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Former Olympian Says Long Overdue Wheaties Box 'Means More Now' Than It Would Have Before

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 07.27.2016 | OWN

People circulate online petitions for many different causes, and earlier this year, one particularly passionate crusade was aimed at something its sup...

How Olympic Swimmer Mark Spitz Truly Felt When Michael Phelps Beat His Record

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 07.25.2016 | OWN

The 1972 Olympics in Munich were truly Mark Spitz’s Games. Each event that the American swimmer competed in, he set a world record: 100-meter freest...

Dara Torres Explains Why You Won't See Her In Another Olympics

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 07.19.2016 | OWN

As far as retirements go, Dara Torres’ haven’t always stuck. The gold-medal swimmer first retired from the sport after competing in the 1984, 1988...

Olympic Rowers Will Compete In Poop-Filled Water Without Protection

The Huffington Post | Justin Block | Posted 07.06.2016 | Sports

The 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, are just over a month away from starting, and they’ve been barreling toward disaster for months. The ga...

Former Olympian Paralyzed In Accident Has Approached Her Recovery Like A Total Boss

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 05.16.2016 | OWN

In 1996, swimmer Amy Van Dyken was preparing to compete in her first Olympic Games. Though fiercely competitive by nature, she wasn't expected to emer...

The Only Place Where This Paralyzed Olympic Swimmer Feels 'Disabled'

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 04.14.2016 | OWN

In the late '90s, swimmer Amy Van Dyken was one of the greatest in her sport. She won Olympic medals, broke world records and earned a host of athleti...

Two Olympic Runners Demonstrate the Motivational Powers of Belonging to a Team

Science of Us | Posted 02.19.2016 | Healthy Living
Science of Us

This idea of feeling like part of a team, but truly working on your own, was almost perfectly modeled by Cragg and Flanagan during the trials. They identified as a team of two, each of them separately telling interviewers before the race that it wouldn't be the same if one of them made the team without the other.

Q&A With Tiger Shaw, U.S. Ski and Snowboard Team CEO and President

Liftopia | Posted 04.29.2015 | Travel
Liftopia

It's his name that strikes you first: Tiger. They don't call it the "eye of the shark," or lion, or bear. It's "eye of the tiger," and it seems to strike the cord and essence of competitive sports in the fullest and purest way.

The Olympic Hangover

Blake Skjellerup | Posted 04.28.2014 | Sports
Blake Skjellerup

We hear about the success stories, and how great the experience was for the athletes involved, but never do we hear of the time following an Olympic Games for an athlete.

Top 8 Most Inspiring Moments From the Winter Olympics for Any Fitness Entrepreneur

Jamie Walker | Posted 04.28.2014 | Healthy Living
 Jamie Walker

Not only are there plenty of lessons to be found in the competition on it's own, but the athletes themselves offer even an even brighter picture of what it means to be a fitness professional in every sense of the word.

Because of DadMom: Troubling Messages in Ads About Parenting

Sarah Sweatt Orsborn | Posted 04.25.2014 | Parents
Sarah Sweatt Orsborn

How can people who may not have amazing dads in their lives grow up to be or expect to co-parent with amazing dads if we don't see dads being normal and amazing in our lives?

Who Are the Real Olympians?

Julia Landauer | Posted 04.23.2014 | Sports
Julia Landauer

So as we watch the 2014 Olympics, where we celebrate hundreds of athletes' superhuman capabilities, aptitude and skill, we should remember to routinely celebrate those same qualities that racecar drivers exhibit almost every week.

Tighten Your Core With Ice Skater Gracie Gold's Oblique Exercise

SELF | Posted 04.18.2014 | Healthy Living
SELF

To stay strong for all the show-stopping flips and balancing acts she does on ice, Gracie Gold focuses on her core in the gym. Her favorite do-anywhere move? Core rotations with a resistance band, which target her obliques.

These Winter Olympians Have Some Celebrity Doppelgangers

Posted 02.15.2014 | Celebrity

The 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi are almost halfway over, but that doesn't mean the fun has to come to an end. We've been noticing quite a few ce...

Meet USA's Hottest Olympians

Gossip Cop | Posted 02.08.2014 | Celebrity

The 2014 Winter Olympics are underway in Sochi, with Team USA looking to bring home the gold. Shaun White, Lolo Jones (at right), and Patrick Kane ...

Recognize This Olympic Gold Medal Skater?

OWN | Posted 02.05.2014 | OWN

For Brian Boitano, skating was a calling. The gold medal Olympian recently spoke with "Oprah: Where Are They Now?" about his childhood fascination ...

Dr. JoAnn's Mental Training Workouts: Positive Visualization for World Champs and for You

Dr. JoAnn Dahlkoetter | Posted 10.14.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. JoAnn Dahlkoetter

How can we translate that champion mentality that we see at the World Championships into a powerful mindset that can help us on a daily basis? Here's how you can apply this mental training to your fitness and your life.

What Happens When Olympians Paint?

Andrew Burmon | Posted 05.08.2013 | Travel
Andrew Burmon

This is the museum by which all other museums should be measured. It is so perfectly average that it ought to be used as a unit of measurement for better collections.

Fearless Children Can Inspire A Nation

Ree Varcoe | Posted 11.08.2012 | Healthy Living
Ree Varcoe

I know that whether my children rise to dizzying heights or fall down flat on their road through life, I'll be right there cheering alongside them.

No Job Experience? Olympians Don't Have Much Either

Heidi Golledge | Posted 10.16.2012 | Business
Heidi Golledge

If a job seeker exhibit the drive, determination and work ethic of a champion but happens to lack sufficient experience, hiring managers should take the time to train and teach these candidates. In the long run, the payoff will be well worth it.

Are You Infected With Olympic Madness?

Michael Drew | Posted 10.14.2012 | Healthy Living
Michael Drew

In watching the Olympics I too often feel I'm being bullied to root against others, to define myself as what I'm not. This is a way of thinking that is likely to become more prevalent over the next decade.

What Summer Olympic Event Could an Average-Sized, Middle-Aged Man or Woman Start Training for and Have the Best Chance to Medal in 8 Years?

Quora | Posted 10.08.2012 | Sports
Quora

This question originally appeared on Quora. By Aaron Ellis, High School Track Coach Back in 1997, Academy Award-nominated actress Geena Davis took...

Dr. JoAnn's 7 Olympic Qualities for Sports and Life

Dr. JoAnn Dahlkoetter | Posted 10.06.2012 | Sports
Dr. JoAnn Dahlkoetter

Elite athletes do not possess superhuman powers or extraordinary qualifications limited to a selected few. The characteristics that make a champion can be attained and developed by anyone who wants to excel in sports, business or in life.

Like An Olympian: Workout Secrets From Top Olympic Athletes

Posted 08.05.2012 | Healthy Living

By Alanna Nuñez for Shape.com Unleash your inner Olympian with these gold medal-worthy fitness tips. More from Shape.com: 5 Fun Ways To Burn F...

WATCH: Olympians Have No Lives

Posted 08.04.2012 | Comedy

What does it take to be an Olympic athlete? It takes having absolutely nothing else in your life of any importance besides your training. At least,...