Olympics

  • The Grind: Snowboarder Kelly Clark On Prepping For The Olympics

    The Grind: Snowboarder Kelly Clark On Prepping For The Olympics

    Clark says she needs to 'protect' her environment to perform well

    The most accomplished athlete in both men's and women's snowboarding history talks about how she's prepping for the Sochi Games. Continue Reading

  • 3 Ways You Can Succeed By Thinking Like An Olympic Athlete

    3 Ways You Can Succeed By Thinking Like An Olympic Athlete

    By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter Some of the most phenomenal young people were in London recently. They are superior athletes who have been laser focused on their sport, some since they were barely old enough to walk. While they have all truly earned a gold medal for the discipline necessary to take this world... Continue Reading

  • Life Lesson: Don't Complain About Your (Famous) Co-Worker On Live TV

    Life Lesson: Don't Complain About Your (Famous) Co-Worker On Live TV

    Ranting about a co-worker should be done with care, especially when you're a broadcaster, and your co-worker is a much more famous broadcaster, and you're live on TV. But a sportscaster for an NBC affiliate in Jacksonville, Fla., Dan Hicken, turned one of those funny jibes -- the types anchors throw at... Continue Reading

  • Career Lessons From Olympic Athletes

    Career Lessons From Olympic Athletes

    By Heather Huhman With the 2012 Summer Olympics in full swing, we're fascinated by stories of individuals who have the vigor and dedication to truly excel at their passions worldwide. It's a likely story for Olympic athletes, but what about us common folk who are working to excel at our decidedly less flashy... Continue Reading

  • L.A. Workers Told To Stop Watching Olympics Online

    L.A. Workers Told To Stop Watching Olympics Online

    LOS ANGELES -- The top technology officer for Los Angeles is pleading with city workers to stop watching the Olympics online at work, saying it could cause a municipal computer meltdown. Continue Reading

  • How To Be An Olympic Athlete At Work

    How To Be An Olympic Athlete At Work

    By Vickie Elmer The Summer Olympics, with opening ceremonies July 27 in London, bring us critical lessons on how to prepare for success. Many of the swimmers, tennis players and other athletes will have spent countless hours, days and years in training and preparation for a competition that will be over in... Continue Reading

  • NBA Official Sues, Alleging Sex Discrimination

    NBA Official Sues, Alleging Sex Discrimination

    By Deepti Hajela NEW YORK - A woman who works as an NBA security official has filed an employment discrimination lawsuit saying she was removed from an assignment to the 2012 Summer Games in London after she spurned an advance from Connecticut and women's national coach Geno Auriemma. Continue Reading

  • America's Skilled Workers Against The World

    America's Skilled Workers Against The World

    This week, 17 young American men and women will battle it out under 150,000 watchful eyes in a Thames waterfront conference center in London. It's the Olympics of skilled labor, and the U.S. team will competitively plumb, lay brick, make cabinets, wait tables, style hair, and repair cars against 55 other... Continue Reading

  • Olympic Lessons: Maximize Your Performance Within the Rules

    Olympic Lessons: Maximize Your Performance Within the Rules

    Defending Olympic men's figure skating champion Russian Evgeni Plushenko was obviously bitter about losing the gold in Vancouver to American Evan Lysacek, despite completing a quad jump, which Lycecek did not even attempt. "If [the] Olympic champion doesn't know how to jump a quad, it isn't men's figure... Continue Reading

  • Olympic Lessons: Are You Better Now than You Were Four Years Ago?

    Olympic Lessons: Are You Better Now than You Were Four Years Ago?

    Before Olympian Shaun White took to the slopes in 2010 men's halfpipe, an NBC correspondent asked how he thought his gold medal performance four years ago in Turin would stand up to the competition today. White acknowledged that given how much other snowboarders have worked to raise their games, it might only be... Continue Reading

  • No Shortage of Gold for Silver Medalist Dale Begg-Smith

    No Shortage of Gold for Silver Medalist Dale Begg-Smith

    Mogul skier Dale Begg-Smith didn't match the gold medal he won in Turin in 2006, but instead won a silver medal at the Vancouver games. Yet Begg-Smith still has the gold, and all of it is sitting in his bank account, because he was smart enough to think about how he would provide for himself well after his... Continue Reading

  • Should Career Management be an Olympic Sport?

    Should Career Management be an Olympic Sport?

    The Winter Olympics have finally arrived! The years of dreaming of a gold medal can become a reality. As I hear the stories of the athletes, I am always amazed at the amount of dedication they have given to their sport. All in hopes of the highest recognition and a moment of glory that they'll keep in the hearts... Continue Reading