Back Power Olympian John Carlos Talks Political Games At The NY Public Library

While sitting at home in Harlem, when you Google “1968 Olympics” the first suggestion returned is “1968 Olympics Black Power salute.” Continue Reading →

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Harlem Coached Ibtihaj Muhammad, U.S. Capture Bronze In Team Sabre Event

Ibtihaj MuhammadIn an earlier article Harlem World Magazine reported that Harlem’s Akhnaten Spencer-El Coaches Columbia Students And The First Muslim Woman Ibtihaj Muhammad in A Hijab Repping USA At The Olympics. Continue Reading →

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HW Pick: Ralph Lauren’s Meet Our Athlete, USA Olympian Jordan Burroughs

raplh lauren1As part of our coverage of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, the freestyle wrestler and 2012 Olympic gold medalist shares what goes through his mind on the mat, and what motivates him in his quest to become the best wrestler in the world. Continue Reading →

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Harlem’s Akhnaten Spencer-El Coaches Columbia Students And The First Muslim Woman in A Hijab Repping USA At The Olympics

harlem in rioHarlem’s Columbia  Olympic Foilist Nzingha Prescod (CC’15) and Columbia Sabre Coach and Harlem born Akhnaten Spencer-El will represent the U.S. Olympic Fencing Team.

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Harlem’s Nelson Vails, The First African-American Cyclist To Win An Olympic Medal 1960 – (Video)

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Nelson Beasley Vails, born October 13, 1960 – , retired cyclist came from Harlem bike messenger to the podium of the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles, CA.

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10 Life Lessons Everyone Can Learn from Olympic Athletes

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By Steve Siebold

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All eyes are on Rio for the next two weeks as the world’s greatest athletes compete in the 2016 Summer Games.  While it’s great to enjoy the games, there are actually some very important lessons that everyone can learn from watching Olympic athletes.    Continue Reading →

Harlem Born Olympian Akhnaten “Akhi” Spencer-El, Is Our Man In Rio

Akhi_by_MikeDoteAkhnaten “Akhi” Spencer-El, 1979 – present, Spencer El is a 2009 graduate of Semmelweis University in Budapest, Hungary where he completed his Maestro’s degree. A native of Harlem, Spencer-El started fencing at the Peter Westbrook Foundation at the age of 13. Continue Reading →

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