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Avril Lavigne (Musician)

... tion behind her own charity. In September 2014, she launched a personal fundraising campaign for Special Olympics as part of her birthday celebration. Proceeds from her "Team Rockstar" event helped s ...

Dawn Fraser (Olympic Athlete/Politician)

...  of the United States being the two others) to have won individual gold medals for the same event at three successive Olympics (100 metres freestyle – 1956, 1960, 1964). In October 1962, she became th ...

Isabel Allende (Writer/Feminist)

... later created a charitable foundation in her honour.  In 2006, Allende was one of the eight flag bearers at the Opening Ceremony of the Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy, and in 2008, she received the honorary ...

Wilma Rudolph (Athlete/Triple Gold Medalist)

... 1960. In the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome she became the first American woman to win three gold medals in track and field during a single Olympic Games.  A track and field champion, she elevated women' ...

What Have You Done Today To Make You Feel Proud?

... possibility - resonate with the deepest parts of me to this day - maybe that's why it was chosen as a theme for the 2012 Olympics in London. I also think it's a timely reminder (in whatever year) to  ...

Geena Davis (Actress/Feminist/Advocate)

Virginia Elizabeth "Geena" Davis (born January 21, 1956)is an American actress, film producer, writer, former fashion model, and a women's Olympics archery team semi-finalist.  She is known for her rol ...

Katie Couric (Journalist/Correspondent)

...  Games. She has broadcast with Bob Costas, beginning with the 2000 Summer Olympics. She did not co-host the 2006 Winter Olympics opening ceremony in Turin, Italy because of a scheduling conflict with a ...

Johanna Quaas (Gymnast)

Johanna Quaas, born November 20, 1925, started gymnastics at an early age and appeared in her first competition in 1934. She gained international fame in 2012 when some of her videoed routines went viral ...

My Top 5 Female Olympic Athletes

Guest blog post by Michaela Goldberg The Olympics is a spectacle unlike any other. So I ordered cable TV from Cable.tv just in time to catch the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. I didn't want to mis ...