1. Fencer Kat Holmes may have the most unusual pump-up song ever

    Olympic team member Kat Holmes used to listen to this Disney song when she was a member of Princeton's fencing team -- and it remains on her playlist today.

    about 17 days ago | Cristina Goyanes, Special to espnW.com | Special to espnW.com
  2. World Health Organization rejects call to cancel Rio Olympics because of Zika threat

    The WHO maintains that despite the increased number of infections because of the Zika outbreak, there is "no public health justification" for calling off the Rio Games.

    about 30 days ago | Associated Press
  3. The start of their Olympic journeys Watch

    Olympic athletes share their stories of how they got involved in their sports.

    about 30 days ago
  4. Olympic fencer Muhammad ready to break stereotypes Watch

    With a simmering anti-Muslim sentiment brewing in the United States, Olympic fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad is prepared to challenge stereotypes surrounding Muslim women, and will be the first U.S. athlete to compete wearing a hijab.

    about 30 days ago
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  6. How fencing champion Ibtihaj Muhammad resurrected one woman's old dream

    In May, espnW's weekly essay series will focus on new beginnings and changes. This week, Nasha Khan writes about Olympic hopeful Ibtihaj Muhammad's influence on her as a Muslim woman.

    about 49 days ago | Nasha Khan, Special to espnW.com | Special to espnW.com
  7. Michelle Obama gets fencing lesson from Olympian Ibtihaj Muhammad

    First lady Michelle Obama wrapped up her speech to U.S. athletes to mark 100 days before the Rio Games, then received a quick fencing lesson from Olym...

    about 64 days ago | First Lady gets fencing lesson in NYC
  8. First lady Michelle Obama appears with U.S. athletes, receives fencing lesson from Olympian Ibtihaj Muhammad

    First lady Michelle Obama wrapped up her speech to dozens of U.S. athletes to mark 100 days before the Rio Games, then received a quick fencing lesson from Olympian Ibtihaj Muhammad.

    about 64 days ago | Associated Press
  9. Russia takes gold, Italy and Valentina Vezzali silver at fencing team world championships

    Russia won gold, with Italy and retiring star Valentina Vezzali taking silver, at the fencing team world championships in Rio De Janeiro.

    about 65 days ago | Associated Press
  10. New fears of Premiership ring-fencing

    There is fresh fear amongst the leading clubs in National League Division One that the country's big clubs are turning the Zurich Premiership into a closed shop

    about 66 days ago | ESPN Staff
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