Slowest Swimmer In The Boat Inspires Coveted Award

Slowest swimmer Sam Land showed doubters what a real winner looks like Sam Land knew one thing. It was time to get on the boat.     This is a story that starts with a group of very dedicated triathletes in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Guess who is coming to town In 2014, the folks who run the Ironman Triathlon announced they were bringing their event to town. We’re not talking some easy peasy weekend dip your toe in the triathlon waters kind of

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The Awesome Way This Minnesota High School Football Player Earned Two Super Bowl Tickets

16-year-old Danny Lilya has wanted to be a high school football player for pretty much his whole life. Not just any high school. The one he has grown up cheering for in his hometown, The Moose Lake Rebels. Parents and teachers are all for a kid having a dream. In this case, though, There was one huge challenge– Danny was born with a broken spine and has been in a wheelchair his entire life. Don’t count this kid out. Not

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Amazing ‘When I Play’ Short Film Will Have You Shouting For Women’s Sports

I’m smiling from this love letter to women’s sports. Sports of all levels and abilities. Do you move? Do you compete? Have you ever been told you can’t because you’re a girl? I bet you’ll love this short film as much as I do. ESPN put it together in honor of Women’s History¬†Month, which happens to be now. Just in case you find yourself wanting to read the words as much as hear them, here you go: To Whom It

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Beautiful Story Behind College Football Star And Boy With Autism Bonding Over Lunch

A college football star and a boy with autism bonding over lunch. It’s now the photo that has melted hearts around the world. It happened last month¬†when Florida State football players paid a visit to Monford Middle School in Talahassee, Florida. Star wide receiver Travis Rudolph spied one kid, Bo Paske, eating lunch by himself. Travis says he thought nothing of making an offer of kindness. He simply went over to Bo to ask if he could eat lunch with

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Stolen Gold Medal Leads To Unlikely Friendship

The Olympic gold medal Joe Jacobi won at the Barcelona Olympics in kayaking has brought him a lot of joy since 1992. No wonder he was devastated when it was stolen from his car a few weeks ago. Little did Joe realize, that incident, that loss was about to bring him a wonderful gift and a friendship he never expected. Six-year-old Chloe Smith thinks the story is pretty special, too. Another fine story of friendship from CBS News’ Steve Hartman.

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Olympic Gold Medalist Simone Manuel Has The Best Nickname In Sports!

America fell in love with Olympic swimmer Simone Manuel Thursday night when she tied for the gold medal in the 100-meter freestyle. Her time of 52.70 tied her with 16-year-old Canadian Penny Oleksiak, the pair sharing a new Olympic record and both receiving a gold medal. That makes her the first African American woman to win a gold medal in an individual swimming event. She clearly was excited and overtaken with emotion as her accomplishment sunk in (no pun intended.)

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American Gold Medal Swimmer Lilly King Calls Out Drug Cheats When Olympic Officials Won’t

American Gold Medal Swimmer Lilly King is proving to be a champion in more ways than just the shiny hardware she can now wear proudly around her neck. King has been outspoken on drug cheats being allowed to compete in the Olympics. USA Today’s Christine Brennan has been doing a wonderful job of covering the controversy. She reports this particular spat centers around King and her rival, Russia’s Yulia Efimova. The Russian the 2012 bronze medalist and world champion who

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High School Cross Country Team Trains With Shelter Dogs

Talk about the best idea for a high school cross country workout ever! Students from St. Joseph’s High School in Santa Maria, CA took shelter dogs out for their morning run. The idea is the brainchild of Coach Luis Escobar. Coach Escobar explained on Facebook, “Each team member was assigned a dog and we went out for a couple miles around the shelter. I am not sure who was more excited and having the most fun…the dogs or the kids.”

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How This Teenager From A Tiny African Nation Is Swimming Through Personal Pain

Swimming events at the upcoming Rio Olympics will no doubt be some of the most popular of the entire games. USA, Russia, Poland, Australia–they all have strong contenders heading into the games. But one of the best stories might be about a teenager from the small African nation of Malawi. Save your surfing over to a geography site. It’s also home to an incredibly inspiring teenager with an electric smile. Amy Montalvo of OnePass Productions has the story of Amarra

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