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Representing one's country in the Olympics is one of the highest honors an athlete can attain. Olympians personify discipline, commitment and work ethic. Learn about the sacrifices these athletes make to get to the summit of their sport, and discover workout routines, tips and techniques they use, so you can push yourself to a world-class level.

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3 Crazy Olympic Training Methods

Women's Health recently compiled a list of the seven craziest training methods used by athletes preparing for the 2012 Summer Olympics. The list range...

Sports Psychology Techniques Of Mentally Tough Olympic Athletes

The Olympic Games give us the chance to watch the world's greatest athletes fight off anxiety and develop the focus, confidence and resiliency nee...

Follow the Top 10 Olympic Twitter Accounts

Stay in the know this season by following the top 10 Olympic Twitter accounts. @USOlympic The official Twitter account for the U.S. Olympic Comm...

5 Things You Didn't Know About Apolo Ohno

American short track speed skater Apolo Ohno has long been a household name. Even if you don't follow sports, it's hard to miss him—between his ...

STACK's Favorite Olympians: Where Are They Now?

Olympic athletes are more than elite competitors; many achieve celebrity status and become national heroes. Michael Phelps, Misty May-Treanor, Kerr...

STACK's 5 Favorite Wacky Olympic Events

At STACK, we've been glued to the tube throughout the Olympics. Like most viewers, we love the big prime-time sports like basketball, soccer, gymnasti...

Bolt vs. Gay: Superstar Sprinters Collide at London 2012

Two of the world's greatest sprinters will compete Sunday in the 100-meter finals in London. Jamaican world record holder Usain Bolt is looking to...

Banksy Welcomes the 2012 Olympics

Banksy—the London-based street artist and "documentarian," known for his wild murals and social commentary graffiti—has struck again. With the O...

Intense Preparation Powers Nathan Adrian to 100-Meter Freestyle Gold Medal

Leading up to the 2012 Olympics, Nathan Adrian planned on "going out there, swimming fast, and doing it the right way." And he did just that. ...

The Coolest Thing You'll See Today: Gold Medal Gymnast McKayla Maroney's Vault in Super Slow Motion

We wish we could provide proper instruction and key coaching points for McKayla Maroney's nearly perfectly executed, turbo-charged Amanar vault, w...

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