While Michael Phelps's story will hopefully serve as a cautionary tale to coaches and parents about the danger of depriving young athletes of a healthy and balanced childhood in the hopes of creating the next Olympic champion, it is far more than that.
Public relations is a tricky discipline. Done well, it can be extraordinarily valuable. But most believe the path to getting press is to hire a PR f...
Imagine if 18 time Olympic Gold Medalist Michael Phelps' mother never took him to swimming practice, or if three time Oscar winner Meryl Streep was told not to audition for the school play.
National Golf Day was May 21, 2014. There are so many great things about golf that extend far beyond the actual sport.
I was a very lucky child because, growing up, we didn't have a pool in our backyard.
What I remember most are the incredible moments of human strength, the unbending determination of those who fell and then rose again, rather than the ones with the straight path to the golden podium.
The magnificence of the ancient Greek intellect deeded us with two of our civilization's central struts: democracy and science. It is startling to rec...
As parents, we all want our kids to succeed. Not everyone gets to stand on a podium and have a medal draped around their neck. But our kids are heroes in our eyes.
Some athletes even take their hard won notoriety and maybe those endorsements they worked so hard to get, and they go on to start or support charities to help others better their lives.
As you thought there couldn't be any more footage of live clips, scenes, photo exhibits, other artistic reinterpretations or the highly bestowed awards of honor related to Muhammad Ali, here comes a powerful new documentary titled, The Trials of Muhammad Ali.
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.