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

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 07.26.2016 | 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 12.29.2015 | 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 09.22.2015 | 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.

Cesar Morales Teaches Blind Students Confidence, Balance Through Fencing

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

For Cesar Morales, fencing is a lifelong passion, one he is now using to make a difference for blind students in Massachusetts. By teaching the young...

New York Public Library Offers Fencing Lessons

New York Daily News | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

The New York Public Library, long home to readers and researchers, is about to become the city's epee-center for fencing. New Yorkers eager to take a...

Tim Morehouse and Jason Rogers Bring Fashion To Fencing

Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

En garb! Two professional fencers are bringing some unlikely style to their sport, Page Six reports. Tim Morehouse and Jason Rogers have been champion...

Olympic Fencer Tim Morehouse on President Obama and Michelle Mock-Fencing: "Michelle would have won in a duel."

Sabine Heller | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Sabine Heller

The President and First Lady began spontaneously dueling, away from the camera's eye, during Obama's rally supporting Chicago's Olympic bid.

Sorry Tiger Woods, but Golf in the Olympics Is a Stupid Idea

Matthew DeBord | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Matthew DeBord

As we insist on adding competitions that let the pros in to a greater and greater extent, the chance to see more offbeat yet potentially thrilling contests evaporates.

My Most Over-the-Top Moment as a Mother

Marilyn M. Machlowitz | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Marilyn M. Machlowitz

When my daughter's fencing coach moved to Seattle, I was beside myself. How, I worried, could she explain on her college applications why she stopped fencing senior year?

Fencing Fluke

Meghan Peters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Meghan Peters

On Friday I went to see the men's team epee fencing match at the Olympic Fencing Hall. I didn't know much about fencing but was with a friend who did, making the match quite exciting.