Metro Weekly

All posts tagged "sports"

  • Hitting Out

    Every sport has its hallowed grounds and those few athletes who have the good fortune and great talent to compete on them. In tennis, few...

  • Life Preservers

    While the recession may have left the District of Columbia Aquatics Club (DCAC) more than $4,000 short of its fundraising goal for this year's Maryland...

  • Get Your Kicks

    Michael Pranikoff had just moved to D.C. when he discovered the Federal Triangles at the Capital Pride Festival eight years ago. Though Pranikoff had played...

  • Equality Crew

    It might just seem like a day at the races, as men and women from across the Mid-Atlantic -- as well as some from as...

  • DC Front Runners

    If you're like me, you can't spend more than three or four minutes on a treadmill before becoming bored out of your mind. While there's...

  • D.C. 'Fired Up' for Gay Games

    D.C. is officially ''fired up'' in hopes of winning a bid to host the 2014 Gay Games in the District. Vince Micone, President of the...

  • Calling All Cheerleaders

    Washington is fighting three cities -- Boston, Cleveland and Miami -- in its bid to host the 2014 Gay Games, the world's largest GLBT sports...

  • Bring It

    If some local sports enthusiasts' dreams come true, Washington will be the site of the 2014 Gay Games. That's the hope for some, following an...

  • Pink Shadow

    More than 200 people are expected to attend D.C.'s first gay basketball tournament, the D.C. Capital Classic, a National Gay Basketball Association-sanctioned event, Oct. 25-26,...

  • Rain or Shine Rackets

    Walker Chaffin flatly refuses to entertain the idea that it might rain during the 16th Annual Capital Classic Tournament. ''I refuse to think that there's...

  • Playing Out

    At James Madison High School in Vienna, Va., being the gay member of an all-male swim team was ''rough'' enough, says Dan Martinelli. The feelings...

  • 'Gay' for Effort

    Washington Renegades Rugby Football Club When Will Marshall first joined the Washington Renegades Rugby Football Club (RFC), he didn't know the rugby team was then...

  • Making a Splash

    Expect to see much more than just water sports at the 2008 International Gay and Lesbian Aquatics Championships (IGLA) in Washington, from June 18 to...

  • Summer Playground

    Iconic lesbian tennis champ Billie Jean King served the first ball for a new match in an unlikely location -- downtown D.C., on the site...

  • Gearing up for Spring

    Once upon a time, when sports were the domain of the heterosexual male and outcasts were always chosen last, gay and lesbian athletes were invisible...