A to Z of American Women in Sports (A to Z of Women) by Paula Edelson

By Paula Edelson

The accomplishments of girls within the activities are inspirational and remarkable. From the ladies who first broke via gender boundaries to the ladies who've benefited from their predecessors ground-breaking selection

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Open, when, after losing in the first round, she frowned and fought her way off the court and into the locker room. By this time, Capriati had already announced that she would be taking a leave from tennis in order to finish high school. During this hiatus, she returned to Florida, where she began experimenting with drugs and alcohol. In May 1994, a night of partying led to an arrest in Coral Gables. Capriati was charged with marijuana possession; one of her companions claimed that she had also smoked crack.

S. Open for CBS in 1985. That same year, the network hired her to provide commentary during its 1988 Winter and Summer Olympic Games coverage, where she broadcast skiing and gymnastics competitions, and she also sat in the broadcast booth during the 1989 women’s basketball Final Four collegiate basketball championships. By 1995, Carillo had expanded her broadcasting umbrella even farther. Too hotly pursued to be confined to one network, she has provided coverage for NBC during the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta, has also covered several ski championships for CBS, and has hosted several sports documentaries for HBO.

She stands as a . . rebuke to every slob who said he would play for free but wouldn’t suit up for less than $68 million . ” the magazine said of Blair “. . ” In April 1995 Blair retired permanently from speed skating. The next year she married a fellow Olympian, speed skater Dave Cruikshank and moved to Milwaukee. The couple have two children. After leaving sports, Blair became a motivational speaker and started her own foundation, where she continues to work. 22 Further Reading Greenspan, Bud.

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