On April 28, Collins was a respected journeyman backup center. On April 29, he found stardom in the hard and brave act of becoming a hero and role model for sexual minority youth. Lighting a path for others - few stars shine brighter than that.
ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives has been busy this week clearing a space for Jason Collins in our LGBT Archival Sports collection alongside the likes of Billy Jean King, Martina Navratilova, and John Amechi, among others.
I think [my greatest accomplishment is] transcending sports, and affecting people outside of sports in a positive way, whether by leaving an oppressive country, or coming out long before it was a popular thing to do –- more than 30 years ago.
Dino Laurenzi, Jr. isn't going away quietly. He's the test collector who handled Ryan Braun's urine sample. Even though Braun got off on a "chain of command" technicality, Laurenzi says he followed protocol.
It's a well known fact that exercise is vital to our mental and physical health. This is why the meeting of the Doha Pre-forum Gathering of All Leaders in Sport is putting sports at the heart of its agenda.
On embracing older age, she emphasized, "You are 50. There is nothing you can do about it. You might as well embrace it and use of all the resources and help that you can get. Find other people who are in the same frame of mind."
I had the privilege of attending the 2011 Ellis Island Family Heritage Awards in this, a particularly special year -- the 125th anniversary of the Statue of Liberty's dedication as a gift to the people of America from France.
During the late 1930s many people were executed just because they said something wrong, including talented chess composers. After Stalin's death, they were posthumously rehabilitated, but it was too late.
One of the great things that draws us to athletics, competing or even watching, is the surprise. Nancy Lieberman, 50 years old and a New York City native, has seemingly conquered every barrier ever presented to her.