Simone Biles should be applauded, not vilified, for stepping away from the Tokyo Olympics, citing mental health issues.
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Four-time Olympian, Ruben Gonzalez, hopes his unlikely story inspires you to go for it.
Ruben Gonzalez describes himself as having “limited athletic ability,” yet he’s a four-time Winter Olympian. He explains why he’s set his sights on a new goal — becoming the oldest Winter Olympian in history at the 2022 Games.
What happens when an athlete who is mostly non-verbal or very shy comes alive in front of the camera? Magic. Step inside the studio for a day of media training with Special Olympians, and find out how you can help their dreams come true.
Before he left Rio de Janeiro following an historic Olympics for Team USA, three-time Olympic gold medalist and seven-time NBC Olympics swimming broadcaster Rowdy Gaines checks in with Growing Bolder one final time to share his thoughts on the Games.
After the first couple days of competition in Rio, we check back in Rowdy Gaines and get his take on Michael Phelps’ continued domination, the rise of Katie Ledecky and why there’s no place for cheating and doping at the elite level.
Hunter Kemper, a four-time Olympian and one of the greatest triathletes in U.S. history, talks exclusively to Growing Bolder about his difficult decision to end his quest for his record-setting fifth Olympic games. Find out what’s next and how his family and his faith are keeping him positive about the future.
Are you looking for a fun and different new way to exercise? Former Olympian JoJo Starbuck explains why ice skating could be your perfect way to get active, even if you’ve never skated before. She describes how it offers many benefits to your body and brain, at any age.
Before founding Growing Bolder, CEO Marc Middleton covered sports for a TV station in Orlando, Florida. In 1992, he wanted to do a story on athlete Wendy Bruce during the 1992 Olympic Games. See how with no credentials and no access to her event, he got the job done.
She was disabled and in a wheelchair for 20 years. Then she got up and began to reclaim her life. Wait until you hear Eleanor Pendergraft’s incredible story of trying new things and storming back to an active life.
Jeff Farrell is the fastest 75+ swimmer who has ever lived but it’s what he did at the 1960 Olympics that is still making waves. He shares the inside story of one of the most amazing stories in Olympic history.
He’s a 20-time wrestling national champion and former Olympic athlete who has reinvented himself as a businessman, inventor and jump rope expert. See why Buddy Lee believes it’s the most efficient form of exercise that anyone from 6 to 100 can do.