Along with never having broadcast a basketball game, I had never been to a Special Olympics before. I'm not sure how I missed the Special Olympics.
Livestrong can survive the loss of Lance. It just needs to strike while the iron is hot and spread its identity well beyond one man.
It is truly difficult to describe the feeling and energy at a Ryder Cup. It is as if the world's biggest events collided into each other to create one huge all-world celebration.
Over the next two weeks, when you hear that Romney is a debating machine or that Obama is too smooth to fail, don't listen. We're not looking for the candidate who exceeds expectations. We want the best person for the job. For the electorate, the best way to win the expectation game is not to play.
Above all the glory and the unfulfilled dreams, is the higher purpose of the Olympic Games. For 17 days, the world's nations put away their differences and political and religious issues in order to meet in an arena of competition where winning is not the only goal.
Now that the 2012 Summer Olympics are over, Michael Phelps' family shares their travel tips, highlights of their London trip and some personal photos.
The lessons from the Olympics live on, and the skills of visualization and the power of imagination can be adapted to many areas of life.
We can't all be Olympians but we can identify and strive for our personal best and maintain our convictions and faith as well. They all share a sense of conviction, focus, passion, and self-confidence that makes them soar.
The Olympics is so much more than a gold medal, a 30-second run or 10 laps in the pool -- it's about individuals reaching their goals because of hard work and determination.
This Olympics, I wanted to cry with Lolo Jones when she came in fourth, hug Jordyn Wieber when she lost, scream with Carmelita Jeter when her and her team broke the world record.
When you held your babies for the first time, long before they were Olympians, did you wonder who they would be?
I wondered how exactly NBC might lead their coverage of Michael Phelps' record-shattering 22 career medals had he not been from the good old US of A.
I hate how individual sports become team sports in the Olympics. So, if the IOC has made it their business to turn individual sports into team sports, then I propose they should start turning team sports into individual events.
As much as the media pushes the medal count, we the fans are smarter than that. We don't care much about who wins. We want to feel. And in every sport there is a story to be told, feelings to be kindled.
I've got five hypotheses I believe distinguish Parents of Olympians from Regular Parents. See what you think...
While no one can deny that Phelps is the greatest swimmer in history, it's silly to call him the "greatest Olympian." Anyone who's followed Olympic sports knows that swimming and multiple medals go together like vodka and regrets.