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January - March 2014 - Physical Activity


Don’t let a sports injury keep you out of the game, get covered today

Physical Activity, Sports | March, 18 2014

By: Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of Health and Human Services

This week, as part of our final push to encourage as many Americans as possible to get covered ahead of the March 31st enrollment deadline, the Administration is launching an effort to reach college basketball fans young and old during March Madness – to remind them of the importance of having quality, affordable insurance.

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Passing the Torch, Blazing the Trail: National Girls & Women in Sports Day 2014

Physical Activity, Sports, Title IX | February, 5 2014

By: Shellie Pfohl, Executive Director, President’s Council on Fitness, Sport & Nutrition

Today, people from all 50 states will celebrate the 28th Annual National Girls and Women in Sports Day. This year’s theme, “Passing the Torch, Blazing the Trail,” is particularly pertinent because we are two days away from the Opening Ceremonies of the Sochi Olympics. More than 100 of our 230 winter Olympians traveling to Sochi are females; in London in 2012, the U.S. sent more female than male athletes to participate in the Games. In fact, many referred to London 2012 as “the Women’s Olympics,” because it was the first time that women competed in all of the same sports as men, for 302 total medal events.

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