My gold medal is my most-prized possession -- I'm so proud of it. However, I never wanted my kids to feel like they had to have a gold medal in order to be considered a success... so I haven't displayed my medal. Here's where it currently lives...
We heard his voice say "Share the love" to everyone he met. While his brave fight here is over, his voice is not silent. He speaks through all who heard him and loved him.
Will Nick Symmonds join Curt Flood, John Mackey, Ed O'Bannon, Spencer Haywood and others as seminal figures standing up for the rights of fellow athletes? Symmonds' recent actions are likely to have substantial ramifications for Olympic athletes in our country.
I was recently asked for my opinion as a scientist about whether the official Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic song, which was included in the bid for hosting the games, borrowed ideas from Elsa's (Idina Menzel) "Let It Go", part of Disney's Frozen soundtrack.
The most significant way that the Olympics evolved was the gradual expansion of the women's program to match that of the men's. It has been a decades-long process, but it has been important progress toward reaching much-needed gender equality in athletics.
After becoming the first African-American to medal in ski racing, Bonnie St. John went on to graduate magna cum laude from Harvard, win the Rhodes Scholarship, earn a graduate degree from Oxford in economics, work in the White House, and become a best-selling author. In this interview she speaks about how to persevere and succeed while taking risks and building resilience.
While there is a growing resurgence in barefoot running, most of the people doing this are not competitive runners, but rather recreational runners.
The photo -- and the event itself -- gave the president a patina of international legitimacy and credibility. That's exactly why the International Olympic Committee, whose values purport to be 'Friendship, Respect, Excellence,' should never have permitted the European Games to take place in Azerbaijan, a country with a dismal human rights record.
2022 is promising to be the year of mega sporting events that potentially fly in the face of values professed by international sporting events and defy logic.
With Qatar hosting the 2022 World Cup, and now Beijing the Winter Olympics, 2022 is shaping up to be a defining test of international sport's commitment to human rights.
There was a local Special Olympics swim meet happening in my city, and I was asked if I would come and give out medals. I didn't know very much about Special Olympics except that it provided sport programs to people with intellectual disabilities. I reluctantly accepted the invitation. I could have never imagined how this single act would change my life forever.
Dear Paul: LA City Councilman Paul Koretz that is. Say it ain't so! How sobering to read in the LA Times and The Daily Bruin that you now not only op...
On Friday, the members of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) will vote to decide which city will host the 2022 Winter Olympics. Originally, there were three finalists, but in October, the favorite, Oslo, withdrew.
Holding my own country to different -- lower -- standards would be the real offense. I expect more, not less, of Brazil.
As an athlete my entire life, a true tomboy growing up, I thought I understood the draw of sports. But it wasn't until I spent a few days with Special Olympics athletes that I realized just how powerful -- and empowering -- sports can truly be.
With the Freedom Tower sparkling in the background like a lighthouse and the Henry Hudson shimmering in the sun, the world's best beach volleyball players brought the spirit of Southern California to Manhattan as the AVP Kingston New York City Open concluded last weekend at Hudson River Park's Pier 26.