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Sustaining The Olympic Legacy: Women, Sports, And Public Policy

Beth Brooke-Marciniak | Posted 08.24.2016 | Impact
Beth Brooke-Marciniak

The Summer Olympics inspire us. They motivate us. For a few weeks every 4 years, we focus on achievement, hard work, pain, glory, and defeat in stunning athletic competition. And this year, we cannot miss the good news story of not just of one athlete, but of a whole group of athletes -- women.

Arthur Ashe Kids' Day, Returns To Honor The Tennis Champion During Pre-US Open Festivities

Ezinne Ukoha | Posted 08.22.2016 | Impact
Ezinne Ukoha

We all need heroes, especially now that the charged climate forces us to accept the hopelessness that regulates children of "a certain background" to the back burner of impending success.

Athletes Use Twitter Platform To Powerfully, Pithily Profess

Louis Bolling | Posted 08.22.2016 | Religion
Louis Bolling

As the Rio 2016 and the Games of the XXXI Olympiad come to an end, Twitter has become a major platform for how sporting events, governing bodies and associations, and professional athletes engage and enhance the experience of such spectacles.

Hands of Stone

Dwight Brown | Posted 08.22.2016 | Entertainment
Dwight Brown

"Every boxer is someone's hero." It's a saying that's been hard to attach to Roberto Durán. Most people assume that he is just an infamous Panamanian boxer who walked out on a match against Sugar Ray Leonard, uttering the words, "No Mas (no more)." There's more to him than that controversial moment. This very well acted, entertaining and informative bio film reveals all: Rough childhood, abandonment issues, international champion, infamy, resurgence and hometown hero.

Got Patriotism? Gabby Douglas Controversy Raises An Old Question About Black Americans And Love Of Country

Pamela A. Lewis | Posted 08.19.2016 | Black Voices
Pamela A. Lewis

There is no curling competition in the summer Olympics, but I have been loving the 2016 games, and will go into deep depression when the Olympic flame...

Olympic Fashion Blog

Dr. Ruth Nemzoff | Posted 08.19.2016 | Sports
Dr. Ruth Nemzoff

These women were alive, they were powerful, they had energy and all this added up to many types of beauty.

How To Paddleboard For The Non-Athlete

Stephanie Lessing | Posted 08.18.2016 | Comedy
Stephanie Lessing

First thing you have to do is find an out of shape instructor. Even a little bit fat is fine. This isn't easy as paddleboarding burns a lot of calories, but it can be done, and it really takes the edge off having to learn something while wearing a bathing suit.

With mosques under surveillance, IS turns to soccer for recruitment

James Dorsey | Posted 08.18.2016 | World
James Dorsey

By James M. Dorsey Abu Otaiba, the nom du guerre of a self-taught imam and Islamic State (IS) recruiter in Jordan, uses soccer to attract recruits. ...

It's Time for a Renewed Focus On Intangible Factors For Students Going Back To School

Marcus Bright | Posted 08.17.2016 | Education
Marcus Bright

As students gear up to begin the 2016-2017 school year, there is a need for a fresh effort to encourage students to develop key intangibles and invest...

Something Is Going Very Wrong for the U.S. Men's Olympic Basketball Team

Quora | Posted 08.17.2016 | Sports
Quora

Why is the 2016 US Men's Olympic Basketball team playing so poorly? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling ques...

Lessons In Life From Doing The Ironman

Renate Cunneen | Posted 08.17.2016 | Sports
Renate Cunneen

I wrote part of this 28 sleeps before the Ironman and I was truly at my wits end. I wrote many of my thoughts after a terrible ride that was supposed...

Did Sports Really Pave the Way for Augmented Reality?

Dennis Williams II | Posted 08.22.2016 | Sports
Dennis Williams II

As much as augmented reality (AR) is said to be early in its development and adoption, it has been surprisingly active within professional sports. Tha...

Why Ledecky Wins: Grit.

