Bronze Strigil with Handle in Form of a Girl

  At just 40 centimeters, this figure is unassuming next to the momentous collections at the British Museum. Surprisingly, this bronze strigil¬†is a symbol of girlhood strength. Long before bath bombs, shower gel, and dry shampoo, girls were using a much different...

Olympic Girls: Paralympics 2016 – IPC Athletics

Hannah Cockroft Hannah began competing in various wheelchair sports when she was in school and ended up winning a silver medal in the seated discus at the UK School Games. The British Paralympics Association held a talent day which was where she first tried an elite...

Olympic Girls: Paralympics 2016 – IPC Swimming Teams

Ellie Simmonds Ellie earned international attention at the Beijing Games in 2008 when aged just 13 she won two gold medals (in the 100m and 400m freestyle events). Ellie also competed in three other events at the Games and her hard work was rewarded further when she...

Olympic Girls: Allyson Felix

In Rio Allyson Felix won two gold and one silver medal but success at the Olympics is nothing new for her. She is tied with Marlene Ottey as the most decorated female track and field star of all time with a total of nine medals to her name. Allyson was a prolific...

Olympic Girls: Michelle Carter

A discussion the other night amongst my friends showed why the Olympics matter – we all agreed that for two weeks every four years we sit glued to the TV watching sports that we normally wouldn’t watch if they were being held in our back gardens. Some of the most...

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