Sports // 02/27/2023

These 101 women are shaping the future of the sports

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Sarina Scharpf

Today is the day we celebrate International Women's Day. To commemorate it, we are giving 101 women athletes, entrepreneurs and gamechangers the attention they deserve.

These 45 female athletes will change society

These 45 female athletes inspire us: they fight for the climate, for the rights of female athletes, for gender equality and show with their daring adventures that they are in no way inferior to men. From B for gymnast Simones Biles to Y for swimmer Fu Yuanhui.

Simone Biles I Gretchen Bleiler Nienke Brinkman Kim Bui Misty Copeland Courtney Dauwalter Minda Dentler Ann Meyers Drysdale Cathy Freeman Sally Fitzgibbons I Althea Gibson I Brittney Griner Eileen Gu Bethany Hamilton Kristin Harila Anne Haug Margo Hayes Sarah Hunter Ana Ivanovic Billie Jean King Pasang Lhamu Sherpa Akita Amazin LeThi Tegla Loroupe Manuela Mandl Yusra Mardini Sarah McNair-Landry Martina Navratilova Nouria Newman Bonita Norris Naomi Osaka Asisat Oshoala Laura Philipp Megan Rapinoe Elnez Rekabi Caster Semenya Wojdan Shahrkhani Mikaela Shiffrin Santhi Soundarajan Kathrine Switzer Lia Thomas Maria Toorpakai Lindsey Vonn Serena Williams Venus Williams Fu Yuanhui

These 25 women entrepreneurs will shake up the sports business

They found, they lead, they innovate, they stand up for other women and they show the way. Women are still underrepresented in leadership positions, but we'll show you 25 female movers and shakers who are successfully changing the sports business world.

Sally Bergesen I Donna Carpenter I Anne-Laure Descours I Ellie Evans I Ty Haney I Franziska Hannig I Tamara Hill-Norton I Kristen Holmes I Melanie Hood I Katie Warner Johnson I Evgenia Koroleva I Denise Lee I Lindsay Malone I Rose Marcario I Sally McCoy I Maria Luisa Mendiola I Carla Murphy I Ruth Oberrauch I Stefanie Rieder-Haas I Kim Scholze I Melissa Snover I Michelle Steilen I Kari Traa I Bonnie Tu I Antje von Dewitz ​​​​​​​

These 31 gamechangers will push the boundaries

From functionaries and NGOs to trainers, presenters, and lawyers. has gathered them together: The top 31 female gamechangers shaping the sports world.

Gbemisola Abudu I Nita Ambani I Massy Arias I Shailee Basnet I Jana Bernhard I Jeanie Buss I Stephanie Case I Mary Connor I Mary Davis I Marinel de Jesus I Majken Gilmartin I Sophie Goldschmidt I Dame Katherine Grainger I Stephanie Hilborne I Nicole Lynn I Susanne Lyons I Cynthia Marshall I Sandra Douglass Morgan I Johanna Mühlbeyer I Kimberly J. Ng I Kiesha Nix I Muditambi “Ntambi” Elizabeth Ravele I Dawn Scott I Heike Ullrich I Luise Walther I Hedvig Wessel I Sarina Wiegman I Claire Williams I Jana Wosnitza I Kerstin Zerbe I ​​​​​​​Stefanie Mirlach

ISPO turns 54

On 8 March we may celebrate ISPO as well as women, because 54 years ago, in March 1970, the first fair was held.

Let yourself be enchanted by a journey through time with the ISPO History photo show!

In the early years of ISPO: models present tennis fashion at ISPO Munich
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