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CrossFit: Redefining Fitness Inside and Outside the Box

Nancy McGuire Choi | Posted 10.08.2012 | Impact
Nancy McGuire Choi

In almost every way, CrossFit has turned the conventional wisdom of fitness on its head. This is largely because the big picture in CrossFit is overall well-being, achieved through nutrition and fitness, coupled with a philosophy of incremental improvement and sense of community.

Soccer Inspires Refugee Youth to Reach for Gold

Charity Tooze | Posted 10.08.2012 | Impact
Charity Tooze

When Lei Htoo kicks the ball his long silky dark hair whips up into his face. Lei Htoo was resettled in El Cajon with his mother and siblings from a refugee camp on the Thai/Burma border.

Sports Can Empower Youth in Refugee Camps

Lauren West | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Lauren West

Wearing his #10 jersey, Heemo is glued to the TV screen watching the Olympics soccer matches. The refugee camp boundaries may confine him physically, but soccer lets him see beyond the end zone to his next goal.

Keeping the Goal in Sight: Sports and Corporate Social Responsibility

Caroline Avakian | Posted 10.07.2012 | Impact
Caroline Avakian

Newton Running, like serious athletes in any sport, comes with a deep understanding of what it takes to get to the finish line. There are no shortcuts or silver bullets. You need to train hard, build skills, persevere and always keep the end goal in sight.

Running for my Life: A True Story (Part III)

Lopez Lomong | Posted 10.07.2012 | Impact
Lopez Lomong

There has never been a more strategic time to join my team as we reach out to the children of South Sudan. Take this baton of responsibility and together we can break records and change lives!

My Meeting with Vin Scully: Important Lessons for Shaping a Meaningful Life

Lee Bycel | Posted 10.06.2012 | Impact
Lee Bycel

Vin Scully is much more than the one of the greatest sportscasters ever: he is an artist who has distinguished himself with his poetic use of language, his gracious and dignified demeanor and his dramatic calls of some of the greatest moments in baseball history.

Limited Sight Doesn't Impair Vision

Tasha Chambers | Posted 10.06.2012 | Impact
Tasha Chambers

I hope the world changes the way we view our limitations and how we see people with disabilities, particularly children.

Getting the Rings Moving: How Can the Olympics Inspire Physical Activity Throughout the World?

Antony Duttine | Posted 08.06.2012 | Impact
Antony Duttine

A major philosophy behind the Olympic movement is that "it is not the winning, but the taking part that counts". In sending out messages to be more physically active we do well to remember this sentiment.

What's Working For Us? Investing In Our Customers

Lanham Napier | Posted 10.03.2012 | Impact
Lanham Napier

We let customers reduce their commitments to us to right size their infrastructure with their changing business conditions. It was a tough decision, but it was a great investment in our customers. It paid off for us then -- and it continues to work in today's choppy economy.

Samsam and Mohamed Shine for Somalia

Brent Hines | Posted 10.03.2012 | Impact
Brent Hines

Samsam and Mohamed's is an Olympic story most people won't get to hear. They may not even get the chance to compete in London. But, for me, their story is the most inspiring at this summer's Olympics.

Running for My Life: A True Story

Lopez Lomong | Posted 10.03.2012 | Impact
Lopez Lomong

In the presence of others, I couldn't stand the thought of opening the contents given the devastating possibility that the information inside might be a rejection notice. You cannot imagine my heart's cry when I was told, "Congratulations, Lopez. You are going to America!"

A 'Musicianary' Witnesses Heartbreak and Healing in Haiti (SLIDESHOW)

Kristi York Wooten | Posted 10.02.2012 | Impact
Kristi York Wooten

Although Scott England spends much of his year touring the US with his band members, he travels frequently to countries Latin America and Africa, pitching in on building or medical missions and offering his talents in song with his trusty acoustic guitar.

Using Cricket to Talk About Gender Equality

Dr. Madhumita Das | Posted 10.02.2012 | Impact
Dr. Madhumita Das

Zaheer Salim Khan credits his turnaround to a program that married the sport of cricket with lessons on gender equality. Called Parivartan, which in Hindi means "transformation."

