One of my biggest challenges upon hanging up my racing suit was learning how to be fit and healthy without holding myself to those Olympic standards (which are nearly impossible to sustain). I am not alone in this.
Usain Bolt goes double/double, winning the 100 and 200 meter gold for the second straight Olympics.
As the world watches athletes from 205 countries compete in London this month, we should be reminded of the potential of sports to help youth accomplish feats that won't land them on a podium -- but are arguably more valuable than an Olympic medal.
Most of us will not come close to running the speeds seen in the Olympics. Training like a sprinter, though, will help you build a sexy, athletic body and give you the upper hand in the battle to catch the bus.
I hate how individual sports become team sports in the Olympics. So, if the IOC has made it their business to turn individual sports into team sports, then I propose they should start turning team sports into individual events.
When young women who step up are ridiculed for things that have nothing to do with the subject at hand -- things that are as irrelevant as their hair and clothes -- it sends a chilling message to girls everywhere about the perils of putting oneself out there.
As I learned more about their financial conditions I became even more proud that Olympians were protesting IOC rules that limited their ability to promote the brands who helped them pay their bills in social media.
With television rights to the London 2012 Olympics,including video highlights for news outlets severely restricted by the IOC and by NBC Sports in...
Life is just one big learning curve and I'm glad to be on the upward swing of that curve just taking anything and everything in while trying to absorb as much of this experience in London as I can.
London is a city of monuments. This is especially evident as images of this remarkable city and its Olympic venues are beamed to billions of people around the globe during this unparalleled sporting event.
Soon the 2012 Olympics will end, and the games of life as we know it will continue. Here are five things I love right now that may help fill up all of our lives in between the Closing Ceremonies and the raging amusement parks of the Conventions.
Paraskevi "Voula" Papachristou and Michel Morganella both trained for years to reach an Olympic level of competition. Each, in turn, was leveled by something notoriously difficult to train -- the tongue.
So where do you draw the line? Cheating is bad, agreed. But how about if everyone else is doing it?
Lord Michael Bates would be the first to agree that there's a disconnect between the stunning sporting event in London and the Olympics' too-obscure legacy of peace.
As much as the media pushes the medal count, we the fans are smarter than that. We don't care much about who wins. We want to feel. And in every sport there is a story to be told, feelings to be kindled.
Ever wonder how Olympic gymnasts achieve that ultimate combination of lean muscle, incredible flexibility, and impressive bodyweight-to-strength ratio?