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June 18th, 2012
10:51 AM ET

After 40 years of Title IX, athletes Jackie Joyner-Kersee and Cheyenne Woods on the law's legacy and continuing to fight for equality in sports

It's hard to believe that it's been 40 years since the passage of Title IX, the landmark 1972 law that ensured equal treatment of women and men in all federally funded institutions.

That law had a huge impact in women's sports in particular, and it's the subject a new documentary called "Sporting Chance," which will premiere this weekend on ESPN2.

Tonight in New York at Lincoln Center, a cast of prominent female athletes, including legendary three-time Olympic gold medalist Jackie Joyner-Kersee, will hold a panel discussion on Title IX and its impact over the years.

This morning on "Early Start," Joyner-Kersee and Cheyenne Woods, LPGA golfer and the niece of Tiger Woods, talk with Ashleigh Banfield about the huge importance of Title IX, and asks them whether the U.S. still needs the law.

Filed under: Equality • Gender • Title IX
April 30th, 2012
08:04 AM ET

Boy kicked off all-girls field hockey team, says he doesn't pose threat to other players

At just 13-year-old, Keeling Pilaro was kicked off his high school girls field hockey team because the school's athletic governing body has determined he is the dominant player on the field. However, Keeling says "there are definitely girls that are a lot better than [him], have more skills and are faster." He talks with Ashleigh Banfield this morning.

Filed under: Gender • Law