“The elementary schooler has already drawn millions of views to internet videos of her fearless, technically advanced skating—an alluring statistic for an event that’s looking to persuade online fans to tune into revenue-earning TV network coverage.” Bloomberg: Can This 10-Year-Old Girl Save the Olympics? “With skateboarding becoming an Olympic sport I think it’s super exciting … It’s going to be really cool with people doing super-gnarly tricks, and really fun to watch.” (I’m sold.)

+ “The defending champion Americans are suing their employer, the U.S. Soccer Federation, claiming gender discrimination. The Australian players’ union, among others, is calling for increases to the prize money, which is dwarfed by the payout given to men’s teams. The world’s best player, Norway’s Ada Hegerberg, is boycotting the tournament over what she says is mistreatment of the women’s program by the country’s soccer leaders.” WaPo: As Women’s World Cup opens, talent is blooming and frustration is bubbling.
NYT: 108 Women’s World Cup Players on Their Jobs, Money and Sacrificing Everything.