen Competing in a male-dominated sport, but she’s also a devout Muslim. “When I walked into a real boxing gym for the first time, I knew this was it for the rest of my life,” …


Billy Monger crash: Online campaign hits 600,000 – BBC News

April 21, 2017

… hashtag, #billywhizz, has been widely shared on social media. Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Billy’s plight has prompted support from the global motorsport community F1 ace Jenson Button appealed on his Instagram account to people to help the boy following news of his injuries. And Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton, who has 4.32 million followers on Twitter, tweeted: “Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family, @BillyMonger”. Billy was Competing in the …


United booted an engaged couple headed to their wedding in Costa Rica

April 17, 2017

… refusing to give up his $1,000 seat to “somebody more important.” A man on a flight from Houston to Calgary was stung by a scorpion after it fell on his head. Competing airlines trolled United, and Saturday Night Live made fun of it, too. Rev. Jesse Jackson leads a small protest outside the United Airlines terminal at O’Hare International Airport in Chicago. Image: scott olson/Getty Images Dao was forcibly removed to make room for United crew members. This weekend, the …


Angela Lee: The world’s youngest MMA champion

March 6, 2017

Bangkok, Thailand (CNN)When 20-year-old undefeated female professional mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter Angela Lee walks into the room it’s a slightly strange moment. With a white frangipani flower behind her ear and her highlighted hair bouncing around her shoulders, the smiling 5 foot 4 inch Lee cuts a friendly figure. Is this the same woman who appeared on pay-per-view TV around the world last May, punching, kicking and grappling to defeat experienced Japanese fighter Mei …


Mikaela Shiffrin wins historic third straight world slalom title

February 19, 2017

… something,” she said prior to Competing in Switzerland. “After winning two World Championships, an Olympic gold and a bunch of World Cups… not winning makes me feel like I’ve done something wrong. “It’s sort of a greedy cycle, I guess.” ‘Spotlight’ Shiffrin also has 28 World Cup wins and three slalom discipline titles to her name. On Thursday, she became the first American woman since 2005 to medal in giant slalom when she clinched silver …


You can now ‘sponsor’ Olympians on GoFundMe with new Special Olympics partnership

February 17, 2017

… spotlights the personal stories of those Competing. SEE ALSO: How six young women invented a life-changing device in less than a day More than 2,700 athletes from over 100 countries will compete in the Winter Games, which run March 14 through March 25. According to GoFundMe, it costs about $2,500 per athlete for travel, training, equipment, coaching and accommodations. The fundraising campaigns will help offset those costs, and help the teams focus on what matters most: Community and sport. …


10 Surprising Things You Never Knew About The Late Patrick Swayze

February 15, 2017

… often leads to, so he took a much needed break. He retreated to California and New Mexico to breed Arabian horses. 5. He Had Dreams Of Competing In The Olympics Wikimedia Commons / Pierre de Coubertin (1863-1937) Patrick had big dreams for his gymnastics career. He excelled in a widearray of physical activities all through his younger years, from sports to gymnastics and dance. He had very attainable dreams of Competing with the U.S. Olympic gymnastics team, and he was training with a coach …