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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.

Sports Stars Have An Obligation To Continue The Fight For Social Equity And Justice

Marcus Bright | Posted 08.11.2016 | Sports
Marcus Bright

The stance that the University of Missouri football team took last year in support of their fellow students who were protesting over racial issues on campus is an example of the kind of leverage and power that athletes can have.

8 Lessons To Teach Your Kids While Watching The Olympics

Kurt Smith, LMFT, LPCC, AFC | Posted 08.15.2016 | Parents
Kurt Smith, LMFT, LPCC, AFC

The Olympic games are theatrical, colorful, fun, and thrilling. The athletes are bold, determined, courageous, and inspiring. Millions of us will tune...

Dear NBC: This Is What Female Olympics Fans Really Want

Erica Boeke | Posted 08.10.2016 | Sports
Erica Boeke

For a network that thinks it has put together the perfect Rio 2016 package for all of us female non-sports fans, it sure has done a stellar job of hiring announcers who have insulted us.

Soccer Star Landon Donovan Chats Politics, Soccer & The Olympics

The Huffington Post | Kate Balch | Posted 08.10.2016 | HuffPost Live 321


The Olympic Accounting Muddle

Andrew Zimbalist | Posted 08.09.2016 | Sports
Andrew Zimbalist

Rio and Brazil will suffer a substantial loss in hosting the Olympics. But with their fiscal finances in deep deficit, and with public servants not being paid and social services in near dysfunction, it makes a significant difference whether the loss is $1.6 billion or 10 times greater, at $16.7 billion.

3 Reasons To Love Rowing

Rachel Tavel | Posted 08.09.2016 | Sports
Rachel Tavel

Rowing may be one of the more under-appreciated Olympic sports, but there is something about it that fans of every other sport can appreciate.

The 2016 Nolympics

David S. Simon | Posted 08.09.2016 | Politics
David S. Simon

For this American viewer, I am sick of all the pretending and posing, the fake endorsements, the irresponsible lying. I'm sick of our games and I'm sick of the games there.

Despite Ugliness, Olympics Still Deliver Plenty Of Spirit And Joy

Ken Reed | Posted 08.05.2016 | Sports
Ken Reed

What are we to make of the Olympics? Do they represent humanity at its finest? Worst? Or both?

The Angel City Games Empower Kids With Physical Disabilities To Be True Athletes

The Huffington Post | Alex Kushneir | Posted 08.05.2016 | HuffPost Live 321


Get Ready For Weaponized Russell Westbrook

Serge Leshchuk | Posted 08.05.2016 | Sports
Serge Leshchuk

No one plays harder than Russell Westbrook. Sometimes it's because his team needs him to, sometimes it's because he feels like it. There is no default lower setting on Russ, but there could be a higher one.

Shame On You, USA Gymnastics!

Dani Bostick | Posted 08.05.2016 | Women
Dani Bostick

Organizations that serve children have a special obligation to promote safety. In ignoring information about predator coaches, USA Gymnastics became a friend of perpetrators and put children in danger.

The Sanctuary of Sport: A Testimony of Olympism in Action

Louis Bolling | Posted 08.05.2016 | Religion
Louis Bolling

Sport has always been a part of Jamal Khalil Atkins' life. The second son of Albert William Atkins and Jeannette Sykes Atkins, Jamal's parents incorporated a philosophy of life that exalted and combined a high respect of body, will and mind.

Rio Olympics Gold Medal Winner In Swimming

Brian Smith | Posted 08.04.2016 | Comedy
Brian Smith


Saudi Arabia projects change, albeit at a snail's pace

James Dorsey | Posted 08.04.2016 | Sports
James Dorsey

By James M. Dorsey Saudi Arabia is projecting miniscule steps to reverse decades of denial of women's sporting rights as evidence of significant chan...

USAGov's Tips for National Anthem Etiquette | Posted 08.04.2016 | Sports

The 2016 Rio Olympics are here! Years of early morning workouts and late night practices finally pay off for the athletes who will represent the Unite...

It's Not Whether You Win or Lose. It's How You Keep From Dying.

Sherry Caris | Posted 08.03.2016 | Comedy
Sherry Caris

It's difficult to retain one's self-confidence when it is a constant struggle to remain upright. My challenge was due in large part to my imagination. My head was usually in the clouds, dreaming of fairies, castles and Alvin and the Chipmunks.

Lack of Female Injury Coverage -- The Achilles Heel of the Olympic Games

Society for Women's Health Research | Posted 08.03.2016 | Sports
Society for Women's Health Research

By Natalia Gurevich, SWHR Communications Intern Women have come a long way in the world of professional athletics. But the rise in professional and a...

Erdogan vs. Gulen: Power struggle comes full circle in Turkish soccer

James Dorsey | Posted 08.03.2016 | World
James Dorsey

By James M. Dorsey Politics' incestuous relationship with soccer came full circle this week with the mass resignation of executives of the Turkish fo...