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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 | World
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 02.10.2016 | 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 02.08.2016 | 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 | World

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 | World
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.

U.S. and Iran Engage in Volleyball Diplomacy

Farshad Farahat | Posted 11.05.2014 | World
Farshad Farahat

Recently thousands of fans across Southern California were able to witness a rarity: the U.S. and Iranian national volleyball teams squaring off in friendly exhibition matches as part of a goodwill exchange between the two estranged nations.

Sports Diplomacy With Iran: Breaking Barriers, Bridging Differences

Bahman Baktiari | Posted 11.05.2014 | World
Bahman Baktiari

Although sports exchanges by themselves cannot resolve all of our problems with Iran, with sports diplomacy we can lay the foundation for a lasting relationship between Iran and the United States.

Parents of Young Athletes Need to Keep Everything in Perspective

The University of Central Florida Forum | Posted 10.07.2014 | College
The University of Central Florida Forum

You should be your kid's biggest supporter. But for parents of high school athletes, in particular, it's important to maintain perspective. Don't lose sleep worrying about catering to every need of your athletic child.

Is She Too Beautiful To Play Volleyball?

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 07.30.2014 | Sports

A teenage volleyball player from Kazakhstan is coming under fire, but it's not because of her skills. It's because of her looks. Critics say Sabin...

What Parents and Young Athletes Need to Know About Marfan Syndrome

Dr. Joseph Horrigan | Posted 09.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Joseph Horrigan

Marfan syndrome is a diagnosis easy to miss unless one deliberately considers it and pays a great attention to detail. If your young son or daughter is playing basketball or volleyball and you are hearing the comments above, please take him or her to a physician for the appropriate tests -- at the very least to rule the condition out and have some peace of mind.

The Quest For Gold

Kevin K. Wong | Posted 09.15.2014 | Hawaii
Kevin K. Wong

This past weekend was as good as it gets for volleyball fans here in Hawai'i. The Women's Brazilian National Team wore green and gold, reflecting their finishes in the last two Olympics. Team USA was on a mission: to beat the team that has singlehandedly extinguished their dreams of gold

A Lesson in Perspective from a Boy Named Daniel

Kevin K. Wong | Posted 06.21.2014 | Hawaii
Kevin K. Wong

The Spike and Serve U13 team won their first tournament on Sunday. They played fearlessly. They battled with so much heart. They displayed a new perspective, inspired by a boy named Daniel.

Young Women and ACL Injuries: How Proper Training Is Vital to Minimize Risk

Dr. Joseph Horrigan | Posted 05.31.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Joseph Horrigan

One area of strength training has fallen short with female athletes, in which tears of the ACL -- or anterior cruciate ligament -- have actually increased dramatically over the years. Such injuries are now, in fact, common in female volleyball, softball, basketball and soccer players.