Former figure skater Tenley Albright was one of the ten women inducted into the National Women's Hall of Fame in Seneca Falls, New York on October 3, 2015. Her story is pretty amazing.
"I'm going to play in the NBA. When I'm not playing I'm going to go on tour with my band and also be a vet," said my 10-year-old son.
In our age of Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook, "discipline" takes a backseat to celebrity. Greatness, it seems, is whatever gets you re-Tweeted or Liked; whatever racks up the most clicks or followers.
Though he has become one of music's most enduring talents, Mathis was also a superlative athlete in his high school and college years.
Do I need the Wheaties box to feel fulfilled? Absolutely not! To simply be here, living my life as my true self is rewarding enough. However, I feel like I owe this box to my friends, family, and fans that have been cheering me on for decades.
The widespread exploitation of our natural resources coincides and is closely tied to the distress of our planet writhing under massive droughts, wildfires, glacial melting, animal die-offs and human displacement. Our general response seems to be one big shrug.
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.