Kevin R. Stone, M.D. | Posted 08.17.2016 | Sports
Kevin R. Stone, M.D.

Katie Ledecky crushes the competition. She crushes her own records. She destroys world records. Everyone asks, "How does she do it?" She has nearly perfect form, with an imperfect body for swimming. She has great coaching. But the secret sauce is grit.

Soccer investments' reputational risk catches up with UAE

James Dorsey | Posted 08.17.2016 | World
James Dorsey

By James M. Dorsey Reputational risk associated with autocratic investment in high profile soccer clubs threatened to catch up with the UAE as a powe...

The IOC Must Do More to Help Struggling Host Cities

William Morrow | Posted 08.16.2016 | Sports
William Morrow

Image Source First, the facts: The Olympic Games has just opened in Rio de Janeiro this month and this event is the 50th (counting the Winter Olympic...

At Some Point, America Will Turn Its Back On Simone Biles

Percell Dugger | Posted 08.16.2016 | Black Voices
Percell Dugger

You're amazing Simone, and the world is JUST getting a glimpse of how great you are. Continue to make progress, and enjoy your life. America will turn it's back on you. And when it does, do exactly what you've always done...win.

The Olympian Attitude

Dr. Samineh I. Shaheem | Posted 08.16.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Dr. Samineh I. Shaheem

All eyes have been on Rio for a few weeks now. Most people who are glued to the TV during the Olympics may not be avid sports fans. Yet we spend hours...

The History Of The Olympic Games - #BeyondthePodium

Zac Thompson | Posted 08.15.2016 | HuffPost Live 321
Zac Thompson

Before the Olympic Games would become the most-watched sporting event around the world, broadcast in 220 countries, and bringing in an average of 950 million dollars in revenue... The Olympics were an event pulled out of the history books at the turn of the century, meant to bring the nations of the world together in a spirit of healthy competition and camaraderie.

Imagine Usain Bolt Doesn't Fumble His Start

Serge Leshchuk | Posted 08.15.2016 | Sports
Serge Leshchuk

Now imagine Bolt irons out his well documented issues on the starting block. Imagine he fixes that and darts out of the gate straight as an arrow ahead of everyone. Imagine he doesn't have to play catch up for the first two seconds of the race.

2024 Olympics: You'll Be There, No Travel Required

Kent Steffen | Posted 08.15.2016 | Technology
Kent Steffen

How we engage with the Olympics now is only the gateway to what's to come for the future of sports viewing, interactivity and fandom.

Nike Just Validated What I Already Knew: Golf Sucks

Gene Marks | Posted 08.15.2016 | Business
Gene Marks

So Nike is dropping out of the golf equipment business. Can you blame them? I don't. Golf sucks.

Not All "Sexist" Olympic Commentary Is Actually Harmful

Teresa Carlton | Posted 08.17.2016 | Women
Teresa Carlton

There has been a lot of hype lately about the sexism in the reporting of the Olympics. Obviously these people have never sat in a room with my mother ...

'The Hungry Fan's Game Day Cookbook'

Suna Senman | Posted 08.12.2016 | Books
Suna Senman

The Hungry Fans Game Day Cookbook is divided up into starters, light meals, sandwiches, main dishes (including BBQ) and deserts. If tasting this little summary wets your appetite, I suggest you go get the whole enchilada. This cookbook is a hundred real treats to have!

Olympics Remind Us That We Need More Public Space

Hung Vo | Posted 08.15.2016 | Impact
Hung Vo

Co-authored by Doug Ragan, UN-Habitat Chief of Youth and Livelihoods Unit, Dana Podmolikova, UN-Habitat Youth & Urban Sports Specialist With Rio’s ...

Breaking Down UFC 202: Diaz vs. McGregor 2

Dan Shapiro | Posted 08.12.2016 | Sports
Dan Shapiro

For the second time in less-than six months, UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor will face former The Ultimate Fighter winner Nate Diaz at welterweight.