It’s the most wonderful time of the every-four-years: The Summer Olympic games! And we at The Daily Muse will be bringing you all kinds of great coverage. From inspiring profiles of Olympic athletes and hopefuls to Olympics-inspired health tips to updates on what you should be watching, check in often over the next few weeks to get your fill of everything Olympics.
And in the meantime, see what we’ve done so far:
For Taylor Ritzel, a member of the U.S. Women’s Eight Boat, the hardest part of the Olympics going in was the expectation of being the favorite. But she beat the pressure, and, with her team, got the gold. Read on for her inspiring story.
Wouldn’t you like to have the focus and dedication of Olympic athletes? Here are some steps you can take make use of the same tactics they do to achieve your goals.
Nina Ligon is the first female equestrian to represent an Asian country at the Games in the sport of equestrian eventing. Read on for the incredible story of Nina and her family, and how Nina made it to the London Games.
Want to watch the Olympics and work out at the same time? Try this killer interval workout that you can do at home.
We all love watching the Olympic gymnast perform their amazing feats, but did you know that you can learn some important career lessons from their journey to the gold? This former gymnast tells us what the sport taught her.
Kathryn Bertine’s journey as an Olympic hopeful began as an unusual assignment: A sports writer for ESPN, she was challenged to qualify for the Olympics—in any sport, doing whatever it took. And so began her pursuit of the Olympic dream, in women’s cycling.
The Olympics are everywhere on the internet—so we’ve made it easy for you by rounding up 12 not-to-miss articles. Read about everything from inspiring Olympic photography projects to thoughts on gender inequality in the games—and check out a great video on just how fast Usain Bolt is, too.
We know. There’s exactly one thing occupying your brain right now: The Olympics! But if you need something to do in between gymnastics and swimming, check out this infographic for some fun trivia on Olympics past and present.
Just two months ago, the Women’s Eight Boat for the Australian Rowing Team wasn’t sure whether they’d be in the Olympics or not. But they are—and they’re competing today. Read on for an inspiring interview with one of the women on the boat.
Molly Pritz was the fastest American woman to complete the NYC marathon last year, but before she could compete in the Olympic trials, she fractured her kneecap. Read on for her inspiring story, and why an injury hasn’t kept her down.
Does watching the Olympics make you feel like it’s time to get your butt into shape? If you’re not sure where to start, take this quiz to see what your Olympic viewing habits say about the best workout for you.
For Miranda Ranieri, the road to the Olympics isn’t just about winning or losing. It’s about getting her sport to be part of the Games.
While taking home the gold might not be in your future, medal-worthy health can be. Check out five important fitness lessons that we can all learn from Olympians.
Over the next several weeks, we’re giving you an inside look at the life of women with Olympic aspirations, starting with Irish cyclist Mel Spath. For anyone who’s dreamed of being an athlete (or just loves being a spectator!), it’s a series you can’t miss.
When our health columnist met Olympic runner Jeff Galloway, she didn’t get the butt-kicking she expected—instead, she learned how much she didn’t know about the sport. Read on to find out what you might have wrong about running.
In honor of the Olympics, this week’s subway reading is all about sports. Go behind the scenes into the hard life of an elite gymnast, read up on the history of Title IX, devour an epic tale of a kid who was saved by the boxing ring, and catch some quick recaps of the Games.