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Paralympic Medals Rattle So Visually Impaired Athletes Can Identify Them
"We call it, 'The sound of victory.'"
My Running Medals
Engineer by day and writer and exercise enthusiast by night
When I look at my medals I don't just see some award I picked up at the end of race. I see the story of my life. Although the medals represent the "highs" I'll always remember the "lows" in between.
The Olympics and Peri-Pathetics
Former diplomat; affiliated with Georgetown University
As we in recent days are being bombarded with Olympic images of the glorification of physically-pushed/exhausted "winners," I have a modest proposal for the next Olympics for NBC's sport broadcasts to the world.
Lolo Jones Is More Interesting Without A Medal
Creating Olympic Heroes
Olympic gold medalist and bestselling author
It was always the memory of those athletes that helped me persevere through hard times and push past insurmountable obstacles -- and believe me, there were many. And ten years later, I was walking into my own Olympic Opening Ceremonies.
The Price of Sacrifice
Author, 'Shadow Force: Private Security Contractors in Iraq'
Since advocates argue that of private contractors frequently act just as meritoriously and valorously as regular military personnel, excluding contractors from receiving medals means contractors are not seen as part of an honored class.
Colonel Khadafy Medals
Political cartoonist syndicated by the NYTimes worldwide
A Salute to the Mothers of Freedom
Best-selling author, speaker, and human relations expert.
My mother Gloria was married to a military man. She moved her family 22 times in 31 years, over three continents, through three wars.
God And Man At The Olympics
When athletes point to the sky after winning an event and give all praise to God, are they just giving credit where credit is due? Or are they confusing personal glory with what really matters?
Going for the Horizontal Gold
Ambassador to The Oh Zone
Even for the most seasoned horizontal channel surfer, this task demands Olympian endurance achieved only through years of spectator-training.
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