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Ibtihaj Muhammad Says U.S. Customs Detained Her Without Explanation

The Huffington Post | Steven Hoffer | Posted 02.13.2017 | Sports

Ibtihaj Muhammad, an Olympic fencer for Team USA, has revealed that she was held at an airport by U.S. Customs and Border Protection late last year wi...

Gabby Douglas Got Beautifully Honest About The Olympic Backlash She Faced

The Huffington Post | Emma Gray | Posted 02.07.2017 | Women

RANCHO PALOS VERDES, CALIF. ― Gabby Douglas is one inspiring woman. Over the summer, the gold medal-winning Olympic gymnast faced vicious online att...

For Senegal’s Jailed Minors And Street Kids, Fencing Is More Than Just A Sport

Quartz Africa | Jesselyn Cook | Posted 09.20.2016 | World

The West African nation of Senegal has a child problem: tens of thousands of street children, aged between 5 and 15, victims of forced begging and abu...

Olympic Fashion Blog

Dr. Ruth Nemzoff | Posted 08.19.2016 | Sports
Dr. Ruth Nemzoff

These women were alive, they were powerful, they had energy and all this added up to many types of beauty.

Here's Why Fencing Is Called Fencing

The Huffington Post | Minou Clark | Posted 08.17.2016 | Sports

Why is fencing called “fencing”? We wondered the same thing. Turns out the name “fencing” is derived from a Latin word that meant to ward off,...

Ibtihaj Muhammad, Team USA’s First Olympian To Wear A Hijab, Is Winning Hearts Everywhere

The Huffington Post | Stephanie Petchers | Posted 08.09.2016 | HuffPost Live 321


Hot New Trend: Keeping Your Phone On You While Competing At The Olympics

The Huffington Post | Minou Clark | Posted 08.09.2016 | Sports

Well, that was embarrassing. French fencer Enzo Lefort clearly did not fully think through his decision to keep his phone in his pocket during his bou...

Ibtihaj Muhammad Didn't Win a Gold Medal Today, but She Has Won Something Even Bigger

Dean Obeidallah | Posted 08.08.2016 | World
Dean Obeidallah

Ibtihaj Muhammad is more than simply an Olympic athlete. With each lunge and parry, she is cutting through stereotypes and misconceptions about Muslims.

These Olympic Fencing Masks Are Hella Cool

The Huffington Post | Gabriela Landazuri | Posted 08.08.2016 | Sports

The 2016 Olympic Games have already been packed with cool outfits. The garb worn by the Olympic fencers is no exception. The protective masks fencers ...

Here's What Happens When You Work Out With An Olympian | Pam Masin | Posted 08.04.2016 | OWN

If you’re going to work out with an Olympian, it’s crucial to pick the right sport. Swimming’s out (Who wants to stand next to a 22-year-old wor...

Sustainable Progress One Olympic Games At A Time

Anita L. DeFrantz | Posted 08.03.2016 | Sports
Anita L. DeFrantz

The London Games were the first to achieve women Olympians for each delegation, and the Rio Games are building on that. I am particularly proud that for the first time in Olympic history, more than 45 percent of the athletes competing in the Games of the 31st will be women.

What It's Like To Train For The Olympics While Fasting For Ramadan

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 01.03.2017 | Religion

Muslim American fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad says she spends up to seven hours training on an average day. Right now, during the Muslim holy month of Ramad...

When Gratitude Is Mightier Than My Sword

Natalie Vie | Posted 12.23.2016 | Latino Voices
Natalie Vie

When I began reminding myself of the things I was grateful for the crippling affect that my fear had on me began to dissipate. I accepted the possibility of losing as a potential outcome of playing. Every day I reminded myself of how lucky I was to be able to experience this human life.

What The Terms 'Hispanic' And 'Latino' Mean To Me"

Natalie Vie | Posted 09.22.2016 | Latino Voices
Natalie Vie

Growing up in Arizona, it was hard for me to relate to the term "Hispanic" where I often heard the word being used in a demeaning way. People are so much more complex than their racial or ethnic identities, and we will always encounter issues when using terms that are supposed to neatly fit humans into groups.

Muslim Women Superheroes

Lila Igram | Posted 07.30.2016 | Impact
Lila Igram

I have the privilege of working with some amazing Muslim women -- women who run highly effective grassroots organizations or speak out against injustice. Yet despite their achievements, the media seems to always portray Muslim women as victims.

Easing India-Myanmar Border Dispute

Dr. Nehginpao Kipgen | Posted 03.29.2014 | Politics
Dr. Nehginpao Kipgen

Whether a barbed wire fence will achieve its stated objectives of checking illegal movement of goods, arms and counterfeit Indian currency smuggling, drug trafficking, and insurgency is a question that remains to be answered.

WATCH: Check Out These Idiots Fighting

Posted 05.24.2013 | Comedy

Step one: Get drunk. Step two: Buy fencing gear. Step three: Recording yourself fencing with your idiot friend, forgetting that you have no idea how t...

Unusual Celebrity Hobbies

Huffington Post | Liat Kornowski | Posted 01.24.2013 | Celebrity

Celebrities, they're just like us. Only weirder, sometimes. Though $20 million paychecks may bring to mind the kind of fun us laymen can't afford -...

LOOK: Where To Learn Olympic Sports

The Huffington Post | Christiana Lilly | Posted 08.09.2012 | Miami

With the 2012 Olympics shortly coming to a close, where are you supposed to get your fix of patriotic sporting events? Besides waiting another four ye...'s Cultural Olympics (VIDEO) | Posted 09.30.2012 | Arts

Since last week London, along with the rest of the world, has been caught up in Olympic fever. And while everyone's been keeping their eyes firmly fix...

PHOTOS: South Korean Removed From Floor By Security

The Huffington Post | Dean Praetorius | Posted 07.31.2012 | Sports

Sometimes even Olympians can't catch a break. South Korea's Shin A-Lam and Germany's Britta Heidemann faced off on Monday in the woman's epee (fenc...

10 Young Olympians In Lesser-Known Sports (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Posted 07.27.2012 | Teen

By now, you've likely heard of teen swimming phenom Missy Franklin and the all-teen women's gymnastics team. While swimming and gymnastics tend to be ...

Next Stop, The 2012 Olympics -- But First, High School

The Huffington Post | Hannah Orenstein | Posted 06.01.2012 | Teen

Balancing competitive sports with schoolwork can be a difficult task for even the most organized student (particularly with such early start times in ...

Astoria Characters: The Fencing Beekeeper

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 09.26.2011 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

As Mike Barrett fearlessly approaches, a bunch of bees surrounds him. Although these guys are a little agitated, they're not up in arms -- yet. "I'm not afraid of the bees," Mike says.

Wishing To Be A Boy

Patrizia Chen | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Patrizia Chen

Having been told that I couldn't be a ballet dancer, I asked my mother to allow me at least to take fencing classes. Horrified by the idea, she replied that it wasn't a dignified activity for (here we go again!) a girl from a good family.