Talking to Legendary Olympic Sprinter and Activist Wyomia Tyus

Talking to Legendary Olympic Sprinter and Activist Wyomia Tyus

The legendary Wyomia Tyus joins the show to talk about her book, Tigerbelle: The Wyomia Tyus Story.


This week we are honored to speak to gold medalist at the 1964 and 1968 Olympics and the first-ever back-to-back gold medalist in the 100 meters, athlete and lifelong activist Wyomia Tyus. Tyus talks about her experiences in the Olympics and the fight for freedom.

We have Choice Words about the firing of Canadian hockey commentator and bigot Don Cherry. We also have Just Stand Up and Just Sit Down awards to Megan Rapinoe for an awesome speech, and the NFL, who are up to their shenanigans as it pertains to Colin Kaepernick. All this and more on this week’s episode!

Wyomia Tyus
Tigerbelle: The Wyomia Tyus Story

The Firing of Don Cherry Marks the End of an Era

Thank you for reading The Nation!

We hope you enjoyed the story you just read, just one of the many incisive, deeply reported articles we publish daily. Now more than ever, we need fearless journalism that moves the needle on important issues, uncovers malfeasance and corruption, and uplifts voices and perspectives that often go unheard in mainstream media.

Donate right now and help us hold the powerful accountable, shine a light on issues that would otherwise be swept under the rug, and build a more just and equitable future.

For nearly 160 years, The Nation has stood for truth, justice, and moral clarity. As a reader-supported publication, we are not beholden to the whims of advertisers or a corporate owner. But it does take financial resources to report on stories that may take weeks or months to investigate, thoroughly edit and fact-check articles, and get our stories to readers like you.

Donate today and stand with us for a better future. Thank you for being a supporter of independent journalism.

Thank you for your generosity.

Ad Policy