April 20, 2018

Eva Rodansky

Retired from speed skating in protest of USS’s 2006 unjust Olympic Team selection process.

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World class activist for athlete’s rights. At age 17, Rodansky had already earned National Class status, but was blackballed by US Speedskating for being forthright about the unacceptable manner its athletes were treated. While earning advanced degrees in microbiology, and despite fighting the insider leadership for a decade, in 2001 Eva won the 3000 meters at the Fall World Cup Trials in a historic comeback.

Since retiring from speed skating in protest of USS’s 2006 unjust Olympic Team selection process, Rodansky published a seminal book, “Winter of Discontent:  An athlete’s experience of speed skating in America,” which highlights the inequities of the USOC/USS systems. Eva currently works as a research lab specialist at the University of Michigan, leading projects in anti-fibrotic drug development.


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