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London Summer Olympics

Olympians: Higher, Faster, Stronger

Jay Tavare | Posted 11.18.2012 | Sports
Jay Tavare

Above all the glory and the unfulfilled dreams, is the higher purpose of the Olympic Games. For 17 days, the world's nations put away their differences and political and religious issues in order to meet in an arena of competition where winning is not the only goal.

Train Like A Gymnast

Stacy Berman | Posted 10.14.2012 | Healthy Living
Stacy Berman

To be a great gymnast you must be superhumanly strong and have great balance, and yet also display such delicacy of movement that Mikhail Baryshnikov would be impressed.

Divisive Piety at the Olympics?

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 10.10.2012 | Sports
David Katz, M.D.

When American athletes -- and if not exclusively, it does seem to be at least particularly American athletes -- are interviewed after a winning performance, they tend to accredit the victory to God first and foremost. God comes in ahead of spouses, parents, and even coaches.

The British Empire, the Olympic Games and the Power of Sport

Michael Benson | Posted 10.09.2012 | Sports
Michael Benson

London is a city of monuments. This is especially evident as images of this remarkable city and its Olympic venues are beamed to billions of people around the globe during this unparalleled sporting event.

Inspired By The Fierce 5? How To Train Like An Olympic Gymnast

Ben Greenfield | Posted 10.09.2012 | Healthy Living
Ben Greenfield

Ever wonder how Olympic gymnasts achieve that ultimate combination of lean muscle, incredible flexibility, and impressive bodyweight-to-strength ratio?

Olympics Photo Caption Contest: Gabby Gets The Gold (PHOTO)

Posted 08.03.2012 | Sports

U.S. gymnast Gabby Douglas acknowledges the crowd after receiving her gold medal, as Russian gymnast and bronze medallist Aliya Mustafina stands besid...

The Olympics' Mixed Messaging on Health

Susan Blumenthal, M.D. | Posted 08.01.2012 | Healthy Living
Susan Blumenthal, M.D.

Advertising of unhealthy foods using the image of the Olympic Games pairs poor nutrition with an active lifestyle in the eyes of the consumer. For today's youth, this is a misleading message that the international community can ill-afford to convey.

Olympics Photo Caption Contest: Water Polo Match

Posted 07.31.2012 | Sports

Peter Biros of Hungary defends against Montenegro's Mladan Janovic during a preliminary men's water polo match at the 2012 Summer Olympics on Tuesday ...

South Korea Files Protest Over Star Swimmer's Disqualification

AP | ANDREW DAMPF | Posted 07.28.2012 | Sports

LONDON -- South Korea filed a protest over defending champion Park Tae-hwan's disqualification in the 400-meter freestyle event Saturday on the openin...

Is This The Biggest Musical Instrument You've Ever Seen?

The Huffington Post | Michelle Manetti | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home

Happy Summer Olympics! Over the last couple of months we have seen images of the many structures built for the Olympics in London. (Of course, sinc...

Dr. JoAnn's Olympic Lessons For Life: Creating Your Inner Fire

Dr. JoAnn Dahlkoetter | Posted 09.25.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. JoAnn Dahlkoetter

What are the key characteristics of well-motivated Olympic athletes? And how do we achieve them? Through my extensive work with numerous Olympians over several years, I have developed a constellation of traits that defines the champion's mentality.

VOTE: The Most Unforgettable Olympics Moments Ever

Posted 07.20.2012 | Sports

“The most important thing in the Olympic Games is not winning but taking part; the essential thing in life is not conquering but fighting well.” -...

Are You Offended By This Olympic Symbol?

The Huffington Post | Michelle Manetti | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home

With the London Summer Olympics just two weeks away, we thought it only appropriate to highlight a controversial structure that was built in honor of ...

Olympic Excitement

Emily Booker | Posted 09.02.2012 | College
Emily Booker

About 270,000 students travel each year to study abroad -- a number that has almost tripled in the past two decades. I'm one of the lucky mass making the exodus to the United Kingdom this summer and just in time for the London Olympics.

Phelps Drops Bid For Another Eight Olympic Gold Medals

AP | BETH HARRIS | Posted 09.01.2012 | Sports

OMAHA, Neb. (Associated Press) — Eight was enough for Michael Phelps in Beijing. The world's greatest swimmer dropped one of his eight Olympic ev...

U.S. Gymnast's Olympic Bid Ends With Fall

AP | WILL GRAVES | Posted 07.02.2012 | Sports

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Nastia Liukin laid face-first on the mat, her hopes of making a second Olympic team officially gone, and she knew it. For a split...

Hugging It Out: World Hug Record Broken In London

ITN Productions | Andy Campbell | Posted 01.23.2012 | Weird News

Four couples in London spent more than 24 hours hugging it out last week, effectively - and lovingly - seizing the Guinness World Record for longest m...

London Visitors To 'Walk On Water'

AP | By RAPHAEL G. SATTER | Posted 07.13.2011 | World

LONDON -- A Singapore investment company will build a 60 million-pound ($97 million), kilometer-long (half-mile) walkway on the River Thames in time f...