Laura Schuler

Laura Schuler was born on December 3, 1970 in Scarborough, Ontario, Canada. Schuler played on Canada’s National Women’s Team in ice hockey. Over the course of eleven seasons with the team, she won gold medals at the 1990, 1992 and 1997 IIHF World Women’s Championships, a silver medal at the 1998 winter Olympics, and two 4 Nations Cup titles. In 2016, she was named head coach of Canada’s National Women’s Team.

Happy birthday, Laura Schuler!

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Fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad Qualifies For Olympics, Will Become First U.S. Athlete To Compete In A Hijab

Muhammad, an African American women’s saber fencer, first made history several years ago when she became the first Muslim woman to compete for the U.S. in fencing. Now that she has qualified for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, Muhammad is making history once more.

“I want to compete in the Olympics for the United States to prove that nothing should hinder anyone from reaching their goals — not race, religion or gender”


I think Donald Trump is going to need an exorcism after hear that. #Love it!

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This 8-Year-Old is the Youngest Girl to Skate in the Vans US Open Pro Series
Sky Brown from Miyazaki, Japan is the new, pint-sized skate prodigy.

“Sky Brown is an unexpectedly raw skater from Miyazaki, Japan  who just became the youngest female to skate in the Vans US Open Pro Series. While not even having reached double digit numbers in terms of age, she shreds harder and larger than plenty of people twice, and even three times her age.  

Sky broke out after a clip of her attacking a miniramp near her home in Japan was posted on Facebook. Ben Mondy of GrindTV points out that Sky is following in the footsteps of other incredibly young, talented skater girls such as 6-year-old Quincy Symonds, a.k.a. the “Flying Squirrel,” and Sabre Norris, the 9-year-old whose video of her completing a 540 has had over a million views globally.”

Read the full piece and see videos of Sky here

GO SKY GO!!!

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#Kaepernick stands up against discrimination and racism much like Muhammad Ali did

Colin Kaepernick is refusing to stand for the national anthem to protest the oppression of African Americans in this country.

It wasn’t too long ago there was a global celebration of Muhammad Ali, who refused to fight for a country that oppressed his own people.

Ali became an “idea” to many people, who clearly had adopted their own sanitized version of Ali. So not surprisingly, the reaction to Kaepernick has been about what you’d expect.

As I always say, everybody wants athletes to stances and positions … Until they say something YOU don’t want to hear. #Hate it!

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It’s 2016, not 1900! #Hate it!