"Sport has taught me to never give up. I found the biggest fights when I was an athlete, I have now in front of [me] an opponent who does not give up, but this battle [against cancer, I] will win." -Annarita Sidoti, translated in Italian.
"Without sport I would not have experienced all the wonderful [things], which I have been involved [in]; Competing abroad is not, for women, economically viable, [it] does not even fall within the world's fastest women in the ranks." -Mona-Lisa Pursiainen
“Complaints have been made as to football being played by women, the Council feel impelled to express their strong opinion that the game of football is quite unsuitable for females and ought not to be encouraged.” -Lily Parr
"Strength is beauty, I grew up in the '60s when it wasn't cool [for a female] to be athletic. The Twiggy look was in. Nobody wanted to have muscular legs in miniskirts. I was running even then." -Gayle Olinekova
“Now all I want to do is to forget all the fuss and get back to my schoolwork,” -Karen Muir, world record holder in the 110 yard backstroke at age 12.
“There are some who feel there are two different kinds of people – human beings and women.” -Georgia Frontiere
"Breast cancer is killing more women every year, numbers I don't even have access to they're so staggering. If it was a man's disease, you can bet it would be much more publicized and people would be doing a lot more to combat it. That's the one thing that really angers me." -Heather Farr
''I was forever having fun, raising my skirt up for the fans, doing the splits and handstands when the games got quiet.'' -Faye Dancer
"There wasn't anything else to do. We didn't have money to go to the shows so we grew up playing baseball." -Helen Callaghan
Hi, I'm Jenna and I'm a sports fan! I've been avidly watching sports since 2011 because I found that by watching sports, I would be able to communicate with my dad and brother better. Ever since I got into sports, I've been able to enjoy myself more when I go to sporting events with my family.