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My Olympic Journey: From the Beginning, Becoming a Bobsledder

Lauren Gibbs | Posted 06.07.2016 | Sports
Lauren Gibbs

When you start your bobsled career at 30, a time when most are settling down into their "real careers" and many are getting married, you can imagine t...

Ocho Rios, Jamaica: Sun and Adventure

Dwight Brown | Posted 06.16.2016 | Travel
Dwight Brown

The hilly town of Ocho Rios sits on the north coast of Jamaica, at the base of the St. Ann Mountains. The former fishing village, now a tourist destination, is as noted for its resorts and beaches as its mountainous terrain and natural wonders.

Writers and Olympians: Cut From The Same Crazy Cloth

Karin Tanabe | Posted 04.15.2014 | Books
Karin Tanabe

How many rejection letters can one person take? They are our version of the torn Achilles before the big game, the participation medals and last place finishes. But still, like that flying tomato boy, we go on.

The Winter Olympics I Can Never Forget

Tom Cramer | Posted 04.12.2014 | Fifty
Tom Cramer

Ah, the Winter Olympics are here once again. Every four years I am reminded of the first time I paid attention to them, the games held in Innsbruck, Austria in February 1976. Although I was too young to comprehend it, the Munich massacre of the summer games held in 1972 introduced me to the Olympics.

LOOK: 19 Black Olympians To Watch In The 2014 Sochi Olympics

Posted 02.07.2014 | Black Voices

The 2014 Sochi Olympics begins today, and this year there are plenty of athletes of color participating in sports that traditionally and historically ...

WATCH: The Fascinating Physics Of Figure Skating

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 02.06.2014 | Science

What makes figure skaters so graceful on the ice? It's a question many will be asking during the upcoming winter Olympic games in Sochi, Russia. Su...

Jamaica, We Have A Bobsled Team. Here's All You Need To Know About The Olympic Duo.

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 01.24.2014 | Sports

There's a new chapter in the ultimate Olympic underdog story of the Jamaican athletes who captivated the world by competing in a traditional alpine sp...

Aja Evans' Path to Sochi Highlights Track Athletes' Bobsledding Success

Alicia Jessop | Posted 03.25.2014 | Sports
Alicia Jessop

What's most impressive about Evans' athletic prowess is not that she trained alongside NFL players, but that she was able to keep up with them.

Cool Runnings 2.0?

The Huffington Post | Emily Thomas | Posted 01.25.2014 | Sports

There may be a "Cool Runnings" sequel if the Jamaican bobsled team (or bobsleigh, as it's also known) succeeds in reaching the Sochi Olympics in just ...

The Other Side Of Lolo Jones

Shamara McCoy | Posted 01.23.2014 | Black Voices
Shamara McCoy

I could go on and on about how there is more to Lolo Jones than a quirky sense of humor and the occasional questionable comment, but in the end, it's doubtful I am able to alter your opinion of her or stop the extremely harsh criticism she receives on Twitter or on the blogs.

5 Winter Destinations For Non-Skiers

Shermans Travel | Posted 01.06.2013 | Travel
Shermans Travel

When those big, fat flakes start falling, it's time to pull all the warm clothes out of storage and get ready for some winter activities. But if you're not a skier, there's no need to feel left out.

Even Country Leaders Have to Learn to Take a Risk: Prince Albert's Most Moving Experience

Nikki Stone | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Nikki Stone

Things didn't go exactly as I planned in the 1994 Olympics. But I can say that I truly cherish the memories and the friendships I forged with my fell...

Olympic Gold Would Add to Rich U.S. Bobsled History

Dave Ungrady | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Dave Ungrady

American bobsledders once ruled the bobsled world, but now U.S. men have not won Olympic bobsled gold since 1948. With Holcomb as a favorite, there's a fair chance that could change this weekend.

A Raging Case of Olympic Fever (Plus My Favorite Johnny Weir Quotes!)

Erica Boeke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Erica Boeke

I have Olympic Fever. I really do. Sure, others might call it a sinus infection, but I've got it bad. And it doesn't seem to be going away. The cure i...

Winter Olympics Bobsledding: 'Earth Sucking You Into Its Core' (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

U.S. bobsledders have been in the news lately. A third American sled qualified for the men's four-man competition at the upcoming Winter Olympics, whi...