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Celebrating our best women’s sports stories of 2022

A'ja Wilson carries the WNBA championship trophy as she is introduced during the Aces' victory parade. (Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

What a year it was for women’s sports. We kicked off 2022 with the Winter Olympics, capped by another epic showdown between the United States and Canada hockey teams, and punctuated the year with breakout performances, championship victories and landmark moments across basketball, soccer and the entire sports landscape.

Women’s soccer, in particular, took a giant step forward as the NWSL ratified its first CBA, reckoned with its history of abuse and held those in power to account. The U.S. women’s national team also achieved equal pay after a years-long legal fight, setting the standard for national programs everywhere.

We were here for all of the action at Just Women’s Sports. As we turn the calendar to 2023, we recognize our top stories from the year. Between profiles of star athletes, historical features and critical reporting, our team uncovered stories worth revisiting on the final day of 2022.

Thank you for reading, and we’ll see you in the new year!

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