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8 Olympic Greats Describe What It's Really Like To Stand On The Winners' Podium

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 08.04.2016 | Home

It’s that moment that all Olympians hope for. The gold medal brushes gently against the athlete’s uniform as he raises his hand to his heart; his ...

2 Olympic Swimmers Everyone Will Be Watching At The Games

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 08.01.2016 | Home

Dara Torres is going to Rio ― as a spectator, though, not a competitor. The former swimmer has been in her fair share of Olympics (five) and taken h...

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

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 01.13.2017 | Home

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...

Age Is Just a Number

José Ángel Manaiza, Jr. | Posted 03.18.2016 | Los Angeles
José Ángel Manaiza, Jr.

During Dara Torres' inspirational keynote, I was able to take notes on everything and I gathered the top 3 takeaway lessons for me personally

Is It the Flu or Meningococcal Meningitis? Don't Wait to Find Out

Dara Torres | Posted 09.30.2014 | Home
Dara Torres

This disease is rare, but it can potentially take an otherwise-healthy child's life within 24 hours. It is important to know that this disease can be prevented. So I am sure you are reading this and wondering why isn't it prevented?

Limitless at Any Age

Victoria Oldridge | Posted 01.23.2014 | Home
Victoria Oldridge

Many of us have, or will, arrive at a juncture in life where we'll stop, think twice and poke a hole in a goal or dream based on our age. We'll say the five dreaded words: "I'm too old for that."

The Sports Gene And Why Parents Need To Relax A Little

Tom Farrey | Posted 11.03.2013 | Home
Tom Farrey

Publicly, athletes often attribute their success to effort above all else. It's what sells on Madison Ave. No one wants to hear the playing field is not level - it muddies the message, certainly the one parents like me constantly try to convince our children of, that life is what you make of it. But in the rarified arenas of sport, of competition through physical expression, I know this isn't true.

Dara Torres: 'When I Exercise I Have A Much Easier Time Falling Asleep'

Posted 04.10.2013 | Home

What could possibly be stressful about competing as an Olympic athlete, delivering motivational speeches around the country, acting as a skincare spok...

How I Overcame the Fear of Failure

Jeanette Cajide | Posted 10.06.2012 | Home
Jeanette Cajide

Always in the back of my mind were the personal and financial sacrifices my parents were making on my behalf so I knew I would have to make a decision soon enough. I ended up making an imperfect decision based on fear. I was afraid to fall.

HuffPost Workouts: Dara Torres' Training Playlist

Dara Torres | Posted 09.24.2012 | Home
Dara Torres

Music gets me motivated -- I always listen every time I train because it makes me work out harder.

America's Greatest Olympian Won't be in London

Diana Nyad | Posted 09.22.2012 | Home
Diana Nyad

At the crazy-old age of 45...for a sprinter....Dara proved to be 4th best in all the United States in her attempt for yet another coveted Summer Games miracle.

After Dara Torres, 12 Olympians In Their 30s and 40s

Posted 07.03.2012 | Home

Dara Torres, 45, is the oldest swimmer to compete at trials this year -- while she didn't make the team, her displays of athleticism at such an elite ...

A Happy (Sort of) Bully Tale

Karen Bergreen | Posted 06.11.2012 | Home
Karen Bergreen

I wasn't cool and she could tell. The fact that I shared her name enraged her. Evidently, it diminished her. She kicked the pine needles in my face and told me she wouldn't call me Karen.

44 Year Old Dara Torres Could Become The Oldest Olympic Swimmer

Rehema Trimiew | Posted 12.21.2011 | Home

When you've got it, you've got it at any age. Dara Torres, 44, has won 12 Olympic Medals and is not stopping there. She hopes to compete in one fi...

Dara Torres on the Case of Shirley Babashoff: "It Sucks"

Dave Hollander | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Dave Hollander

To me, Dara Torres represents everything that sports should be. She does have a new book out on fitness... but really I just used that an excuse for me to talk to her again.

Three Tips for Growing Younger with Age

Carole Carson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Home
Carole Carson

If you are willing to exercise regularly and eat on the slim side, even though the clock is ticking away, you can perform well both physically and mentally into your 90s.

The Secret Behind Dara Torres' Abs

Dr. Jon LaPook | Posted 11.17.2011 | Home
Dr. Jon LaPook

Dara Torres, a 42-year-old who has been in five Olympics, won every kind of medal a swimmer can win, and has a three-year-old, has serious abs -- world class.

Live From the Water Cube: 8 Golds!!! Phelps and USA Team Make History Here in Beijing; Torres Wins Silver - Missed Gold by One-hundredth of a Second!

Jack Hidary | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jack Hidary

Prospects did not look good for a gold two laps into the medley. Backstroke was first -- the US was in the top three but no decisive lead here.

Top 5 Olympics Storylines: What Americans Should Be Watching

Detroit Free Press | Shawn Windsor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

1 - Michael Phelps. You may have heard of him. Swimmer. World-record holder. Trained the last four years in Ann Arbor. Has a shot at becoming the most...