On Feb. 3, 2016, a group of seven current and former athletes gathered in a top-floor office several blocks west of Union Square in downtown New York City. It wasn’t a particularly remarkable day—a Wednesday, slightly overcast, seasonably cold—but for the seven people on the 18th floor of the old Palladian building, the day was momentous: They were launching Excelle Sports, the only news outlet that would be dedicated entirely to covering all women’s sports.
Since, Excelle has published more than 3,000 articles on women athletes, coaches, teams, mavericks, movers and shakers, detailing everything from the major issues to the minor games while spanning a range of more than 25 different sports. Today, the website is read in 192 countries around the world, with committed fans as close as Milford, New Hampshire and as faraway as Monrovia, Liberia.
Over the last 365 days, Excelle has hit, kicked, stroked, swam, run, biked and breathed women’s sports, going deep inside the world of female athletes and their activities to give readers access in a whole new way: up close, intimate, a 360-degree view with a zoom button that actually works.
As we celebrate our one-year anniversary Feb. 3, 2017, we wanted to share with you some of our favorite stories on women’s sports that we’ve published over the last year. This isn’t an exhaustive list by any means—you can find many more compelling stories here. And, over the next year, we expect to deliver many others here from the 18th floor—and from the fields, courts, tracks, pools and pitches—as we continue to cover women’s sports like no one else is now or has ever before.
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