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Lessons for Entrepreneurs From Rio's Hopefuls

Lisa Falzone | Posted 07.12.2016 | Business
Lisa Falzone

We're less than a month away from the world's best athletes gathering in Rio de Janeiro for the 2016 Summer Olympics and the Road to Rio really heated up last week with the swimming Olympic Trials. As a former competitive swimmer, I love the Olympics and watched eagerly as the hopefuls dueled in the pool for spots on Team USA.

From Paralysis to Paralympic Gold

Eric Douglas | Posted 04.13.2016 | HuffPost Live 321
Eric Douglas

At age 18, competitive swimmer Mallory Weggemann encountered a life-changing challenge of waist-down paralysis caused by an epidural injection gone wrong. While this type of accident might have ended a lesser athlete's career, it was not so for Ms. Weggemann.

Leveraging Young Professionals to Create Organizational Innovation

Van Donkersgoed | Posted 01.15.2016 | Impact
Van Donkersgoed

The Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro are quickly approaching. Recent media coverage has fixated on global athletic governance, its impact on fairness, and the blurred lines between international politics and sports

More Athletes Like Ian Thorpe Needed to Help Fight Homophobia

Steve Siebold | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Steve Siebold

In an ideal world, Australia's famed swimming star Ian Thorpe should be known for one thing: dominating the sport of swimming. But of course, we don't live in an ideal world, and ever since Thorpe entered the limelight more than 15 years ago, rumors about his sexuality have swirled in the media and in the public forum.

I Shaved My Body Hair for This?

Galanty Miller | Posted 06.28.2014 | Comedy
Galanty Miller

I was a very lucky child because, growing up, we didn't have a pool in our backyard.

The One Day Of My Life I Wish I Could Relive

Naomi Rand | Posted 05.02.2014 | Fifty
Naomi Rand

My father taught me how to swim in the shallow waters of Long Island Sound. I tried to relax as he supported my seven-year old frame with two arms. At first, when he slid them away, I crumpled, going under. Eventually though, under his patient tutelage, I learned how to trust the water would buoy me.

Limitless at Any Age

Victoria Oldridge | Posted 01.23.2014 | Sports
Victoria Oldridge

Many of us have, or will, arrive at a juncture in life where we'll stop, think twice and poke a hole in a goal or dream based on our age. We'll say the five dreaded words: "I'm too old for that."

WATCH: Missy Franklin's Incredible Practice Routine

Posted 01.14.2013 | Sports

How do you get to the Olympics? Practice. How do you score a five-medal haul -- including four gold -- and become a breakout swimming star at the ...

3 Common Beliefs That Can Prevent You From Achieving Your Health Goals

Wendy Boglioli | Posted 01.12.2013 | Fifty
Wendy Boglioli

The truth is that you don't need to have won anything to start doing something today. Define your goals, rely on a network of people to help you achieve them and turn your weaknesses into your strengths.

Aussie Olympic Swimmer Opens Up About His Sexuality

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Aussie Olympic swimmer Ian Thorpe hopes his revealing new autobiography will finally set the record straight about his sexuality as well as other pers...

Matt Grevers' Head Is Swimming

By Steffie Drucker Steffie is a junior at Niles North High School. She is a student reporter for The Mash, a weekly teen publication distributed to...

Toward a New Olympic Games: Anything Goes in Rio

Dan_Weiss | Posted 10.22.2012 | Sports

Let's stop sweating the details of who doped and who didn't. As the sun fades from the London Olympics let's look forward to an even more spectacular games in Rio.

How She Snagged A Date With An Olympian

The Huffington Post | Hannah Orenstein | Posted 08.17.2012 | Teen

When you're stuck without a date to the school dance, you might fantasize about arriving in style with an Olympian on your arm. But for 17-year-old Me...

Dreams of Gold

Katia Maldonado | Posted 10.13.2012 | Impact
Katia Maldonado

Javier, for one, only thinks about swimming. He goes to school. He is a good student in his seventh grade class. But, he can't wait to head to the pool as soon as the bell rings. His dream is to become a swimming instructor -- after winning an Olympic medal, of course.

Best Comments Of The Week: Lochte Edition

Brittany Binowski | Posted 08.10.2012 | Women

It's hard to believe that a week and a half ago, we had no idea who Ryan Lochte was. That changed with his dramatic victory in London in the 400-me...

There Is No 'I' in Gold Medal

Lewis Krell | Posted 10.09.2012 | Comedy
Lewis Krell

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.

From Competitor to Spectator: A Different View of the Olympics

Garrett Weber-Gale | Posted 10.08.2012 | Sports
Garrett Weber-Gale

My Olympic experience in 2012 has been very different than that of 2008, but the greatness of the Games is no less amazing, and I'm so honored to once again be a part of the Olympic experience.

7 Things You Didn't Know About Michael Phelps' New Girlfriend

The Huffington Post | Emma Gray | Posted 08.08.2012 | Women

Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympian in the world -- and recent retiree -- is officially off the market. The Baltimore Bullet's girlfriend is M...

The Problem With Swimming

David Macaray | Posted 10.07.2012 | Sports
David Macaray

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.

Cameron Van Der Burgh's Immoral Gold Medal

Rabbi Joshua Hess | Posted 10.07.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Joshua Hess

South Africa's Cameron Van Der Burgh won the gold medal in the 100M breaststroke in world record time. But his victory came under scrutiny after the Australian team accused him of making illegal "dolphin kicks."

Olympics Photo Caption Contest: Synchronized Swim

Posted 08.07.2012 | Sports

Huang Xuechen and Liu Ou of China compete during women's duet synchronized swimming final during the 2012 Summer Olympics on Tuesday, August 7th, 2012...

What Changes to the Rules Have Occurred in Swimming Events Since the Last Olympics?

Quora | Posted 10.06.2012 | Sports

This question originally appeared on Quora. By Carly Geehr, former USA Swimming National Team Member Rule changes in the last four years wouldn't b...

Team USA's Celebrity Fans

Posted 08.06.2012 | TV

There's no event quite like the Olympics for bringing a country together, and so far the London 2012 games have been a great excuse for patriotism on ...

Phelps' Grand Finale!

Posted 10.04.2012 | Sports

Michael Phelps has left the pool. Swimming the butterfly leg for the U.S. team in the men's 4x100-meter medley relay, Phelps has completed his pro...

Phelps Wins Historic Three-Peat In Final Individual Race

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 08.05.2012 | Sports

Remember when Michael Phelps was yesterday's Olympian? He'll be the subject of headlines tomorrow morning in London and around the world after adding ...