To many people, and certainly to FIFA and the IOC, sporting concerns do not, or at least should not, overlap with political ones. This viewpoint is troubling because it downplays the social price of sports.
In the 21st century, an international sports governing body is demonstrating that women sports are still subjected to male hegemony.
Now that people are learning new things faster, and recording what they are doing, it challenges others to do something more advanced, in other words, "one-upping" and that ultimately continues the trend.
Last week I attended the World Premiere Screening of a new documentary called The Renaissance Period of The African American in Sports.
The true heroes wore the blazing orange colors of the Bulldogs, the camouflage green of the Stings and the royal blue of the Falcons to name a few. These were the athletes of the 2014 Special Olympics.
Why do these annoying energetic children want me to high five them? Do they know where my hand has been? You do not want to touch me, kid. This paw is made of 80 percent snot, 20 percent backwash and 500 percent regret right now.
Ads like this one try to shame us into thinking that everything we do should be a breeze if it makes our kids happy.
Chloie Jonnson is a transgender female and CrossFit athlete fighting for her rights to compete as a female in the CrossFit Games. CrossFit has issue...
I felt I did the right thing, but still... I wish life could be more like a video game, or a Choose Your Own Adventure book, where you can always go back and make a different decision.
Swimming, hockey and other winter outdoor sports are great fun even when you're not an Olympic athlete! However, engaging in these activities often can make you more prone to developing asthma symptoms.
Okay, there's the face ...
Organizing the Olympics is not only the precise opposite of international isolation, it probably emboldened Vladimir Putin's actions in Ukraine. Why did Russia get the Olympics in the first place given its appalling human rights record?
Medals were won, friendships were made, and the Games were largely dubbed a success. But during more than two weeks of competition, not one athlete or IOC member made a statement to advance the educational arm of the Olympic movement.
While Anderson doesn't think yoga should be an Olympic sport, she certainly brought her vinyasa practice to the Olympics. Below, the nature-loving California girl tells us how she chilled out with meditation, mala beads, and a few relaxing poses the night before her big win.
Yes, this winter has been a really long one for you and for me. But for our kids, this will likely be the winter that settles right into that sacred spot of their hearts reserved for only the most special of times.
The 2014 Brazil World Cup made big headlines again this week after a controversial Adidas promotional campaign that the country's tourist board says...