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Paralympian Brittany Hudak: “I Didn’t Think About Body Image Until I Became an Elite Athlete”

Paralympian Brittany Hudak: “I Didn’t Think About Body Image Until I Became an Elite Athlete”

Ive always been fairly lean, but not muscular. I did jazz dancing growing up, and I felt like I had...

Bobsledder Cynthia Appiah: “I Looked Phenomenal, but I Felt Absolutely Terrible”

Bobsledder Cynthia Appiah: “I Looked Phenomenal, but I Felt Absolutely Terrible”

I remember taking my braids out. They had just been freshly done a few days prior, but I needed to...

Speed Skater Alyson Charles: “I Consider Myself Lucky”

Speed Skater Alyson Charles: “I Consider Myself Lucky”

We used to get weighed in front of the entire team. That was an issue. When I first started competing...

Olympic Legend Catriona Le May Doan: “I Worried About How People Viewed Me My Whole Career”

Olympic Legend Catriona Le May Doan: “I Worried About How People Viewed Me My Whole Career”

I used to joke that speedskaters are built like pears. We tend to have big butts, big legs and a...

“Fat Doesn’t Fly”: Inside the Culture of Body Shaming in Figure Skating

Fat doesnt fly.Tara McDougall, a former competitive figure skater who has been coaching young skaters since 1992, remembers hearing a...

Alpine Skier Erin Mielzynski: “I Was Just Trying To Be Perfect”

Alpine Skier Erin Mielzynski: “I Was Just Trying To Be Perfect”

People started commenting on my body pretty early. I was a competitive water skier starting at age six. Wed go...

How Canadian Ellie Black Prepared for the 2021 Olympics, Despite the Pandemic

Last year, gymnast Ellie Blacks race towards the 2020 Olympic Summer Games took an unexpectedalbeit necessaryturn.On March 22, 2020, the...