Building a New Body
At the age of 16, both of Michael Ives' arms were crushed in a workplace accident. He narrowly escaped losing both arms but still faced a future of pain and lost opportunities. Against his doctors' advice, he found a new life in the gym.
Cycling for a Cure
Ask Greg Crawford what he did on summer vacation and you'll get a terrific story about a guy who knew he couldn't help find a cure for a rare children's disease in the lab so he created a way he could help -- by putting in 8 hours a day on a bike.
"Makeup Is My Wig"
Talia Castellano in an Internet sensation and the unofficial face of childhood cancer worldwide. Will her message of hope, inspiration and possibility be enough to help save her own life and the lives of the 13,000 children diagnosed every year?
'I Have No Age'
He's one of the best barefoot water skiers in history, but Zenon Bilas wasn't sure whether he could make a comeback after more than a dozen years off the water. Come along as Growing Bolder puts the 50-year-old to the test.
Ten kids. Ten cops. One unlikely team. See what happens when at-risk teens and SWAT team members have to work side-by-side in one of Dragon Boat racing's biggest events.
Rowdy Gaines' Inside Olympics Scoop
Is Missy Franklin the new face of U.S. swimming? Why are the Olympic swimmers suddenly wearing two caps? NBC Sports commentator and Growing Bolder contributor Rowdy Gaines checks in via Skype from London to take us inside the 2012 Olympic Games.
The DeLorean's Enduring Appeal
This is the story of an iconic car, a legendary Detroit maverick and an unusual chapter of automotive history. Go back in time to find out how one special car came to symbolize a decade and inspired a new generation to find their futures in the past.
Rowdy Gaines' Olympic Picks
The Olympics are finally here! Before he left for London, Growing Bolder contributor Rowdy Gaines, who will be calling his sixth Olympics for NBC Sports, describes what it's like to have the best seat in the house for his beloved sport of swimming.
89-Year-Old Artist Stops Traffic
Harold Garde is nearly 90 years old, yet his abstract paintings are more sought after than ever. A museum is displaying his largest piece ever in a big way. See how the man and his art are stopping traffic and rewriting the rules.
A Rocker at 70: McGuinn's Big Birthday
Legendary rocker Roger McGuinn reflects on his history in music, his strong relationship with his wife and how different 70 feels than he ever imagined. Plus, he shares exclusive details about his exciting new project involving his famous friends.