The good side of athletics in higher education is that it helps develop exceptional leaders, team players, and citizens. Healthy competition is a motivator for excellence and represents the best outcome of the Olympic spirit.
American women athletes beat the sweaty gym socks off of their male counterparts at the 2012 London Summer Olympics, bringing home more gold and total...
The Spice Girls' dedication to feminist ideals can be debated thanks to their revealing clothing but they never strayed from the opinion that girls can do things just as well as boys, if not better.
Indeed, throughout this Olympic fortnight in London, our students learned more about the business of the Olympics, first-hand, than we could ever teach them solely in the classroom.
What a fantastic Olympics we've just had. I miss the Games already. The spectacle was grand, but what I hope really last are the spirits of internationalism and participation in sport.
The Olympic vision to reach higher and faster could become a reality for many more children around the world following Sunday's hunger summit.
How cruel to work for four years, summon all the discipline, all the sacrifice needed to be your best for just a few minutes at the eminent Olympic Games... and have the dream end in a nightmare moment... with four very long years ahead to perhaps try again?
As we celebrate the best in humanity this Olympics, that means giving others the chance to live their dreams. Sports brought us together for London 2012. The action we take next is up to all of us.
Do you take pride in America winning the most medals? Or do you just admire incredible performances be they American (Michael Phelps or the lady gymnasts) or not (Usain Bolt)?
I think that it's time for black America to move past having only one representative. Yes, Gabby Douglas is a young black lady from the US, but she does not, and cannot, represent an entire culture.
For years, critics claimed that London 2012 was doomed. They said that the transportation network would collapse. That people would stay away from London. That the economy would suffer. That the British public were not interested. They were all wrong.
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I changed all my clocks to London time. My iPhone, my iPad, my computers (both at home and at work) -- everything was five hours ahead. It all started out swimmingly. I'd get up by 9 or 10 a.m. London time (4 or 5 a.m. New York time). I'd go to work on an uncrowded subway and eerily calm New York streets.
Sprinting in the rain is an exercise in acceptance. How much risk are you willing to accept?
A marathon is one of the best ways for a city to showcase its profile. London's final landmark will be nothing less than the greatest bastion of Britishness, the place where red-coated guards, 'queen and country' come together: Buckingham Palace.
Next time you find yourself wanting to criticize someone else as a way to make yourself feel better, think like an Olympian and rise above the rest. Conquering your fears isn't about making yourself look better than others; it's about making you the best you can be.