Olympics

This week Holley is back in Columbus after a training stint at the Olympic Training Center. She talks about how she finances her training, what makes it worthwhile, and highlights a fellow lifter.
This week Holley talks about some weightlifting friends - in particular one amazing world champion who only weighs 105lbs. Weightlifting isn't only for big people and it doesn't make you manly!
Who measures out the courses at the Olympics and how do they know they're accurate? Turns out it's a giant team of researchers and some seriously high-tech equipment.
Science looks at how technology affects records and trends in Olympic sports. Sprinters keep getting better every year, which might mean even Usain Bolt won't be able to keep up!
Holley continues to train hard at the Olympic Training Center, despite the wildfires surrounding the area. Plus, this week she splurged for the first time ever and bought herself something!
Holley continues to scurry between Columbus, the Olympic Training Center, fundraisers, and work, but stopped for a moment to marvel at meeting Michael Phelps.
Drug tests are de rigueur at the Olympics, but new testosterone testing requirements for female athletes could pose problems for women with naturally high levels.
In addition to our Featured Coach interviews, we've talked to amazing athletes from a variety of sports, from UFC fighters, to yoga instructors, to bodyguards and strongmen!
This week Holley relays the results of last week's State Meet, reminisces about when she used to be able to eat pizza, and remains focused on her Olympic dream.
Altitude training has long been used by athletes, but new research examine more closely. Athletes can use this information to precisely time out their training to line up with competition day.
This week Holley is busy with work and fundraising, while tapering for a State weightlifting meet she is competing in this Saturday.
This week Holley spoke at a grade school about being an Olympian and the character traits that got her there - perseverance, discipline, and confidence. And there was some holiday fun, too!
Along with the Olympic Games in London this summer comes the Paralympics. One of the most exciting sports there is wheelchair rugby and the sport's biggest star is Ryley Batt.
As the Olympics draw closer, Holley is alternating between having happy dreams and nightmares about competition day. She shares her thoughts and also her detailed workouts for the week.
As we get closer to the summer Olympics in London, the Friday Flicks takes on the Fosbury Flop. Do you know what it is and how it originated?
In her third journal entry Olympian Holley Mangold talks about why doing Olympic Media Day in Dallas reminded her of the Hunger Games, and how she hopes to get back to normal next week.
In Holley's second journal entry she talks about the difference between training at home in Columbus and training with the other athletes at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado.