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Summer Olympics

This Olympic Star's Strategy For Taking Setbacks In Stride

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 07.20.2016 | Healthy Living

For Ali Krieger, who will represent the United States in Rio this August as a defender on the women’s soccer team, the 2016 Games represent somethin...

In A Step Forward, Saudi Arabia Picks Four Women For Rio Olympics

Reuters | Ron Dicker | Posted 07.21.2016 | Sports

RIYADH ― The Saudi Olympic Committee has approved four female Saudi athletes to compete as part of the conservative Gulf kingdom’s team at the Rio...

Olympic Rowers Will Compete In Poop-Filled Water Without Protection

The Huffington Post | Justin Block | Posted 07.06.2016 | Sports

The 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, are just over a month away from starting, and they’ve been barreling toward disaster for months. The ga...

A Better-Late-Than-Never Appreciation Of The Greatest

Brad Spirrison | Posted 06.20.2016 | Sports
Brad Spirrison

While it is true that we can never compare the on-the-field accomplishments between athletes from one era to another, we can - and must - measure the impact that elite athletes carry over into other aspects of their lives.

Former Olympian Shares Theory On What Many Elite Athletes Have In Common

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 06.20.2016 | OWN

In 1976, swimmer Greg Louganis walked in the Opening Ceremonies of the Summer Olympics. He was one of nearly 400 Americans competing for gold in the G...

'The Discarded' Plastic in Rio's Bay

Elizabeth Glazner | Posted 06.06.2016 | Green
Elizabeth Glazner

When the 2016 Summer Olympic Games officially launch in Rio de Janeiro this August, we're going to get more than the usual drama of international athl...

Steph Curry Bows Out Of Summer Olympics, Citing Injuries -- Not Zika

The Huffington Post | Juliet Spies-Gans | Posted 06.07.2016 | Sports

On August 5, hundreds of American athletes will walk into Rio de Janeiro’s Maracanã Stadium, waving to the crowd as they parade behind the United S...

What's Next For Brazil's Political Crisis

The Huffington Post | Jesselyn Cook | Posted 05.14.2016 | World

Every week, The WorldPost asks an expert to shed light on a topic driving headlines around the world. In this edition, we speak with Brian Winter, edi...

Even Brazilian Icon Rivaldo Thinks We Should Stay Away From Rio 2016

The Huffington Post | Juliet Spies-Gans | Posted 05.10.2016 | Sports

As the rest of the world watches on in anticipation of the 2016 Summer Olympics, the infrastructure of Rio de Janeiro is crumbling -- literally and fi...

Tearjerking 'Thank You, Mom' Ad Really Tugs At The Heartstrings

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 04.28.2016 | Parents

Mother's Day is fast approaching, and the 2016 Summer Olympics in Brazil are only three months away. So, Procter & Gamble is celebrating both occasion...

Over 4,000 Families In Rio Have Been Evicted Ahead Of Olympics

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 03.29.2016 | Impact

Amid a deep recession, Olympic organizers in Brazil have committed to sticking to a lean budget. But they’ve said little about stopping mass evictio...

I Love Leap Years!

Ben Arnon | Posted 03.11.2016 | HuffPost Home
Ben Arnon

With Leap Day (February 29th) having just passed, I realized that leap years are my favorite years. Leap years are synced up with two activities that...

U.S. Athletes May Skip Olympics If Concerned About Zika Virus, Officials Say

Reuters | Jade Walker | Posted 02.08.2016 | Sports

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The United States Olympic Committee told U.S. sports federations that athletes and staff concerned for their health over the Zika...

Cost of Rio's 2016 Summer Olympics Rises By Nearly $100 Million

Reuters | Juliet Spies-Gans | Posted 01.29.2016 | Sports

The price tag for the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro has risen by 400 million reais ($99.3 million) since August mainly due to rising costs of supply...

47 Years Ago, Olympian John Carlos Raised His Fist For Equality

The Huffington Post | Juliet Spies-Gans | Posted 10.27.2015 | Sports

On Oct. 16, 1968, Americans John Carlos and Tommie Smith stepped onto an Olympic podium in the heart of Mexico City, bowed their heads to receive thei...

Olympic Legend Kerri Strug Embraces Being Defined By One Moment

The Huffington Post | Justin Block | Posted 09.25.2015 | Sports

Nearly 20 years later, American Olympic gold medalist Kerri Strug is still publicly defined by her one signature moment. “People always ask me, ‘...

What Is the Most Significant Evolution in the History of the Olympics?

Quora | Posted 08.06.2015 | Sports
Quora

The most significant way that the Olympics evolved was the gradual expansion of the women's program to match that of the men's. It has been a decades-long process, but it has been important progress toward reaching much-needed gender equality in athletics.

Can Olympic Runners Compete Barefoot?

Quora | Posted 08.10.2015 | Sports
Quora

While there is a growing resurgence in barefoot running, most of the people doing this are not competitive runners, but rather recreational runners.

What Makes Jamaicans So Dominant at Track and Field?

Quora | Posted 06.10.2016 | Sports
Quora

I used to coach sprints alongside Donald Quarrie, four-time Olympic medallist for Jamaica -- including a gold medal in the 200 meters in the 1976 Montreal Olympics.

In a Time of Climate Change, Boston and the World Can't Afford the Olympics

Joseph Nevins | Posted 04.20.2015 | Green
Joseph Nevins

The U.S. Olympic Committee's decision last month to make Boston its candidate for the right to host the 2024 Summer Games has generated much excitement within the city and its environs. It has also engendered considerable opposition.

Pope Francis Hopes Rome Hosts 2024 Summer Olympics, With A Caveat

The Associated Press | Posted 12.20.2014 | Religion

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has given a papal thumbs up to Rome's bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics amid talk that the Vatican might host some e...

Should Basketball Be A Winter Olympic Sport?

Mitch Goldich | Posted 04.20.2014 | Sports
Mitch Goldich

Today, professional leagues from the United States to Bulgaria to Taiwan all agree: It's kind of a winter sport. But I've been watching the Winter Olympics for two weeks and still haven't seen any basketball. So what gives?

INFOGRAPHIC: A Brief History Of Olympic Doping

Posted 02.26.2014 | Sports

Fair play and ethical behavior are among the fundamental principles of Olympism laid out in the Olympic Charter. It is these lofty ideals conceived by...

Sochi Is Warmer Today Than Almost Every City To Ever Host The Summer Olympics

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 02.12.2014 | Sports

The competitors were necessarily wearing skis when they lined up for the start of the men's Nordic combined on Wednesday afternoon at the RusSki Gorki...

Julee Wilson

PHOTOS: Essence Magazine Fetes Olympic Track Stars

HuffingtonPost.com | Julee Wilson | Posted 09.11.2012 | Black Voices

You can always count on Essence magazine to celebrate exceptional women of color. The glossy rolled out the red carpet on Monday for an intimate lunch...