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Heraean Games

Leah wraps up Olympic month by taking us back in time to 776 B.C. to the time of the Heraean Game (AKA Girl Olympics) where running with a boob out what a challenge! Leah also brings up loopholes so the ladies play with the oil-drenched guys and then talks about how all the nakedness was […]

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Lottie Dod

The Gal Pals find Olympic games where they can sit or lay down, meanwhile Katie tells us about Lottie Dod who never sat still. Voted the best versatile female athlete by Guinness World Records, Lottie played a ton of sports including winning Silver in Archery and being the youngest ever female singles champion in Wimbledon!  […]

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Surya Bonaly

Edan shares what Olympic greatness is all about with a French figure skater who didn’t win Gold but should have. Learn all about the amazing Surya Bonaly! Show Notes & Extras Gal Pals this month are – Bonnie Fillenwarth, Katie Harris, Leah Leach and Edan. Bonnie has already talked about Gertrude Ederle Get to know […]

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Gertrude Ederle

It’s the start of Olympic Gal month and Bonnie is giving us “What For!” Well, actually, she’s telling about an Olympic swimmer who swam the English Channel who might have coined the phrase “What For!” Gertrude Ederle learned to win in a New York river with a rope around her waist. She’s the “Grease Smeared […]

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Vote for new Olympic books!

Every month we have a research theme. We gather the books we have in the collection and the Gal’s Pals research for the Gal’s Guide Podcast. Sometimes we have holes in the collection where we could use more materials have better diversity in the theme. This is where YOU come in! We’ll post a short […]

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Babe Didrikson Zaharias – Your Gal Friday

Today we are talking about a gal who had amazing success in golf, basketball, and track and field. But it doesn’t stop there. She also played baseball, billiards, and bowling. All these events at a time when women were discouraged to compete. ESPN ranked her in the top 10 of most important athletes of the […]

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20 Sports Quotes By Women

1. “A trophy carries dust. Memories last forever.”– Mary Lou Retton 2. “A champion is afraid of losing. Everyone else is afraid of winning.” – Billie Jean King 3. “Somewhere behind the athlete you’ve become and the hours of practice and the coaches who have pushed you is a little girl who fell in love […]

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Inspirational Sisters – Venus & Serena Williams

Tennis players. Olympians. Entrepreneurs. Sisters. Venus and Serena Williams have played tennis as a team and as competitors, they are icons in the world of tennis, but they are first and foremost sisters. Before the gals were born their father, Richard, saw the end of a Tennis tournament where the gal was awarded $40,000 for […]

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Early History of Olympic Women

Did you know men competed nude in the Ancient Olympics?  Did you know there was The Games of Hera, the female version of the Olympics, at the same time, in the same stadiums in Olympia?  Did you know women were not allowed to compete in the first Modern Olympic games of 1896 but were allowed […]