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In Perfect Sync: Exploring Synchronized Swimming

Mariya Korovela and Anita Alvarez will be the only two females to represent the U.S. in Synchronized Swimming at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. Mariya represented Team USA at the London Olympic Games and hopes to better her performance with her new duet partner Anita Alverez in Rio. Recently we had the opportunity to chat […] Read Article “In Perfect Sync: Exploring Synchronized Swimming”

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Sailing through stereotypes

While women like Helena Scutt are making inroads in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics careers (STEM), they still have a long way to go to share equal representation with their male counterparts in these industries. U.S. Olympian and Athlete Career and Education (ACE) Program participant Helena Scutt believes women and girls should never give up […] Read Article “Sailing through stereotypes”

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Setting sail for Rio de Janeiro!

Briana Provancha along with her partner Annie Haeger will sail for Team USA in the Women’s 470 event at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.  The 470 has been an International Sailing Federation International Class since 1976. Briana captured her first title at the ISAF Youth World Champion in 2007.  Standing on the podium that night in […] Read Article “Setting sail for Rio de Janeiro!”

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8 Lessons Team USA Can Teach Your Team

Soon, Americans will tune into 28 sports in the Rio Summer Olympics and 23 in the Paralympic Games as Team USA takes the world by storm.   No matter the competition, individual or team, each athlete has a team of supporters. Teamwork is essential to an athlete’s quest for gold. With the Olympic Games,  just […] Read Article “8 Lessons Team USA Can Teach Your Team”

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Independence Man: Citizen, Soldier, U.S. Olympian

In February 1980, an America dispirited by the Cold War and the Iran Hostage Crisis erupted into a cathartic burst of raw patriotism. A scrappy band of American college kids had defeated the reigning Soviet hockey juggernaut in the immortal “Miracle on Ice.” Amid the spontaneous national celebration, a young Doug Sharp was watching, entranced. […] Read Article “Independence Man: Citizen, Soldier, U.S. Olympian”

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The Power of Sports in Life and Work

Sports will Keep us Together With the Rio 2016 Olympic Games before us, I’ve been daydreaming about being an elite athlete competing on the world’s largest stage. Unfortunately, I am not a world-class athlete. Still, the power of sports touches me. I love sports because they keep me connected to family and friends. Captain & […] Read Article “The Power of Sports in Life and Work”