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Jeremy Schaap, reporter and host for ESPN, talks about the American nationalism that pervades Olympic coverage in the United States.
2008 Olympic Decathlon Gold Medalist Bryan Clay tells how his sixth grade PE teacher gave him and F. The experience taught him a life lesson that he hopes to impart to other children through his foundation.
Hamish McDonald contrasts the outpouring of protest over the Beijing Olympic Games to silence in previous years - such as the 1904 games in St. Louis, Missouri - when perhaps more glaring human rights issues were largely ignored by the international community.
Hudson’s Bay Company president Liz Rodbell tells how the company's red mittens helped fund and outfit the Canadian Olympic Team.
Sports journalist Frank Deford considers the Olympics an intrinsically political event which only masquerades in the neutrality of a movement.
The Olympics have become anachronistic in this global age, Deford says, calling it "Nascar with accents."
Cyclist Sky Christopherson describes the insights gained by gathering data about the U.S. women's cycling team and finding patterns that helped to design effective training routines.
Olympic decathlon gold medalist Ashton Eaton explains why track stars - and athletes in general - continue to get bigger, faster, and stronger.
New Yorker columnist Jonah Lehrer discusses the state of America's art education. Citing Moneyball's Bill James, Lehrer argues that we have an advanced system for creating genius athletes, but America doesn't put the same focus in other areas of education.
Duke University basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski describes his experience coaching the gold medal winning USA men's national basketball team.
He explains how visiting wounded Iraq veterans helped transform a group of basketball players into a world champion team.
Andrea Hudy, strength coach at the University of Kansas, explains how the team used data tracking to monitor a NCAA basketball star's shot technique.
Dr. John Gleaves, assistant professor of kinesiology at California State University, Fullerton, discusses the impact of doping and performance enhancement on the human condition. While some argue that doping is damaging, some proponents assert that it is augmenting our ultimate human potential.