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Olympic Athletes

How An Olympic Icon Ended Up Living In A Bug-Infested Trailer

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 11.06.2015 | OWN

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This Little Girl Went On To Become A Very Famous Athlete

OWN | Posted 01.16.2015 | OWN

Mention Kristi Yamaguchi's name and you'll be hard-pressed to find someone who doesn't know exactly who you're talking about. Most remember Yamaguchi ...

8 Power Foods for Athletes and Rowers

Esther Lofgren | Posted 06.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Esther Lofgren

Whether you're training for your very first rowing race or the Olympic Games, choosing great nutrition is one of the biggest ways to up your game.

From Conception to an Olympic Athlete

Birgitta Lauren | Posted 04.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Birgitta Lauren

Would you like your child to be an Olympic athlete one day? You would need to start the training early. It starts in the womb. While going 90 miles ...

Olympic Athletes and the Power to Give Back

Johann Koss | Posted 04.19.2014 | Sports
Johann Koss

Sport and play are our instincts and a human need. Events like the Olympics show us sport's ability to transcend our differences and unite us -- both in victory and defeat. Athletes are the carriers of that power.

The Brain-Training Secrets Of Olympic Athletes

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 02.14.2014 | Healthy Living

With the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics well underway, millions of spectators are marveling at the physical skill and talent of the athletes competing in ...

This Olympic Skier Surfs In Maui, Wins Medals At Sochi, And Beats All Of Us At Life

Posted 02.10.2014 | Sports

When Julia Mancuso isn't winning medals at the Olympics or talking about her long-time "rivalry" with Lindsey Vonn, she is surfing, diving and swimmin...

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.

Olympic Athletes and Self-Reliance

Anita Casalina | Posted 04.11.2014 | Impact
Anita Casalina

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.

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 ...

The Surprisingly Unhealthy Foods Olympic Athletes Eat

Alison Spiegel | Posted 02.06.2014 | Taste

They're just like us?

7 Olympian-Inspired Workout Moves To Try Today

Jamie Walker | Posted 04.08.2014 | Healthy Living
 Jamie Walker

As top notch athletes give it their all and compete for the chance of a lifetime, it's practically impossible not to be motivated as we cheer them on. So channel that feeling and go for the gold with these Olympian-inspired workout moves that will sculpt your legs, abs, arms and shoulders.

What Tara Lipinski Would Tell Sochi Olympians

Posted 02.06.2014 | Healthy Living

Welcome to our "Like An Olympian" series. During the 2014 Sochi Olympics, HuffPost Healthy Living will take a look at lifestyle and fitness lessons fr...

Russia Is Blocking Chobani Yogurt From Olympics

AP | Posted 02.06.2014 | Taste

How could they?

Three Traits Of An Olympic Champion, From Scott Hamilton (VIDEO)

Posted 02.03.2014 | Home

Olympic Gold Medalist Scott Hamilton knows exactly what traits are required to become an Olympic champion. First, Scott discussed the importance o...

How Figure Skating Has Become More Athletic, From Scott Hamilton (VIDEO)

Posted 02.03.2014 | Home

When it comes to what it takes to compete as a figure skater today, Olympic Gold Medalist Scott Hamilton had some interesting observations. “It...

Speak Up With Jimmy: Michelle Kwan on Her Off-Ice Role for 2014 Winter Olympics (VIDEO)

Jimmy Nguyen | Posted 03.29.2014 | Sports
Jimmy Nguyen

Michelle talks about her off-ice role for the 2014 Winter Olympics -- working for Fox Sports as a sports analyst in Sochi, Russia.

Talented Children: Blessing or Burden?

Vivian Diller, Ph.D. | Posted 02.11.2013 | Parents
Vivian Diller, Ph.D.

It seems like a nice problem to have; a gifted child with a seemingly promising future. But when -- and how much -- should a parent get involved? And when should they get out of the way?

Athlete/Parent Shortcuts Lead to Athlete Suffering in the Long Run

Katherine Starr | Posted 12.08.2012 | Impact
Katherine Starr

We cannot count on an athlete being able to confront this powerful person or to even speak to his or her parents about a coach's behavior when they are fearful of the parent not believing them or the coach withdrawing playing time, affection or instruction.

Education Is the Currency That Matters

Alma and Colin Powell | Posted 11.12.2012 | Education
Alma and Colin Powell

While the U.S. sent more than 500 athletes to London, back home, 7,000 students dropped out in just one day. Those athletes represented our nation, but so do the young people who drop out of school.

Behave Like A Champion Every Day

Bonnie St. John | Posted 10.21.2012 | Healthy Living
Bonnie St. John

Now that the awe-inspiring London 2012 Olympics are over and we're done celebrating the amazing physical performances of Gabby Douglas, Usain Bolt, Michael Phelps, and so many others from around the world... We go back to our normal lives. But should we?

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.

The Olympian Inside All of Us

Greg Woodburn | Posted 10.15.2012 | Impact
Greg Woodburn

Give to others as a means of giving your best -- such bravery doesn't guarantee a spot on the podium, but the Golden Rule outshines gold medals.

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.

Dr. JoAnn's 6 Olympic Keys to Maximize Your Potential in Sports and Life

Dr. JoAnn Dahlkoetter | Posted 10.14.2012 | Sports
Dr. JoAnn Dahlkoetter

Would you like to think, feel and perform like an Olympian in every part of your life? The people who develop Olympic qualities and practice these skills regularly have the best chance of excelling in sports as well as personally and professionally.