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Leveraging Young Professionals to Create Organizational Innovation

Van Donkersgoed | Posted 01.15.2016 | Impact
Van Donkersgoed

The Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro are quickly approaching. Recent media coverage has fixated on global athletic governance, its impact on fairness, and the blurred lines between international politics and sports

6-Time Olympic Gold Medalist Severs Spine in Accident

AP | JOHN MARSHALL | Posted 08.09.2014 | Sports

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Six-time Olympic gold medalist swimmer Amy Van Dyken severed her spinal cord in an all-terrain vehicle accident over the we...

The Vieth Report: Did It Hit the Mark or Miss All Together?

Katherine Starr | Posted 03.30.2014 | Sports
Katherine Starr

USA Swimming must listen, learn and change to respond to the athletes' rather than coaches' needs.

The Truth about Coach-Athlete Relationships

Katherine Starr | Posted 11.27.2013 | Sports
Katherine Starr

If we truly want to address sexual abuse and harassment in sports we need to call it what it is, an abuse of power between the coach and the athlete that occurs at all ages. We are misled if educational materials imply something else.

Congressional Staffers Discuss Sexual Abuse In Youth Sports

AP | PAUL NEWBERRY | Posted 08.28.2013 | Politics

-- Congressional staffers met with representatives of the U.S. Olympic Committee and USA Swimming on Wednesday to discuss ways to reduce the risk of ...

I Stand By Victoria Arlen

Kristin Duquette | Posted 10.19.2013 | Sports
Kristin Duquette

Arlen is currently a member of the U.S. Paralympic National A Team and was set to compete in Montreal this month. Upon arriving, Arlen was notified by the IPC that she was ineligible to compete in IPC-sanctioned competitions due to the possibility of walking in the future.

When Did the System Fail Kelley Davies Currin and the Rest of Us?

Katherine Starr | Posted 07.24.2013 | Sports
Katherine Starr

Rick has been a free man and participating in life like the rest of us for the past 30 years without any consequence for his actions of sexually abusing this minor swimmer at the time in question. Why didn't something happen sooner?

Banned Swim Coach Sentenced For Sex Abuse

AP | ERIC TUCKER | Posted 07.23.2013 | Sports

ROCKVILLE, Md. — A once-prominent swimming coach who trained thousands of children was sentenced to seven years in prison Thursday for sexually ...

The Term 'Improper Relationship' Will Not Change the Culture Needed for Coach/Athlete Sexual Abuse

Katherine Starr | Posted 11.25.2012 | Sports
Katherine Starr

When one is talking about a 12-year-old girl and uses the term "improper relationship" to describe what transpired between a coach and athlete that term cannot come close to magnitude of the damage and wreckage created by sexual abuse between a minor child and coach.

Swim Coach Banned For Life Over Sex Abuse Case

AP | PAUL NEWBERRY | Posted 11.19.2012 | Sports

-- Rick Curl was one of the nation's most prominent swimming coaches. He put his stamp on an Olympic champion. He built a highly respected club that ...

U.S. Swimming's Athletic Trainer On Getting Ready For What's Next

Posted 08.10.2012 | Healthy Living

Welcome to our "Like An Olympian" series. During the 2012 London Olympics, HuffPost Healthy Living will take a look at lifestyle and fitness lessons f...

Phelps Goes Out In Style

AP | PAUL NEWBERRY | Posted 10.04.2012 | Sports

LONDON — As if 22 medal ceremonies over the last three Olympics weren't enough, Michael Phelps was summoned back to the pool deck for one more a...

Phelps' Grand Finale!

Posted 10.04.2012 | Sports

Michael Phelps has left the pool. Swimming the butterfly leg for the U.S. team in the men's 4x100-meter medley relay, Phelps has completed his pro...

Michael Phelps & Ryan Lochte Love This Professor's Speedo

The Huffington Post | Anna Susman | Posted 08.01.2012 | College

You don't have to be an athlete to make a splash in the Olympics. Rick Sharp, a kinesiology professor at Iowa State University, is responsible for...

Lochte Gears Up For 'Race Of The Century'

AP | BETH HARRIS | Posted 09.28.2012 | Sports

LONDON (AP) — It's another "Race of the Century" in the Olympic pool, and this time Michael Phelps isn't even in it. The 200-meter fr...

Vollmer Wins Gold With World Record Time

AP | Posted 09.28.2012 | Sports

LONDON — Dana Vollmer of the United States set a world record to win the 100-meter butterfly at the London Olympics on Sunday. Vollmer was thir...

New Term For Phelps-Lochte Rivalry

Posted 07.28.2012 | Sports

By Jeff Commings, Swimming World PHOENIX, Arizona, July 27. WITH all the media hype and buzz surrounding the rivalry between Michael Phelps and Rya...

Phelps 'More Relaxed' At Final Olympic Games

AP | PAUL NEWBERRY | Posted 07.26.2012 | Sports

LONDON -- For Michael Phelps, this is it. In his mind, there's no doubt about it. As soon as his hand touches the wall for the final time at the Londo...

The Key To Beating Phelps? Silence

AP | GERALD IMRAY | Posted 07.26.2012 | Sports

LONDON -- The first U.S. swimmer to compete at five Olympics has some advice for Ryan Lochte and anyone else who wants to beat Michael Phelps: Keep qu...

Can Coughlin Get One More?

Posted 07.22.2012 | Sports

By Shoshanna Rutemiller, Swimming World 29-year-old Natalie Coughlin, born August 23, 1982, in Vallejo, California is a seasoned Olympic veteran. H...

College Swimming Star To Make Olympic Debut

Posted 07.21.2012 | Sports

By Shoshanna Rutemiller, Swimming World In 2008, Caitlin Leverenz barely missed the Olympic team when she placed third in the 200 breaststroke. In ...

Vollmer Returns To Olympic Stage

Posted 07.21.2012 | Sports

By Shoshanna Rutemiller, Swimming World 24-year-old Dana Vollmer was half her current age when she made her first USA Olympic Trials appearance in ...

DoGooder Spotlight: Triumph Through Tragedy in Josh's Project

Marc Ozburn | Posted 09.18.2012 | Impact
Marc Ozburn

On August 6, 2006, Wanda Butts' life changed forever when she learned that her beloved Josh had drowned while rafting with friends in a Michigan lake. Josh didn't know how to swim and wasn't wearing a life jacket when their raft capsized.

45-Year-Old Swimmer Misses Out On 6th Trip To Olympics

AP | PAUL NEWBERRY | Posted 09.01.2012 | Sports

OMAHA, Neb. — Dara Torres lingered in the water after the other swimmers had climbed out of the pool. Her long career was finally over....

Hansen Heading Back To Olympics After Heartache

AP | PAUL NEWBERRY | Posted 08.26.2012 | Sports

OMAHA, Neb. -- Brendan Hansen was done with swimming after two doses of Olympic heartache. He's feeling a lot better now....