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  • Strategic Rest Key to a Powerful Performance

    Strategic Rest Key to a Powerful Performance
    As anticipation for the Olympic Games in Vancouver reaches a crescendo, many assume the athletes are also in a frenzy. They picture speedskater Shani Davis or alpine skier Lindsey Vonn putting in the hardest workouts of their lives in the days leading...
  • Which Sport Fits Your Body Type?

    Which Sport Fits Your Body Type?
    As you watch the Winter Olympics, it's easy to see that no single body type represents the "ideal" athlete. Folks in ski jumping, short track speedskating and freestyle skiing tend to bulge with muscle, while those in the biathlon and Nordic combined tend...
  • How to Get Your Own Gold Medal High

    How to Get Your Own Gold Medal High
    The athletes in the Winter Olympics have repeatedly displayed athletic exhilaration that goes beyond winning. Folks who feel that intense love of exercise have "engaged the dopamine reward pathway," according to Michael Lardon, M.D., an award-winning...
  • Biological Impact of Thought on Performance

    Biological Impact of Thought on Performance
    When speedskater J.R. Celski won his first Olympic medal with a bronze in the men's 1,500-meter short track at the Vancouver Olympics, I found his success remarkable. It answered important questions I had about Celski's recovery from the bad injury he had...
  • Faster, Better, Stronger

    Faster, Better, Stronger
    I grew up during the 1950s and '60s in Madison, WI, in a family that lived and breathed sports, and I don't mean watching sports. We played sports, outdoors: hockey, cycling, tennis, hiking, golf. My grandparents lived on a lake so we were always...
  • Lake Placid is a placid place for summer weekend

     
    Here is a synopsis of my four-day vacation in Lake Placid, which I recommend as an interesting, sports-related weekend summer getaway: Poodles pooped on infield of speed skating oval where Eric Heiden starred in 1980. Toured Olympic Center hockey rinks,.....
  • Michael Phelps, Mark Spitz, Bob Costas chat

     
    Click below for a transcript of Bob Costas' joint interview with Michael Phelps and Mark Spitz last night.......
  • Shani Davis will not compete in every individual speedskating event at Olympics

     
    American speedskater Shani Davis, who is favored to win multiple gold medals at next month's Winter Olympic Games, will not be competing in all five individual events. Davis had initially planned to become the first American since Eric Heiden to......
  • Sarah D. Morris: a love affair with short-track speedskating

     
    Apolo Anton Ohno tied for the most medals won by an American Winter Olympian on Saturday. His longevity in short-track speedskating has helped give the sport added popularity around the world. Wednesday, Ohno can become the most decorated American Winter....
  • Shani Davis, unplugged, after stunning loss

     
    Shani Davis was classy in defeat, paying tribute to 1,500-meter gold medalist, Dutch speedskater Mark Tuitert. “Today, I crowned him the king of speedskating,” said Davis, who won the silver. “To me, the 1,500 is a kings race.” Davis talked......
  • Racing against history: Shani Davis vs. Eric Heiden

     
    In a theoretical head-to-head 1,500-meter speedskating competition, current world-record holder Shani Davis would beat famed 1980 Olympic gold medalist Eric Heiden by 14.4 seconds, nearly half a lap....