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Mikaela Shiffrin

The Burden of Expectation: Another Lesson from an Olympic Champion

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 03.29.2015 | Sports
Dr. Jim Taylor

The bottom line is that, unless you do something to change your perspective on expectations or to help you let go of those expectations, you have very little chance of doing your best and getting the results you want.

Search Optimization Lessons From Sochi Olympics

Julio Fernandez | Posted 04.26.2014 | Technology
Julio Fernandez

After the London 2012 Summer Olympic Games, I wrote for The Huffington Post Five Tips for Athletes and Brands to Improve Their Online Profiles. With...

U.S. Teen Wins Historic Gold

AP | GRAHAM DUNBAR | Posted 02.21.2014 | Sports

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia (AP) — Mikaela Shiffrin made Alpine skiing history Friday as the youngest ever winner of an Olympic slalom gold medal after...

Why Is Matt Lauer Being So Creepy?

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 02.20.2014 | Comedy

Matt Lauer has been accused of turning into a hipster, but as Conan O'Brien pointed out on his show last night, he's also turning into a creepster. Ca...

18-Year-Old U.S. Ski Star Sets Sights On Gold After Sochi Debut

AP | TIM DAHLBERG | Posted 02.18.2014 | Sports

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia (AP) — Mikaela Shiffrin knew what to do after the first run of the giant slalom left the teen skiiing sensation in fifth pl...

We Are Olympians

Chris Waddell | Posted 04.12.2014 | Sports
Chris Waddell

When they win, we win. When they struggle, we struggle. From the comfort of our homes, we get to see the best of being human. They remind us of who we are and who we hope to be. For a moment, we get to share their journey and their victory.

5 Lessons About Youth Sports From an Athletic Prodigy

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 03.29.2014 | Sports
Dr. Jim Taylor

Mikaela Shiffrin is, at only 18 years old, the top slalom ski racer in the world, a favorite for Olympic gold in Sochi, and a veritable fount of lessons that athletes, coaches, and parents can learn from to help athletes achieve their competitive goals.

Five-Time Medalist, Teen Sensation Highlight U.S. Ski Team

AP | PAT GRAHAM | Posted 01.26.2014 | Sports

There were no surprises when the U.S. Ski Team announced its squad for the Sochi Olympics: Teenager Mikaela Shiffrin was on the list and, of course, L...

Jordan Schultz

Mikaela Shiffrin, The Prodigious Teenage Ski Racer | Jordan Schultz | Posted 08.16.2013 | Sports

Mikaela Shiffrin shreds a mountain on skis in a way that makes it hard to believe she is still just 18 years old. In March, Shiffrin became the first ...

U.S. Teen Wins Historic Title

AP | ANDREW DAMPF | Posted 04.18.2013 | Sports

SCHLADMING, Austria — Mikaela Shiffrin might as well be dancing or flying. That's what skiing is like for the American teenager these days. The...

16-Year-Old World Cup Champ Faces Unexpected Pressure

AP | By ERIC WILLEMSEN | Posted 01.03.2012 | Home

ZAGREB, Croatia -- Mikaela Shiffrin suddenly faces an aspect of skiing altogether new to her – handling pressure. The 16-year-old American had ...

Vail Teen Takes 3rd Place In World Cup Slalom

AP | By ERIC WILLEMSEN | Posted 12.29.2011 | Denver

LIENZ, Austria -- Teenager Mikaela Shiffrin used to watch skiers Marlies Schild and Lindsey Vonn on television when she was a kid. On Thursday, the 1...