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Olympic Athletes

What Does A Pillow Have To Do With Winning Gold In Rio?

Gwen Jorgensen | Posted 04.26.2017 | Healthy Living
Gwen Jorgensen

Everything I've done over the course of the last four years was to prepare me for the moment I stepped onto the sand at Copacabana Beach in Rio. I am a two-time International Triathlon Union World Champion and a 2012 Olympian. And on Aug. 20 I won the triathlon at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio -- earning America's first gold medal in the event.

3 Ways The Olympics Could Truly Help The Refugee Crisis

Stephen Rosa | Posted 08.22.2016 | World
Stephen Rosa

Given the economic damage inflicted on host cities and the way the Olympics are used to fortify the political power of oppressive governments, the refugee team is a shallow publicity stunt designed to obscure the fact that the IOC is driven by greed and graft.

Sorry Ellen, But Usain Bolt's Olympic Selfies Are Now The G.O.A.T.

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 08.19.2016 | Sports

Is there anything Usain Bolt can’t do? The Jamaican track star is not only the fastest man on the planet and a sensational Samba dancer — but he a...

Grandpa Deserves Gold For Best Olympic Celebration

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 08.17.2016 | Sports

A Jamaican grandfather couldn’t contain himself after his hero, runner Usain Bolt, scooped up yet another Olympic gold medal for the 100-meter dash ...

Train Your Mind To Have The Fierce Focus Of An Olympian

Cara Bradley | Posted 08.12.2016 | Healthy Living
Cara Bradley

Like with physical strength training, you can deliberately build Fierce Focus with mental strength training. Here are a few training tips.

Widely Criticized Olympian Says His ‘Arrogance’ Was Actually Intentional

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 07.26.2016 | OWN

There’s no denying the talent and speed of former track and field star Carl Lewis. Once the fastest man in the world, Lewis completed in four Olympi...

Dara Torres Explains Why You Won't See Her In Another Olympics

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 01.13.2017 | OWN

As far as retirements go, Dara Torres’ haven’t always stuck. The gold-medal swimmer first retired from the sport after competing in the 1984, 1988...

Former Olympian Shares Theory On What Many Elite Athletes Have In Common

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 01.13.2017 | OWN

In 1976, swimmer Greg Louganis walked in the Opening Ceremonies of the Summer Olympics. He was one of nearly 400 Americans competing for gold in the G...

The Only Place Where This Paralyzed Olympic Swimmer Feels 'Disabled'

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 04.14.2016 | OWN

In the late '90s, swimmer Amy Van Dyken was one of the greatest in her sport. She won Olympic medals, broke world records and earned a host of athleti...

The Way of the Invincible Warrior

José Ángel Manaiza, Jr. | Posted 03.18.2017 | Home
José Ángel Manaiza, Jr.

"His life is a triumph of the human spirit, a triumph of character and determination more than of ability or talent. Told that he would never walk nor...

How An Olympic Icon Ended Up Living In A Bug-Infested Trailer

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 11.06.2015 | OWN

From the time Debi Thomas was a young girl, she wanted to grow up to become two things: a renowned figure skater and a practicing physician. She did b...

This Little Girl Went On To Become A Very Famous Athlete

OWN | Posted 01.16.2015 | OWN

Mention Kristi Yamaguchi's name and you'll be hard-pressed to find someone who doesn't know exactly who you're talking about. Most remember Yamaguchi ...

8 Power Foods for Athletes and Rowers

Esther Lofgren | Posted 06.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Esther Lofgren

Whether you're training for your very first rowing race or the Olympic Games, choosing great nutrition is one of the biggest ways to up your game.

From Conception to an Olympic Athlete

Birgitta Lauren | Posted 04.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Birgitta Lauren

Would you like your child to be an Olympic athlete one day? You would need to start the training early. It starts in the womb. While going 90 miles ...

Olympic Athletes and the Power to Give Back

Johann Koss | Posted 04.19.2014 | Sports
Johann Koss

Sport and play are our instincts and a human need. Events like the Olympics show us sport's ability to transcend our differences and unite us -- both in victory and defeat. Athletes are the carriers of that power.

The Brain-Training Secrets Of Olympic Athletes

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 02.14.2014 | Healthy Living

With the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics well underway, millions of spectators are marveling at the physical skill and talent of the athletes competing in ...

This Olympic Skier Surfs In Maui, Wins Medals At Sochi, And Beats All Of Us At Life

Posted 02.10.2014 | Sports

When Julia Mancuso isn't winning medals at the Olympics or talking about her long-time "rivalry" with Lindsey Vonn, she is surfing, diving and swimmin...

We Are Olympians

Chris Waddell | Posted 04.12.2014 | Sports
Chris Waddell

When they win, we win. When they struggle, we struggle. From the comfort of our homes, we get to see the best of being human. They remind us of who we are and who we hope to be. For a moment, we get to share their journey and their victory.

Olympic Athletes and Self-Reliance

Anita Casalina | Posted 04.11.2014 | Impact
Anita Casalina

Some athletes even take their hard won notoriety and maybe those endorsements they worked so hard to get, and they go on to start or support charities to help others better their lives.

Meet USA's Hottest Olympians

Gossip Cop | Posted 02.08.2014 | Celebrity

The 2014 Winter Olympics are underway in Sochi, with Team USA looking to bring home the gold. Shaun White, Lolo Jones (at right), and Patrick Kane ...

The Surprisingly Unhealthy Foods Olympic Athletes Eat

Alison Spiegel | Posted 02.06.2014 | Taste

They're just like us?

7 Olympian-Inspired Workout Moves To Try Today

Jamie Walker | Posted 04.08.2014 | Healthy Living
 Jamie Walker

As top notch athletes give it their all and compete for the chance of a lifetime, it's practically impossible not to be motivated as we cheer them on. So channel that feeling and go for the gold with these Olympian-inspired workout moves that will sculpt your legs, abs, arms and shoulders.

What Tara Lipinski Would Tell Sochi Olympians

Posted 02.06.2014 | Healthy Living

Welcome to our "Like An Olympian" series. During the 2014 Sochi Olympics, HuffPost Healthy Living will take a look at lifestyle and fitness lessons fr...

Three Traits Of An Olympic Champion, From Scott Hamilton (VIDEO)

Posted 02.03.2014 | Home

Olympic Gold Medalist Scott Hamilton knows exactly what traits are required to become an Olympic champion. First, Scott discussed the importance o...

How Figure Skating Has Become More Athletic, From Scott Hamilton (VIDEO)

Posted 02.03.2014 | Home

When it comes to what it takes to compete as a figure skater today, Olympic Gold Medalist Scott Hamilton had some interesting observations. “It...