Before the USA Women’s Hockey Team Clinched Gold, They Fought for Equal Pay

The USA women's hockey team won its first gold medal since 1998 at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea on Thursday, beating Canada in a heart-pounding shootout. The U.S.’s victory ended Canada’s winning streak of four consecutive Olympic gold medals.

The triumph capped 12 months of dramatic battles for the U.S. women--on and off the ice. Before they fought their northern rival in the gold medal match, the players took on a different opponent: unfair pay.

In 2017, the...

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