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Olympic Boxing Champ Defies Odds, Despite Lack of Endorsement Deals

AP | NANCY ARMOUR | Posted 10.08.2013 | Black Voices

FLINT, Mich. — At an ice-breaker during their orientation last month, the incoming freshmen at Olivet College were asked to tell their classmate...

HuffPost Teen's '18 Under 18' Of 2012! (PHOTOS)

Posted 01.09.2013 | Teen

It's been an amazing year for young people, and here at HuffPost Teen, we've been inspired by watching many of them dominate in fields ranging from entertainment to science to technology to sports -- and beyond.

The 5 Most Amazing Olympic Moments From American Teens

Posted 08.13.2012 | Teen

Teen athletes at the 2012 London Olympic Games weren't just winning gold medals, although young competitors took home their fair share. Amazing young ...

Teenage Boxing Champ: 'I Might Go In History Books'

AP | JIM LITKE | Posted 10.09.2012 | Sports

LONDON (AP) — She has a boxer's story: a troubled childhood, a brother in prison, a father who took up the sport to stay out of trouble yet couldn't...

U.S. Teen Wins Historic Gold Medal

AP | Posted 08.09.2012 | Sports

LONDON -- U.S. middleweight Claressa Shields won the Olympic gold medal Thursday, capping her swift rise to the top of women's boxing with a 19-12 vic...

LIVE Updates: Olympics Action Day 13

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 08.09.2012 | Sports

LONDON -- Here are five things to look out for at the London Olympics on Thursday: 1. USAIN BOLT: The Jamaican sprinter runs in the men's 200-meter...

17-Year-Old Fights For Historic Gold

AP | GREG BEACHAM | Posted 10.08.2012 | Sports

LONDON — The newest American boxing sensation is a cocky teenager with heavy hands, fleet feet and a serious mean streak. And just like Cassius...

U.S. Women's Boxers Notch Historic Wins

AP | GREG BEACHAM | Posted 10.06.2012 | Sports

LONDON — Katie Taylor stepped through the ropes and into the madness, beaming at thousands of flag-waving, face-painted Irish fans raucously cel...

10 Young Olympians In Lesser-Known Sports (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Posted 07.27.2012 | Teen

By now, you've likely heard of teen swimming phenom Missy Franklin and the all-teen women's gymnastics team. While swimming and gymnastics tend to be ...

Who's Your Olympian?

Posted 07.27.2012 | Detroit

You might know who your Tiger is, but who's your Olympian? It's a tough call, but we're here to help you pick your favorite of the gaggle of Michigan ...

London 2012: Year Of The Woman

AP | PAUL HAVEN | Posted 07.26.2012 | Sports

LONDON -- Claressa "T-Rex" Shields gives new meaning to the term girl power. The 17-year-old middleweight from Flint, Mich., is known for powerful co...

Next Stop, The 2012 Olympics -- But First, High School

The Huffington Post | Hannah Orenstein | Posted 06.01.2012 | Teen

Balancing competitive sports with schoolwork can be a difficult task for even the most organized student (particularly with such early start times in ...

Women's World Boxing Championships in Qinhuangdao: The Loss of Mr. Sai's Horse Is Not Necessarily a Bad Thing

Sarah Deming | Posted 07.21.2012 | Sports
Sarah Deming

Mr. Sai lost his horse, and everyone thought he was very unlucky. Then the horse came back, bringing with it a herd of wild horses. Now everyone thought Mr. Sai was very lucky.

Women's Boxing World Championships - Continental Quotas Make This Tournament Unfair

Sarah Deming | Posted 07.17.2012 | Sports
Sarah Deming

"It's silly to come all the way to China for a continental championship," says a friend of mine as we pore over the bracket sheets trying to figure ou...

Women's Boxing American Continental Championships -- Day 4

Sarah Deming | Posted 06.08.2012 | Sports
Sarah Deming

Before every night of boxing in the Continental Championships, a certain rousing theme has been broadcast throughout the NAV Center's auditorium. "...

Women's Boxing American Continental Championships -- Day 3

Sarah Deming | Posted 06.07.2012 | Sports
Sarah Deming

Now I know why sportswriters gloat when their favorites win. I held my head a little higher after 17 year-old Claressa Shields of Flint, Mich. thoroughly outclassed Brazil's Roseli Feitosa.