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Olympic Fool's Gold And Our Own Sinister Shadow

Charles Redfern | Posted 10.02.2012 | Religion
Charles Redfern

Forgive my heretical thoughts even while I oooo and ahhhh over all the results of the hard-work, determination and dedication: Maybe the Olympic Games don't only emblemize the sea-to-shining-sea America of our dreams. Maybe they reveal our dark side as well.

Olympic Gymnast's Lucky Towel Becomes Internet Sensation, Twitterverse Star

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 08.02.2012 | Sports

American gymnast Danell Leyva overcame several stumbles on Wednesday to win the bronze medal in the men's all-around competition. But Leyva's lucky to...

Are You an Olympic Hero?

Rabbi Daniel Cohen | Posted 10.02.2012 | Healthy Living
Rabbi Daniel Cohen

Millions in the world are watching the Olympics. We are rooting for our home teams and rejoice in the heroics of the athletes. How about you? Do we embody Olympic values in our lives?

The Magnificent 7, Then And Now

BuzzFeed | Posted 08.02.2012 | Women

Everything you need to know about the legendary first American team to win the Olympic gymnastics team gold. The Magnificent Seven then:...

Dear NBC, Thanks for Ruining America

JJ Keith | Posted 10.02.2012 | Comedy
JJ Keith

You can imagine, NBC, that I've been looking forward to watching the Women's Team Finals with my own daughter for a long time. But then you ruined it, NBC. You ruined it.

Changing The Face Of U.S. Gymnastics

AP | WILL GRAVES | Posted 08.01.2012 | Latino Voices

LONDON -- John Orozco knew from an early age he never quite fit in. Not at school, where his classmates would tease the soft-spoken Orozco for his sh...

Best Male Gymnast Ever?

AP | NANCY ARMOUR | Posted 10.01.2012 | Sports

LONDON — Like pretty much everybody, Danell Leyva thinks Kohei Uchimura is the greatest male gymnast who's ever lived. For now....'s Cultural Olympics (VIDEO) | Posted 09.30.2012 | Arts

Since last week London, along with the rest of the world, has been caught up in Olympic fever. And while everyone's been keeping their eyes firmly fix...

What Was the USA's Game Plan in the Team Women's Gymnastics Competition on Sunday?

Quora | Posted 09.30.2012 | Sports

This question originally appeared on Quora. By Danielle Maurer, Anthropology Major, Olympics Junkie, & SciFi Fan How many girls can perform in eac...

Latinos Making A Presence In The 2012 Olympics

Julio Pabon | Posted 10.01.2012 | Latino Voices
Julio Pabon

I'm looking forward to continuing to watch all these Olympic Games. I'll be looking to see the many other Latinos that will be competing to prove what the census data and demographics have been showing, we are here to stay.

Athletes Share 9 Olympic-Sized Secret Regrets

Kevin A. Hansen | Posted 10.01.2012 | Sports
Kevin A. Hansen

I asked athletic fans of my project (where people anonymously confess the biggest regrets of their lives) to share the biggest regret of their athletic career -- the one regret that sidelined them and dashed their dreams of achieving athletic greatness.

56 Amusing Olympic Seconds That All Parents Need to See

Kara Powell | Posted 09.30.2012 | Parents
Kara Powell

What messages are we adults communicating to young people when we seem to live vicariously through them or when we subtly communicate that we care more about what they do than who they are?

Why The Media Loves A Crying Gymnast

Jezebel | Posted 07.31.2012 | Women

American Jordyn Wieber is gymnastics' reigning World Champion and was a favorite to take home an all-around medal during the London Olympic games — ...

Why Are Some Olympic Sports Whiter Than Others?

Keli Goff | Posted 09.30.2012 | Sports
Keli Goff

Pint-sized gymnastics powerhouse Gabby Douglas stands out for her strength, grace and show stopping routines, particularly on the uneven bars. She also stands out because of her race.

Jordyn Wieber's Coach Rips Rule

AP | WILL GRAVES | Posted 09.29.2012 | Sports

LONDON — The coach of reigning world champion Jordyn Wieber says it's an "injustice" the American won't be included in Thursday's Olympic all-ar...


AP | The Associated Press | Posted 09.27.2012 | Sports

_ American Ryan Lochte turned his much-anticipated duel with Michael Phelps into a blowout, pulling away to win the Olympic 400-meter individual medle...

U.S. Leads China, Japan In Near-Perfect Men's Gymnastics Qualifier

AP | NANCY ARMOUR | Posted 09.27.2012 | Sports

LONDON -- The Americans insisted for months they can contend for the Olympic title in men's gymnastics. Another night like this, and they won't need ...

PHOTOS: Relive The Best Olympic Scrunchie Moments

Posted 07.27.2012 | Style

Let's be honest: while beach volleyball, soccer, basketball and dressage are fun, we all watch the Summer Olympics for the gymnastics. From the nail-b...

GO FOR GOLD: Meet California's Olympic Athletes!

The Huffington Post | Eliza Fisher | Posted 07.26.2012 | Los Angeles

Go California! The 2012 Olympic Games begin with Friday's opening ceremony and saying California will be well-represented is an understatement. ...

Why Do Male Gymnasts Have Longer Careers?

Grindstone | Posted 07.22.2012 | Women

It looks like 20-year-old Shawn Johnson had the right idea: quit while you’re on top. If you saw the heartbreaking exit of last year’s all-around ...

How Many Points Would Mary Lou Retton's Perfect-10 Vaults at the 1984 Olympics Receive With the Modern Scoring System and Competitive Level?

Quora | Posted 09.08.2012 | Sports

This question originally appeared on Quora. By Jason Shen, Co-Founder of Ridejoy, Captain of 2009 NCAA Men's Gymnastics Champion Stanford team Re...

Local Gymnast Named U.S. Olympic Team As Alternate

Posted 07.03.2012 | Chicago

An Aurora woman qualified Sunday evening to attend the 2012 Olympic Games in London as one of three alternates on the U.S. women's gymnastics team. ...

nd Shannon Miller on Gymnastics, Olympic Trials and American Girls

Lois Alter Mark | Posted 08.31.2012 | Women
Lois Alter Mark

I spent the weekend at the Olympic gymnastic trials in San Jose, where I got a chance to talk to legendary gymnasts Carly Patterson and Shannon Miller.

This Olympian's Workout Routine And Go-To Snacks (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Hannah Orenstein | Posted 07.03.2012 | Teen

When you watch Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman perform, it's easy to forget that she's an 18-year-old high school student who loves hanging out with her f...

5 Teens Make Gymnastics Olympic Team (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Hannah Orenstein | Posted 07.02.2012 | Teen

16-year-old Gabby Douglas was under a lot of pressure at Sunday night's women's gymnastics Olympic Trials. She saluted the judges, and 90 seconds late...