Sports in American Society
By Rick Telander, senior sportswriter for the Chicago Sun-Times
Playing sports helps Americans overcome differences and bond as individuals — player to player — and as communities.
From Outsider to Olympian
By Linda Miller, Olympic rower
With the help of mentors, family and community, Linda Miller transformed from a sports-shy child to a world-class athlete.
PROFILES OF AMERICAN SPORTSMANSHIP
Scout Bassett: Defying Odds, Redefining Ability
Paralympian Scout Bassett has overcome many barriers to success.
Fugees Family: Finding a Home on the Field
Jordan-born Luma Mufleh helps refugee children adjust to their new lives in the United States through soccer.
Oren Lyons: The Legacy of Lacrosse
Invented by the Iroquois tribes, lacrosse is a sport with a long history of bringing communities together.
Ibtihaj Muhammad: Forging a New Frontier for Fencing
Ibtihaj Muhammad wants all minority athletes to know they can achieve their dreams, regardless of race, religion or gender.
Jennifer Beltran: Serving the Community
A volleyball star gives back to the inner-city community that supported her.
Playing It Forward: Sharing the Power of Sports
Top American athletes team up with sports enthusiasts in communities all over the world.