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Legendary tennis coach joins sports heroines in book

Louis Bolling | Posted 02.01.2017 | Women
Louis Bolling

Two years ago, NCAA championship soccer coach Lincoln "Tiger" Phillips wrote, "I firmly believe that there are no strangers in life, only friends that...

High School Volleyball Player Slays National Anthem After Recording Fails

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 10.14.2016 | Good News

This San Antonio, Texas athlete really aced an impromptu performance. A video recently shared on Facebook shows an Oliver Wendell Holmes High School ...

Sports Psychology For Rio Olympians And You: Dr. JoAnn's Insider Tips

Dr. JoAnn Dahlkoetter | Posted 08.23.2016 | Sports
Dr. JoAnn Dahlkoetter

I'd like to let you in on some of my best techniques, so you can bring out your inner Olympian within your own life. I'd like to give you the tools for that champion mindset that we are seeing at the Rio Olympics so you can use this on a daily basis.

With China's Surprise Volleyball Win in Rio, Coach Lang Ping Becomes National Hero

AsiaToday | Posted 08.22.2016 | Home
AsiaToday

By Hong Soon-do, Beijing correspondent, AsiaToday - There were quite many dramatic moments at the Rio Olympics which concluded on Monday. And the vict...

Mind games - The psychology of Olympic competition

ResearchGate | Posted 08.18.2016 | Sports
ResearchGate

CC BY-NC Andy MiahFor Olympic athletes, the pressure of the Games can be immense. Often, years of training and preparation culminate in one shot to ma...

Let's Celebrate This Olympic Chest Bump Fail

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 08.10.2016 | Sports

Canadian chest bump Next time try a simple high-five, guys. Ben Saxton and Chaim Schalk of Canada have shown at the Rio Olympics that they’re ...

How A Volleyball Olympian Learned That Embracing Fear Would Help Her Succeed

Kyle Battle | Posted 08.04.2016 | Healthy Living
Kyle Battle

From an early age Rachael Adams saw things differently. Where most people saw a brochure as three folds and some words, she saw a brilliant combination of ingredients resulting in a decadent entree of art and presentation.

Cuba's Journalists Missing in Action

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 07.07.2016 | Home
Yoani Sanchez

The rape of a woman, for which the athletes are presumed responsible, was not mentioned in the statement, which constitutes an act of secrecy, concealment of the truth and disrespect for the audience.

Volleyball in Iran: A litmus test for women's rights

James Dorsey | Posted 06.24.2016 | Sports
James Dorsey

By James M. Dorsey An international volleyball tournament in the Iranian capital has thrown into sharp relief a debate in international sporting asso...

Women: A Benchmark of Saudi and Iranian Reform

James Dorsey | Posted 04.27.2016 | Home
James Dorsey

With Saudi Arabia announcing plans for a major restructuring of the kingdom's economy and Iran gearing up to become a regional hegemon, women's sports is emerging as a benchmark of reform, and one that so far is less than promising.

WATCH LIVE: Pro-Volleyball Star Gabby Reece Dishes On NBC's New Fitness Show

HuffPost | Chantelle DMello | Posted 04.14.2016 | HuffPost Live 321

Join HuffPost's Alyona Minkovski as she chats with pro-volleyball star Gabby Reece about hosting NBC's new fitness competition show, "Strong."...

This Volleyball Player's Face Is The Real MVP

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 03.29.2016 | Comedy

Scott Sterling's face returns to take another pounding -- and that's good news for his team and even better news for sports comedy fans. Watch Studio ...

When Life (and Death) Imitates Art

Phyllis Sudman | Posted 02.10.2017 | Healthy Living
Phyllis Sudman

How can a seemingly healthy student just collapse? What are we doing to examine and protect the health of our students? Are we prepared for the next student who collapses? We really don't know much about our kids' hearts.

A litmus test for Iran on the world stage: sports and air transport

James Dorsey | Posted 02.07.2017 | Sports
James Dorsey

Sports and air transport are likely to serve as indicators of whether Iran has the flexibility to become a major node in an increasingly globalized world. At the core of Iranian efforts to become a global sports and airline hub will be its willingness to relax strict gender segregation, dress codes and its ban on alcohol.

What Is This Sport And When Can We Start Playing It?

The Huffington Post | Justin Block | Posted 01.07.2016 | Sports

Balley Ball? Yes, the sport you're seeing above flows and moves like volleyball, but with giant exercise balls being used instead of hands and f...

Iranians Love Volleyball, But Half The Population Can't Attend Matches

The Huffington Post | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 11.12.2015 | Home

Human Rights Watch is calling on Iran to allow its women to attend volleyball matches -- a right they had until three years ago. Since the 1979 Irani...

Transgender High Schooler Not Allowed To Play Sport She Loves Because Of A Piece Of Paper

The Huffington Post | Justin Block | Posted 07.21.2015 | Sports

Transgender high school senior Alex Trujillo was heartbroken when she found out that she wouldn't be able to play on her high school girls' volleyball...

Being Scared Can Lead to Greatness

Dani Alpert | Posted 05.12.2016 | Women
Dani Alpert

By joining a beginner class, and challenging myself, I've spun around what used to be a bone of contention, into something that has humbled me, and shown me, just how hard it is to run in the sand, while picking my bathing suit bottom out of my crack.

When It Comes to Exercise, It All Starts From the Ground Up!

Dr. Steve Rosenberg | Posted 05.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Steve Rosenberg

Spring is on its way so, regardless of what sporting or exercise activity you participate in, if you want to be successful and get the most out of your performance, start from the bottom up. Yes, feet first!

Don't Be a Leader Who Turns Around to Look and See That Nobody Is Following

The University of Central Florida Forum | Posted 04.20.2015 | College
The University of Central Florida Forum

Teamwork is essential to the productivity and maximization of corporations, businesses, or the workplace. I'm invited into their world so they can peek behind the curtain into my world.

Sports associations step up pressure on human rights violators

James Dorsey | Posted 04.06.2015 | Sports
James Dorsey

By James M. Dorsey International sporting associations have hardened their stance towards wannabe hosts of mega-events, who violate basic rights, inc...

"So You're Telling Me There's a Chance."

The University of Central Florida Forum | Posted 02.09.2015 | College
The University of Central Florida Forum

Nearly eight years ago I walked into a room of about 10 young women who just lost their coach and suffered through two humiliating seasons in which their conference record was 1-31. I was their new coach, and I was expected to make them a nationally competitive team.

Volleyball Federation Sanctions Iran in New Assertiveness on Women's Sporting Rights

James Dorsey | Posted 01.10.2015 | Sports
James Dorsey

The International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) has warned Iran that it would be stripped of its right to host the 2015 Under-19 men's world volleyball championship if it bans women from attending matches.

Women's Sporting Rights Put Saudi Arabia and Iran on the Defensive

James Dorsey | Posted 12.12.2014 | Sports
James Dorsey

The struggle for women's rights to engage in sports and attend sporting events has commanded increased attention due to recent events.

Women's Right to Attend Sports Events at Centre of Iran's Culture Wars

James Dorsey | Posted 11.18.2014 | Home
James Dorsey

The arrest In June of 25-year old Ghoncheh Ghavami together with more than a dozen other women as they tried to enter a stadium where the Iranian national men's team was playing Italy was first disclosed earlier this month by The Guardian.