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Why Women Gymnasts Don't Get To Compete On The Rings

Jezebel | Posted 08.08.2012 | Women

When you tell folks that you've done gymnastics, most automatically ask you if you did the rings. No, I would explain. It's not one of the women's app...

Olympic Gymnast's Story Demonstrates Need for Immigration Reform

Cristina Tzintzún | Posted 10.07.2012 | Impact
Cristina Tzintzún

Instead of investing in this incredible source of human potential, we have closed the doors to them. Our society has continued to cast undocumented youth aside, and set them up for failure. Yet they continue to defy these odds.

Thank You Dominique Dawes and Gabby Douglas

Kiratiana Freelon | Posted 10.06.2012 | Black Voices
Kiratiana Freelon

Although Gabby was the winner, I couldn't stop thinking about Dominique Dawes, and how she paved the way for Gabby and started my obsession with Olympic Sport. Gabby also closed a chapter in my life. She won the Gold Medal that I wanted Dominique to win.

What it Takes to Win at the Olympics

Leigh Steinberg | Posted 10.06.2012 | Sports
Leigh Steinberg

At the penultimate moment when everything was on the line, Gabby Douglas receded into her own mind. And with complete concentration and single-mindedness she exultantly flew through the air like magic -- and made history.

Gabby Douglas Still Chasing Gold

AP | JANIE McCAULEY | Posted 10.06.2012 | Sports

LONDON -- Gabby Douglas is back for her grand finale. Already a two-time gold medalist, the American teen nicknamed the Flying Squirrel has a chanc...

WATCH: Fox News Goes After Gabby Douglas

Posted 08.06.2012 | Media

Fox News had one burning question to raise after Gabby Douglas' gold medal performance at the women's gymnastics individual all-around competition in ...

No, Women Aren't the New Men

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 10.04.2012 | Women
Dr. Peggy Drexler

Gender equality is not for women to "overtake" men or actually be men. What's happening is that women are getting more choices and more confidence to make those choices. What's happening is the decline of expectations, long and slow though it may be.

5 Ways the 'Fab Five' Can Make Your Team More Influential

Connie Dieken | Posted 10.03.2012 | Business
Connie Dieken

Here are five ways the 'Fab Five' can make your team more successful at the front of the room. (Minus the sparkly red leotards, of course!)

Is Women's Gymnastics Like 'The Hunger Games'?

New Yorker | Posted 08.03.2012 | Women

Today, as I try to avoid spoilers and prepare to watch the finals of the women’s gymnastics individual all-around on NBC tonight, I’ll be thinking...

Olympics Photo Caption Contest: Gabby Gets The Gold (PHOTO)

Posted 08.03.2012 | Sports

U.S. gymnast Gabby Douglas acknowledges the crowd after receiving her gold medal, as Russian gymnast and bronze medallist Aliya Mustafina stands besid...

WATCH: Dominique Dawes Gets Emotional About Gabby Douglas's Win

Posted 08.03.2012 | Black Voices

Before this week's gold-winning performance by the U.S. women's team, only one African-American female had ever earned an Olympic gold medal in gymnas...

The New Ryan Lochte? (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Hannah Orenstein | Posted 08.02.2012 | Teen

Move over, Ryan Lochte. You're no longer the cutest Ryan at the Olympics. The Internet's new pick? He's not an athlete, but he's supporting Team USA a...

Olympic Fool's Gold And Our Own Sinister Shadow

Charles Redfern | Posted 10.02.2012 | Religion
Charles Redfern

Forgive my heretical thoughts even while I oooo and ahhhh over all the results of the hard-work, determination and dedication: Maybe the Olympic Games don't only emblemize the sea-to-shining-sea America of our dreams. Maybe they reveal our dark side as well.

Olympic Gymnast's Lucky Towel Becomes Internet Sensation, Twitterverse Star

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 08.02.2012 | Sports

American gymnast Danell Leyva overcame several stumbles on Wednesday to win the bronze medal in the men's all-around competition. But Leyva's lucky to...

Are You an Olympic Hero?

Rabbi Daniel Cohen | Posted 10.02.2012 | Healthy Living
Rabbi Daniel Cohen

Millions in the world are watching the Olympics. We are rooting for our home teams and rejoice in the heroics of the athletes. How about you? Do we embody Olympic values in our lives?

The Magnificent 7, Then And Now

BuzzFeed | Posted 08.02.2012 | Women

Everything you need to know about the legendary first American team to win the Olympic gymnastics team gold. The Magnificent Seven then:...

Dear NBC, Thanks for Ruining America

JJ Keith | Posted 10.02.2012 | Comedy
JJ Keith

You can imagine, NBC, that I've been looking forward to watching the Women's Team Finals with my own daughter for a long time. But then you ruined it, NBC. You ruined it.

Changing The Face Of U.S. Gymnastics

AP | WILL GRAVES | Posted 08.01.2012 | Latino Voices

LONDON -- John Orozco knew from an early age he never quite fit in. Not at school, where his classmates would tease the soft-spoken Orozco for his sh...

Best Male Gymnast Ever?

AP | NANCY ARMOUR | Posted 10.01.2012 | Sports

LONDON — Like pretty much everybody, Danell Leyva thinks Kohei Uchimura is the greatest male gymnast who's ever lived. For now....'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...

What Was the USA's Game Plan in the Team Women's Gymnastics Competition on Sunday?

Quora | Posted 09.30.2012 | Sports

This question originally appeared on Quora. By Danielle Maurer, Anthropology Major, Olympics Junkie, & SciFi Fan How many girls can perform in eac...

Latinos Making A Presence In The 2012 Olympics

Julio Pabon | Posted 10.01.2012 | Latino Voices
Julio Pabon

I'm looking forward to continuing to watch all these Olympic Games. I'll be looking to see the many other Latinos that will be competing to prove what the census data and demographics have been showing, we are here to stay.

Athletes Share 9 Olympic-Sized Secret Regrets

Kevin A. Hansen | Posted 10.01.2012 | Sports
Kevin A. Hansen

I asked athletic fans of my project (where people anonymously confess the biggest regrets of their lives) to share the biggest regret of their athletic career -- the one regret that sidelined them and dashed their dreams of achieving athletic greatness.

56 Amusing Olympic Seconds That All Parents Need to See

Kara Powell | Posted 09.30.2012 | Parents
Kara Powell

What messages are we adults communicating to young people when we seem to live vicariously through them or when we subtly communicate that we care more about what they do than who they are?

Why The Media Loves A Crying Gymnast

Jezebel | Posted 07.31.2012 | Women

American Jordyn Wieber is gymnastics' reigning World Champion and was a favorite to take home an all-around medal during the London Olympic games — ...