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More Athletes Like Ian Thorpe Needed to Help Fight Homophobia

Steve Siebold | Posted 07.16.2014 | Gay Voices
Steve Siebold

In an ideal world, Australia's famed swimming star Ian Thorpe should be known for one thing: dominating the sport of swimming. But of course, we don't live in an ideal world, and ever since Thorpe entered the limelight more than 15 years ago, rumors about his sexuality have swirled in the media and in the public forum.

6-Time Olympic Gold Medalist Severs Spine in Accident

AP | JOHN MARSHALL | Posted 06.10.2014 | Sports

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Six-time Olympic gold medalist swimmer Amy Van Dyken severed her spinal cord in an all-terrain vehicle accident over the we...

I Shaved My Body Hair for This?

Galanty Miller | Posted 06.28.2014 | Comedy
Galanty Miller

I was a very lucky child because, growing up, we didn't have a pool in our backyard.

The One Day Of My Life I Wish I Could Relive

Naomi Rand | Posted 05.02.2014 | Fifty
Naomi Rand

My father taught me how to swim in the shallow waters of Long Island Sound. I tried to relax as he supported my seven-year old frame with two arms. At first, when he slid them away, I crumpled, going under. Eventually though, under his patient tutelage, I learned how to trust the water would buoy me.

Phelps Readying For Comeback

AP | EDDIE PELLS and PAUL NEWBERRY | Posted 01.23.2014 | Sports

Michael Phelps has rejoined the U.S. drug testing program, the strongest signal yet that he's planning a comeback for the Rio Olympics. Phelps told T...

Limitless at Any Age

Victoria Oldridge | Posted 01.23.2014 | Sports
Victoria Oldridge

Many of us have, or will, arrive at a juncture in life where we'll stop, think twice and poke a hole in a goal or dream based on our age. We'll say the five dreaded words: "I'm too old for that."

WATCH: 16-Year-Old American Obliterates 1500 World Record

AP | PAUL NEWBERRY | Posted 09.29.2013 | Sports

BARCELONA, Spain -- After swimming nearly a mile, Katie Ledecky knew it was time to get going. Did she ever....

WATCH: Missy Franklin's Incredible Practice Routine

Posted 01.14.2013 | Sports

How do you get to the Olympics? Practice. How do you score a five-medal haul -- including four gold -- and become a breakout swimming star at the ...

3 Common Beliefs That Can Prevent You From Achieving Your Health Goals

Wendy Boglioli | Posted 01.12.2013 | Fifty
Wendy Boglioli

The truth is that you don't need to have won anything to start doing something today. Define your goals, rely on a network of people to help you achieve them and turn your weaknesses into your strengths.

Aussie Olympic Swimmer Opens Up About His Sexuality

Posted 11.01.2012 | Gay Voices

Aussie Olympic swimmer Ian Thorpe hopes his revealing new autobiography will finally set the record straight about his sexuality as well as other pers...

Olympic Star Commits

AP | Posted 10.21.2012 | Sports

BERKELEY, Calif. -- Olympic star Missy Franklin has verbally committed to attend the University of California, ending the pursuit of one of the most s...

Lochte's Choice: Hollywood Or Training

AP | SANDY COHEN | Posted 10.01.2012 | Sports

LOS ANGELES -- With his camera-ready good looks, quirky catchphrases and funky fashion choices, swimmer Ryan Lochte parlayed the five medals he won at...

Matt Grevers' Head Is Swimming

By Steffie Drucker Steffie is a junior at Niles North High School. She is a student reporter for The Mash, a weekly teen publication distributed to...

Toward a New Olympic Games: Anything Goes in Rio

Dan_Weiss | Posted 10.22.2012 | Sports
Dan_Weiss

Let's stop sweating the details of who doped and who didn't. As the sun fades from the London Olympics let's look forward to an even more spectacular games in Rio.

How She Snagged A Date With An Olympian

The Huffington Post | Hannah Orenstein | Posted 08.17.2012 | Teen

When you're stuck without a date to the school dance, you might fantasize about arriving in style with an Olympian on your arm. But for 17-year-old Me...

Dreams of Gold

Katia Maldonado | Posted 10.13.2012 | Impact
Katia Maldonado

Javier, for one, only thinks about swimming. He goes to school. He is a good student in his seventh grade class. But, he can't wait to head to the pool as soon as the bell rings. His dream is to become a swimming instructor -- after winning an Olympic medal, of course.

Missy Franklin Leaning Toward College Over Cash... For Now

AP | TIM REYNOLDS | Posted 08.13.2012 | Denver

LONDON -- Missy Franklin is still leaning toward college over cash. For now, anyway. A winner of four gold medals in swimming at the London Olympics,...

Michael Phelps' New Sport

AP | DOUG FERGUSON | Posted 08.11.2012 | Sports

KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. -- Now that he's retired from swimming, Michael Phelps is ready to try a new stroke – golf. One week after ending his incom...

Best Comments Of The Week: Lochte Edition

Brittany Binowski | Posted 08.10.2012 | Women

It's hard to believe that a week and a half ago, we had no idea who Ryan Lochte was. That changed with his dramatic victory in London in the 400-me...

There Is No 'I' in Gold Medal

Lewis Krell | Posted 10.09.2012 | Comedy
Lewis Krell

I hate how individual sports become team sports in the Olympics. So, if the IOC has made it their business to turn individual sports into team sports, then I propose they should start turning team sports into individual events.

From Competitor to Spectator: A Different View of the Olympics

Garrett Weber-Gale | Posted 10.08.2012 | Sports
Garrett Weber-Gale

My Olympic experience in 2012 has been very different than that of 2008, but the greatness of the Games is no less amazing, and I'm so honored to once again be a part of the Olympic experience.

7 Things You Didn't Know About Michael Phelps' New Girlfriend

The Huffington Post | Emma Gray | Posted 08.08.2012 | Women

Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympian in the world -- and recent retiree -- is officially off the market. The Baltimore Bullet's girlfriend is M...

What Won't Michael Phelps Talk About?

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 10.07.2012 | Sports

Michael Phelps was willing to talk about a lot of subjects in one of his final media functions before he departs from London. One thing...

The Problem With Swimming

David Macaray | Posted 10.07.2012 | Sports
David Macaray

While no one can deny that Phelps is the greatest swimmer in history, it's silly to call him the "greatest Olympian." Anyone who's followed Olympic sports knows that swimming and multiple medals go together like vodka and regrets.

Cameron Van Der Burgh's Immoral Gold Medal

Rabbi Joshua Hess | Posted 10.07.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Joshua Hess

South Africa's Cameron Van Der Burgh won the gold medal in the 100M breaststroke in world record time. But his victory came under scrutiny after the Australian team accused him of making illegal "dolphin kicks."