The bravest women at the Games: Muslim athletes who battled to get to London - and for whom the taking part really does mean more than the winning
In this Aug. 10, 2016, image made from a video, Jim Van Horne and Norma Jean Wick, of Descriptive Video Works, narrate a volleyball match from the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, at the NBC studios in Stamford, Conn. For the first time in the U.S., NBC is airing the Olympics in prime time with additional narrators who simply report what¿s happening on screen, a sort of closed captioning for the visually impaired. (AP Photo/Joe Frederick)
Gegard Mousasi - This PRIDE veteran is the former Strikeforce LHW champion and currently fights in that organization as well as DREAM in Japan. The Dutch fighter (of Armenian descent) uses boxing, kickboxing and judo to accumulate 32 wins (28 by KO/TKO or submission) vs. only 3 losses. Since the start of 2010 he is 4-1-1 in MMA, but is expected to take some time off to attempt to qualify for the 2012 Olympics in boxing (representing the Netherlands).
The undefeated UFC champion and Hollywood star charts her difficult journey to fame, revealing her tragic childhood, her secrets behind her achievements and her experiences as pioneering woman athlete.