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Congratulations Malala, a Voice for Us All

Johann Koss | Posted 12.10.2014 | Home
Johann Koss

At 17-years-old, Malala is the youngest Nobel laureate in history. Even more astounding, two years ago this week she was in a hospital fighting for her life after being shot by the Taliban.

World Recognizes a New Day for Play

Johann Koss | Posted 06.06.2014 | Home
Johann Koss

When I think about the power of sport and play to transform children's lives and change our world, I think about kids like Daphine. At 15 years old,...

Olympic Athletes and the Power to Give Back

Johann Koss | Posted 04.19.2014 | Home
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 Day I Met Mandela: My Lesson in Unity, Freedom and Equality Through Sport

Johann Koss | Posted 02.04.2014 | Home
Johann Koss

I remember the man they call Madiba with great fondness, admiration and gratitude. Not only was he a man who dedicated his life to peace and freedom, he was an incomparable leader who truly understood the power of sport.

Restoring Peace to Syria's Children Through Play

Johann Koss | Posted 11.20.2013 | Home
Johann Koss

As the world searches for a solution to the fighting in Syria, we must remember that peace is not only measured by the absence of war. For child refugees, who are among the most vulnerable bystanders of conflict, peace is about having the opportunity to be a kid again.

A Handshake to Be Proud of

Nikki Stone | Posted 10.09.2013 | Home
Nikki Stone

I was pretty nervous about going to the detention center and even more nervous that the programs we introduced wouldn't be anything that the boys wanted. I knew that what I was doing was important, however, and I just hoped the love I had for sports would be contagious.

5 Easy Tips to Connect with Nature and the World During the 2012 Olympics -- and Beyond

Homa Sabet Tavangar | Posted 10.06.2012 | Home
Homa Sabet Tavangar

Imagine if the children of leaders from Iran, North Korea, the United States and Cuba could meet in a park far away from political posturing and just play outside.

Life Is Wonderful, Life Is Strange, Life Is Hard

Kristina Groves | Posted 05.21.2012 | Home
Kristina Groves

Back in the familiar surroundings and relative comforts of my own home, it's hard to imagine that the week I just had actually happened and that it wasn't a dream or some crazy trip to an alternate universe.

Why I'm Wearing Shorts This Winter

Nikki Stone | Posted 03.07.2012 | Home
Nikki Stone

I could only imagine how this woman has become an enormous role model for endless young girls -- and boys for that matter -- in Mali. My short time with her energized and empowered me.

Andrea Stone

Mitt Romney: 'Generous' Philanthropist Whose Biggest Charitable Cause Is The Mormon Church | Andrea Stone | Posted 10.11.2011 | Home

This article is part of a series in which HuffPost is taking a close look at the charitable giving of Republican presidential candidates. How much and...

Changing Stigmas Through Sports In Ethiopia

Alex Budman | Posted 08.21.2011 | Home
Alex Budman

From the first second Yonas Tadess enters the gates of the school, it is evident that he is the big man on campus. The stigma that is usually applied to disabled people in Ethiopia does not apply to him.

Reading, Writing, 'Rithmetic...and Recess

Rae Pica | Posted 08.14.2011 | Home
Rae Pica

Approximately 40 percent of the elementary schools in the U.S. have eliminated recess from the children's day. Here are seven contradictions to the belief that recess is frivolous.

Leading a Fulfilled Life

Nikki Stone | Posted 08.06.2011 | Home
Nikki Stone

Quite honestly, I would be more scared to think of how unfulfilled my life would be if I hadn't taken the risk. Try asking yourself what you'd risk for a more fulfilled life.

Soccer Ball Diplomacy

The Huffington Post | Julia Steers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

This week, we're profiling the Young Global Leaders attending the World Economic Forum's annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland. Food, water, medicin...

An Olympic Hero Everyone Should Resolve to Be Like

Nikki Stone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Nikki Stone

To kick off the New Year, I wanted to share a story on a man that everyone should resolve to be like. Shortly after my retirement from aerial skiing,...

Sports and Society: A Lesson From Safari

Nikki Stone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Nikki Stone

Through my work with Right To Play, I met an amazing gentleman named Safari. Safari lived through the Rwandan genocide of 1994, where nearly a million people were killed.

Look After Yourself, Look After One Another: A Lesson Learned from Charity

Nikki Stone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Nikki Stone

This past weekend I was invited to a event for a charity that has been near and dear to my heart for a long time, Right To Play. Many of you may have...

How Play Is Changing Children's Lives

Julia Moulden | Posted 11.17.2011 | Home
Julia Moulden

Children need play for their physical, psychological, and social development.

Top 10 Reasons to Become a New Radical

Julia Moulden | Posted 11.17.2011 | Home
Julia Moulden

[This is a refreshed repeat of one of Julia's most popular posts.] When I was writing my book about New Radicals (that is, people like you and me who...