We're less than a month away from the world's best athletes gathering in Rio de Janeiro for the 2016 Summer Olympics and the Road to Rio really heated up last week with the swimming Olympic Trials. As a former competitive swimmer, I love the Olympics and watched eagerly as the hopefuls dueled in the pool for spots on Team USA.
With tens of thousands of students applying to every Ivy League college each year, getting in is about as likely as finding a golden ticket inside the wrapper of a chocolate bar.
There are many challenges and problems in the world today that can also be met with great innovation and solution through collaborative efforts for true social change.
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At age 18, competitive swimmer Mallory Weggemann encountered a life-changing challenge of waist-down paralysis caused by an epidural injection gone wrong. While this type of accident might have ended a lesser athlete's career, it was not so for Ms. Weggemann.
When I made my first Olympic team in 2012, it really was a dream come true. Since competing in London, I've been on the podium at World Championships and Commonwealth Games, I've become a Pan American champion and I'm a Canadian record holder several times over. Throughout all my successes and failures along the way, I've had an amazing team of people behind me.
The most marginalized groups across the world rely on this week to consistently reiterate that sport is so much more than kicking a ball, running a race, or scoring a basket. It is, for many Special Olympics athletes, the single opportunity to shed their labels and simply serve as a teammate, a position, an accepted part of the whole.
In reality, especially in America, public places built over the past few decades like the New Museum, LA Live, or Penn Station are mostly unpleasant places that are there to be endured rather than enjoyed.
"His life is a triumph of the human spirit, a triumph of character and determination more than of ability or talent. Told that he would never walk nor...
Perhaps the most famous of Park City's winter attractions, the Sundance Film Festival is truly an event for the ages.
The Sound Shore Stars is a weekly Special Olympics training program. Comprised of athletes ranging from ages 22-46, the Dream Team trains to be the best they can be. One of these amazing athletes is the brother of one of the student producers of this video, Sara West. Her family has been involved in the Special Olympics for over two decades!
I felt like I was daring myself to cross some arbitrary line in the sand, and once I did, there would be no turning back. Canadians' perceptions of who I was, and certainly their knowledge of my life story, would be forever altered. Even if only a few dozen people heard my story, it felt big to share personally and publicly.
The Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro are quickly approaching. Recent media coverage has fixated on global athletic governance, its impact on fairness, and the blurred lines between international politics and sports
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My son is no longer the "disabled son" taking part in sports. Sebastian is an athlete. He is part of a team of athletes, coaches and volunteers.
It is unacceptable that millions of people -- our most vulnerable citizens -- suffer from pain and debilitating illnesses that can be treated because they fall through the cracks and don't have access to basic healthcare, where they live, year-round.