There’s no question that female athletes are strong. From climbing the highest mountains on earth to swimming in brutal ocean conditions to running 26.2 miles at blistering speeds, women have proved time and again that they’re capable of achieving seemingly impossible physical feats.
But female athletes aren’t just strong; they’re powerful. They smash barriers. They fight, tooth and nail, for equality. They transcend sports to become cultural game changers.
The following women are notable for their contributions to sports and, in many cases, their outsize impact on the broader culture too. Our hope is that in reading this (admittedly subjective) list, you’ll learn about some of the fiercest female trailblazers in history who have paved and continue to pave the road for athletes—and women—everywhere.
Here, in no particular order, the 40 most powerful women athletes of all time, listed by Glamour.com. Read further by opening the article link.
Project consortium of the Erasmus+ Sport project "Training to Win" finally found a chance to hold the first transnational meeting in Sangalhos, Portugal along with an International Seminar for coaches and a Battery Test of BMX riders.
The first two days 6th and 7th of September were scheduled for the International Seminar for coaches from six countries both - face-to-face and online. Latvia was represented by 246 coaches who participated and followed the seminar online and additional 2 BMX coaches - Olafs Lakučs from Valmiera Sports School and Renārs Auga from Smiltene Children and Youth Sports School, who participated in the face-to-face event. Along with the BMX coaches, the project manager Sandija Zaļupe of the Latvian team also participated in the International Seminar and was appointed to moderate the round table of athletes - BMX riders. Whereas Olafs Lakučs was intrusted to give the closing speech, which was nicely appreciated by the face-to-face participants, especially BMX riders - the future of BMX world.
The International Seminar was followed by the first transnational meeting of the project consortium. The meeting took place in the following two days at Sunlive Hotel. The main points discussed within this meeting were the first intellectual output - the Need's Questionnaire, which was finished in June and the second intellectual output - the Battery Test that was almost finished but at the beginning of the transnational meeting event was still going on with the last tests of BMX riders mainly concerning lactate after the workloads. Latvia was represented by two BMX riders - Mārtiņš Emīls Treimanis and Dāvis Jānis Elberts, as well as by the BMX coach Renārs Auga participating in all Portugal's events including the Battery Test, where he was acting as an athlete not coach. An important issue discussed was monitoring and control of the project process and an extremely important integral part of the project - the dissemination of all project results.
The Battery Test gave the young athletes an opportunity to meet each other and get acquainted similar to youth mobilities also promoted by the Erasmus+ Programme. It was represented by BMX riders from four out of six participating countries of the project: Latvia, Spain, Portugal and Slovakia.
Finally, the RSE project, with the main aim of relaunching the sports movement in the European Union after all restrictions, is holding an inaugural conference, originally scheduled for March. The conference will take place from August 23 to 25 in Sigulda, Latvia. The conference will be attended not only by the project consortium from all five member states - Romania, Greece, Spain, France, Latvia, but also by the Deputy State Secretary, Director of the Sports Department of the Ministry of Education and Science Edgars Severs and LSIIDP Board. The guest lecturer of the conference Eva Nolendorfa, Personnel Manager of Brabantia Ltd. Latvia will share her experience in promoting physical activities in the company also during the pandemic, observing all the restrictions set by the country.
The project consortium, in turn, will discuss the mobility dates and the teams represented and their composition, as well as the objectives to be achieved. A particularly important issue to be addressed will also be the dissemination activities of the project in order to reach not only the target audience mentioned in the project, but even a wider one, taking into account the multifaceted nature of the project consortium.
In order to promote cultural diversity and increase knowledge about the customs and cultural events of other countries, the project team will go on a tour of Sigulda City.
The greatest event of the WOW EUROPE project was activity PEDALIADA - a cycling event, held simultaneously in all ten participating countries. The event took place on the 11th September. Latvia held the event in Limbaži town in two simultaneous routes. The first route was scheduled around the town's lake 'Lielezers', which made a biking distance of 13 kilometres on remote, almost empty country roads and forest trails, which allowed to organize this route without helmets and make the event more joyful for children and young people to whom this route was meant. The other route was scheduled around the town Limbaži, making a cycling distance of 16 kilometres for grown-ups. Latvia covered 69 participants in total, which may be considered a high number taking into account that only six days prior to the Pedaliada the greatest yearly cycling and mountain biking event 'Unity Ride' was held near Limbaži, leading one of the routes through Limbaži. Therefore, the initial aim of LSIIDP was to organize a simple event on the contrary to the yearly 'Unity Ride'.
Respondents of the feedback questionnaire confirmed that the event was joyful and that they would wish to participate in another one again.
BMX project pretends to promote education in and through sport with special focus on skills development, with emphasis in coach training to improve the quality of sport career development and safety of young athletes. In this sense, the International Seminar on Training Safe taking place on the 6th and 7th September aims to contribute to the knowledge and dissemination of best practices in training. Conferences, round tables and workshops are programmed to deal with diferent aspects of safety as the adequacy of loads, first aids or the evaluation of training.
The International Seminar on Training Safe invites researchers to send contributions in the form of oral communication or poster. The contributions must be related to the three topics of the seminar:
Training Environment Sport facilities
These contributions will be presented virtually. There will be a 100 euros award to the best poster and the best oral communication. The scientific comitte will be in charge of this decission. The winner will be announced during the final session of the seminar.
The international conference is open to all interested parties by registering in the offical homepage of the conference. Join usHERE! The programme of the conference is available HERE by choosing section "PROGRAMME".