Off the Sidelines and Onto the Field: New Opportunities to Learn About Girls' Participation in Sports

Nancy McGuire Choi | Posted 10.02.2012 | Impact
Nancy McGuire Choi

With the 2012 London Olympics underway, for the first time all participating countries are fielding both female and male athletes. While this represents progress in the Olympic arena, this news prompts broader questions about girls' access to sports around the world.

Sports for All

Steve Harknett | Posted 10.01.2012 | Impact
Steve Harknett

I was with eleven people who all live with varying disabilities, and they were doing exactly what I dreamed about when I took this job one year ago: trying something new, pushing their limits, getting out of their comfort zone and eventually mastering it!

In Haiti, a Soccer Ball Stands for Hope

Jorge Laffitte | Posted 10.01.2012 | Impact
Jorge Laffitte

The universal language of soccer is spoken in the Croix des Bouquets community near Port au Prince, Haiti, home to some 70,000 people still displaced by the devastating 2010 earthquake.

25 Square: Memphis Puts Ex-Felons And Others To Work Cleaning Up Problem Properties

A C Wharton, Jr. | Posted 09.29.2012 | Impact
A C Wharton, Jr.

As crews remove abandoned tires from vacant lots or demolish dilapidated homes, residents come out of their houses to cut their own grass, sweep their own sidewalks, and trim their own hedges. 25 Square re-invigorates the pride our citizens feel for their communities.

The Future Olympians: Transforming Lives Through Sports

Kristin Lindsey | Posted 09.29.2012 | Sports
Kristin Lindsey

Having a dream to become the next Ronaldinho is important and has its benefits. However, having access to coaches, teammates and a healthy support network allows vulnerable children to have a part of their day where they can free their minds, play, and just be kids.

Soccer: An Advocacy Tool for Malians with Disabilities

Caleb Dembélé | Posted 09.29.2012 | Impact
Caleb Dembélé

By capitalizing on the universal appeal and excitement that sports can bring, people with disabilities in Mali were able to transform themselves from dependent and voiceless individuals into advocates for themselves and their communities.

'I Was Running for My Life, Now I Run for Team USA'

Lopez Lomong | Posted 09.29.2012 | Impact
Lopez Lomong

Yes, I think of winning Olympic gold, representing the USA and expressing my appreciation for all that this country has given to me in blessing upon overwhelming blessing.

Training at the Olympics

Mary Killman | Posted 09.26.2012 | Sports
Mary Killman

I want to introduce all of you to where athletes spend the second-most time of their lives, second only to their sport.

An Olympian in Our Midst

Elizabeth MacNairn | Posted 09.26.2012 | Impact
Elizabeth MacNairn

Wrapped tight in a specially made wetsuit, tested to endure the 30 F waters of the Bering Strait, Philippe will attempt the final leg of an international tour that most Olympic Swimmers wouldn't dare: crossing the four major straits of water connecting the world's continents.

Games That Will Never Make It To The Olympics

Lindsey Minerva | Posted 09.25.2012 | Impact
Lindsey Minerva

The Olympics utilize the best in facilities and technology, but many games for people in developing nations involve found objects, a heavy dose of creativity and ingenuity.

First Trip to the U.S. and Covering the AIDS March 2012 'Keep the Promise'

Sthokozo Mabaso | Posted 09.24.2012 | Impact
Sthokozo Mabaso

We all want to keep fighting to find a cure for HIV/Aids. It occurred to me that not only South Africa is facing the HIV epidemic. It was such an honor to take part in the march. As a young and HIV positive person, it gives me hope.

WATCH: Was Occupy a Failure Or a Trigger for Change?

Bill Moyers | Posted 09.24.2012 | Impact
Bill Moyers

2012-07-25-moyers.JPG Journalist Chris Hedges describes how Occupy Wall Street changed his mind about the futility of popular revolt.