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Purpose2Play’s Top 16 Stories Of 2016

December 31, 20160

It was another incredible year at Purpose2Play. We’re honored to be the media outlet some of the world’s most inspiring athletes choose to tell their stories to. Before we move
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U.S. Rowing Silver Medalist Gevvie Stone Moves Swiftly On Water, Up The Ranks In Medicine

September 26, 20160

  By Kim Constantinesco If you’re lucky, you may catch a glimpse of U.S. rowing silver medalist Gevvie Stone. She’s the one moving swiftly on top of the water and
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Bipolar Disorder As A Family Disease: Diving In With Former Olympic Runner Suzy Favor Hamilton

September 20, 20160

  By Kim Constantinesco No different from cancer, severe mental illness is a disease that affects the entire family. Former middle-distance runner and three-time Olympian Suzy Favor Hamilton, 48, knows
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P2P’s Five Most Read Stories: August 2016

September 3, 20160

Our top five stories from August: 5. George Garcia Jr. Will Compete In The Nautica Malibu Triathlon For The Fifth Time As An Amputee George Garcia Jr. could have quit.
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America’s Strongest Woman Sarah Robles Carries Load For Positive Body Image

August 30, 20160

Sarah Robles is the strongest woman in America. By taking bronze in the 2016 Olympics, the 28-year-old from San Diego became the first American woman to medal in weightlifting in
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Brothers Earn Gold and Silver In Men’s Triathlon

August 18, 20160

What’s the best case scenario for two siblings competing against one another in the Olympics? Coming in first and second, of course. Brothers Alistair Brownlee and Jonathan Brownlee took home
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Italian Chef Massimo Bottura Turns Wasted Olympic Village Food Into Meals For Rio’s Homeless

August 15, 20160

Sure, all those gold medal performances we’re seeing at the Olympics are powered by heart and by years of intense training. But they’re also fueled by good nutrition, and the
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Simone Biles Becomes First American Woman To Win Gold On Vault

August 14, 20160

Simone Biles is on an absolute tear. On Sunday, she became the first American woman to ever win an Olympic gold medal on vault. With the victory, she also became
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Former Gymnast, Olympic Gold Medalist Nastia Liukin Rents Out Boston Apartment For Charity

August 11, 20160

Olympic gold medalist Nastia Liukin, 26, has hung up her leotard, but she is still neck deep in Olympic spirit. The former gymnast is in Rio de Janeiro covering the
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Olympic Diver Greg Louganis Finally Gets His Own Wheaties Box

April 5, 20160

All of the great athletes, at one time or another, get to take their spot on the cover of a Wheaties box. All but four-time Olympic gold medalist diver, Greg
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New England Patriots’ Nate Ebner Eyeing Gold In Rio On U.S. Rugby Team

March 15, 20160

Nate Ebner is a safety for the New England Patriots, but he’s taking a leave of absence from the team to go and fulfill another dream. Ebner, 27, will be
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P2P’s Five Most Read Stories: February 2016

March 1, 20160

It was a short but sweet month for us when it came to the sports stories that captivate the heart and the mind. Here’s a look at our top five
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At 15, C.J. Cummings Is Hoping To Earn U.S. Men’s Weightlifting Its First Olympic Medal Since 1984

January 10, 20160

The last time the U.S. Men’s Weightlifting team won an Olympic medal was in 1984. Their last gold medal? Fifty-six years ago. This summer in Rio, their hopes ride high
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Olympic Hopeful And Filmmaker Alexi Pappas Churns Miles And Words For The Perfect Mix

December 17, 20150

  By Kim Constantinesco Alexi Pappas, 25, seems to thrive in every world she enters, even the ones she creates herself. The filmmaker, writer, actress, and Olympic hopeful from Eugene,
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Two Jobs And Training: The Life Of Olympic Hopeful Skeleton Racer Lauren Salter

August 5, 20150

  As a member of the U.S. skeleton team, Lauren Salter routinely flies down the track at 75+ MPH with her head leading the way, mere inches from the glossy
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