Olympics

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BJJ and CrossFit should just stay away from the Olympics - for their own good. Here's why the sports wouldn't be good at the Olympics, and the Olympics wouldn't be good for them either.
Currently my training is about recovering from getting the metal bar out of my wrist. It's hard to watch other people lift when I can't. Here's some video of my one-armed snatch, though!
The war against performance-enhancing drugs is a bit like an arms race - scientists trying to stay one step ahead of each other. The newest advancement is a reliable test for HGH abuse.
Oscar Pistorius opened my eyes to the Paralympics. I was embarrassed to realize I knew little about them and was amazing at the adaptive sports and level of athleticism the competition hosts.
Holley talks in detail about her Olympic experience and what it was like to attempt her lifts with painful, torn ligaments in her wrist. Just like Holley, though, she already is aiming for 2016.
It's victory for the U.S. on the final day of the Olympics, with a final overall medal count of 104 and a gold medal count of 46! Today was a great day for men's and women's basketball and wrestling.
Americans with gold and silver in the decathlon, Jordan Burroughs wins gold in wrestling, and the U.S. women win the 4x100m relay to capture gold in the event for the first time since 1996.
Kulsoom Abdullah paved the way for Muslim women to wear traditional garb while competing in weightlifting. Now she talks about other aspects of religion and training, like fasting during Ramadan.
U.S. women win soccer gold, Claressa Shields becomes the first gold medalist in middleweight women's boxing, and nobody can keep up with Usain Bolt.
Get inside Usain Bolt's head as he explains what he's thinking during a 100m sprint. It may only take 9 seconds, but an endless stream of thoughts is going through his head.
Holley competed this past Sunday in London - she finished 10th, despite having torn ligaments in her wrist two days prior to leaving for London. Holley's now having a blast at the events!
Allyson Felix, Misty May-Treanor, and Kerry Walsh Jennings win gold. Other U.S. athletes are positioned to medal in boxing and decathlon. The U.S. officially passes China for the overall medal lead.
In her home country Kulsoom would have no access to athletic facilities. In the U.S. she was told she could not compete in her religious garb. What happens when religion and weightlifting collide?
More gymnastics medals and both the men's and women's basketball teams keep moving forward. A huge mistake in water polo is rectified by the skills of the team. Read on for the day's medal count.
U.S. women's soccer advances to the final round, Jenn Suhr wins gold in pole vault, and three women advance in the 100m hurdle competition. Read on for more Olympic updates.
Sports and literature seem to fall on different ends of the spectrum - one cerebral, the other physical. But as a spectator of all sports, I find the arc of a good game as thematic as a good book.