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Puerto Rico's First Olympic Gold Medalist Scores Huge Honor

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 11.16.2016 | Latino Voices

Tennis player Monica Puig made history when she won Puerto Rico’s first Olympic gold medal ever at this summer’s Rio Games. And on Tuesday, Puig a...

Nobody Asked Rio's Poor About The Olympics. So They Yelled Louder.

The Huffington Post | Travis Waldron | Posted 10.06.2016 | World

RIO DE JANEIRO ― The 2016 Olympics began with a promise. When the International Olympic Committee chose Rio de Janeiro as the host in 2009, local of...

Post-Olympic Thoughts

Christos Terzides | Posted 09.29.2016 | Travel
Christos Terzides

Rio De janeiro is so beautiful that is almost magical.

Our Eternal Enemy: We Must Stop the New Cold War

Young Professionals in Foreign Policy | Posted 09.24.2016 | World
Young Professionals in Foreign Policy

By David Wemer When nineteen-year-old American swimmer Lilly King emerged from the pool after winning the women's 100-meter backstroke at the Rio Oly...

Paralympian Made TV Host Who Wears Prosthetic Leg ‘Proud To Be Disabled'

The Huffington Post | Elyse Wanshel | Posted 09.16.2016 | Good News

A Paralympic hand-cyclist’s spin on having a disability is so refreshing it’s inspiring some in the community.Alex Zanardi’s self-accepting comm...

Photographer Who Lost His Sight Snaps Stunning Photos Of Paralympians

The Huffington Post | Elyse Wanshel | Posted 09.16.2016 | Good News

Athletes aren’t the only people defying the odds at the 2016 Paralympics. Joao Maia, a photographer who is visually impaired, is covering the intern...

Hackers Leak Another Batch Of Olympic Athletes' Data

Reuters | Jade Walker | Posted 09.15.2016 | Sports

(Reuters) - The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) said on Wednesday that another batch of athlete data has been leaked by the same Russian cyber espiona...

Lego Honors Paralympian Swimmers With Their Own Figures

The Huffington Post | Elyse Wanshel | Posted 09.14.2016 | Good News

Lego’s latest offerings are making quite a splash. The company has immortalized two medal-winning Paralympians from Singapore minifigures. The tiny ...

Paralympic Medals Rattle So Visually Impaired Athletes Can Identify Them

The Huffington Post | Elyse Wanshel | Posted 09.13.2016 | Good News

Paralympic medal winners now look and sound like champions. That’s because when the gold, silver and bronze medals for the 2016 games in Rio are sha...

Simone Biles’ Mom On Keeping Her Daughter Grounded And Goal-Focused

The Huffington Post | Poppie Mphuthing | Posted 09.14.2016 | Black Voices

When three-time all-around world gymnastics champion Simone Biles stumbled on the beam at the Rio Olympics in August, her fans probably had their hear...

When Athletic Competition Collides With Hate

Daniel Wein | Posted 09.08.2016 | Politics
Daniel Wein

As kids who grow up in countries like Egypt and Iran are indoctrinated to hate Israel, it explains why many Israelis are raised to regard delegitimization as a fact of life. It's a vicious cycle of conflict so deeply entrenched that it's often hard to see reality through an unfiltered lens.

Olympic Gymnast Danell Leyva Says Embracing Feminism Is 'Common Sense'

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 09.06.2016 | Latino Voices

Olympic gymnast Danell Leyva finished his time in Rio with two silver medals in hand and a viral performance at the Gymnastics Gala online. But the Cu...

Rio: The Olympics For Climate Action

Max Thabiso Edkins | Posted 09.03.2016 | Sports
Max Thabiso Edkins

Now the games have begun! Directed by Brazilian filmmaker Fernando Meirelles, known for City of God and supporter of the World Bank Group's Connect4Climate program, the opening ceremony put climate change front and center.

We Are All Sports Fans

Eli Wolff | Posted 09.02.2016 | Sports
Eli Wolff

With the Rio Paralympic Games starting on September 7, sports fans eager to watch elite athletes compete and still riding the wave of the Olympic Games cannot wait to see, hear and follow Paralympic sports and athletes from around the world.

After The Closing Ceremony: Rio's Sustainable Olympic Legacy

Anne Hidalgo | Posted 08.31.2016 | World
Anne Hidalgo

As the historic 2016 Olympic Games draw to a close in Rio de Janeiro, we commend C40 Chair, Mayor of Rio de Janeiro Eduardo Paes not only for a successful world-class event, but also for investing in and developing legacy Olympic projects that will benefit the city and its inhabitants in the long-term.

From The Home Of Hockey To Rio And Back

Louis Bolling | Posted 09.01.2016 | Sports
Louis Bolling

Earlier this month, USA Field Hockey fielded an Olympic team in Rio filled with members heavily connected to the Southeastern Pennsylvania area.

Olympics Out Of Reach For Half-Million Girls Sitting On Sidelines

Kim Turner | Posted 08.25.2016 | Sports
Kim Turner

As the school year begins, and in celebration of this Women's Equality Day on Aug. 26, we can work here at home to reduce the pervasive sexism and inequity that females face.

What Does A Pillow Have To Do With Winning Gold In Rio?

Gwen Jorgensen | Posted 08.25.2016 | Healthy Living
Gwen Jorgensen

Everything I've done over the course of the last four years was to prepare me for the moment I stepped onto the sand at Copacabana Beach in Rio. I am a two-time International Triathlon Union World Champion and a 2012 Olympian. And on Aug. 20 I won the triathlon at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio -- earning America's first gold medal in the event.

Aly Raisman Has The Perfect Answer For How The 'Final Five' Should Be Remembered

Lisa Hiser | Posted 08.25.2016 | Sports
Lisa Hiser

The 2016 Olympic Games in Rio were definitely one for the history books as the USA came out on top with a total of 121 medals. Nine of those medals came thanks to the US Women's Gymnastics Team, dubbed the "Final Five".

Here's The Hollywood-Worthy Rio Gymnastics Story You Didn't Hear

The Huffington Post | Chloe Angyal | Posted 09.02.2016 | Sports

Houry Gebeshian appears to be living in a Hollywood screenplay. Her life resembles a gymnastics version of the 1993 cult football classic “Rudy,” ...

Simone Biles, Serena Williams And More Look Fierce AF In New Nike Ad

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 08.24.2016 | Women

A new Nike ad is highlighting the hard work and dedication it takes to be the best. The 40-second clip titled, “Unlimited Pursuit” is the most re...

3 Reasons US Olympic Swimmer Ryan Lochte (and his brand) should be unapologetic!

Ebong Eka | Posted 08.24.2016 | Business
Ebong Eka

In business and life, it doesn't take much to ruin your reputation. One mistake can cost a business, personality or brand millions of dollars in lost revenue and sponsorship dollars. Ryan Lochte know exactly what this feels like!

Greece Defies Expectations In Rio, Bringing Home Gold

The Huffington Post | Danae Leivada | Posted 08.23.2016 | World

As the Rio Olympics officially drew to a close, the countries that won the most medals, such as the U.S., China and Great Britain, returned home trium...

The Olympics Mirror US!

Dr. Ruth Nemzoff | Posted 08.23.2016 | Sports
Dr. Ruth Nemzoff

Like it or not, the world is changing and these images of diversity help us all to see that ultimately our talents and our personhood are what matters. So, three cheers for the athletes and for the world as it becomes more accepting of all kinds of diversity.

On And Off The Field, These Paralympians Work #WithoutLimits

Judith E. Heumann | Posted 08.23.2016 | Sports
Judith E. Heumann

We are grateful for what these competitors achieve on and off the field, especially leveraging their status as Paralympians and their professional advancement to serve as a beacon of hope to so many people with disabilities around the world.