Inspiring sports stories are about so much more than winning a game. The best sports stories highlight courage, teamwork, perseverance, and resilience. When undertaken with grace, humility, and skill, sports can be a source of uplift and joy.

Amazons in Wonder Woman

Meet the Athletes Behind the Amazons in 'Wonder Woman'

Three athletes who played Amazons in the superhero film reveal what they hope people can learn from Wonder Woman's story. 

Always #LikeAGirl commercial

The 5 Best Super Bowl Commercials

Here are five of the most memorable Super Bowl commercials throughout the years. 

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Vin Scully, longtime play-by-play announcer for the Los Angeles Dodgers

Hall of Fame Baseball Broadcaster Vin Scully Calling It a Career

Here's our tribute to Vin Scully, long-time play-by-play man for the Los Angeles Dodgers, who calls his final game on October 2, 2016.

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Travis Rudolph lunches with his new friend, Bo Paske

Florida State's Travis Rudolph Makes a New Friend

The Florida State player made an autistic student's day when he joined the boy for lunch in a middle-school cafeteria.

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fiji in rio 2016 olympics

Rio 2016: 4 Inspiring Observations at the Olympics

From Olympic firsts to marriage proposals, here are 4 inspiring observations from a Guideposts staffer at the Rio 2016 Summer Olympics.

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Gymnast Cathy Rigby

Guideposts Classics: Cathy Rigby on Overcoming Setbacks

In this story from June 1977, former Olympic gymnast Cathy Rigby shares how a lesson her mother taught her helped her deal with the vicissitudes of athletics—and of life.

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Olympic gold medal boxer Claressa Shields

Rio 2016: Boxing Star Claressa Shields Is Fighting for Her Dream

With one Olympic gold medal already under her belt, Shields is ready to make history at Rio. She shares why boxing makes her happy and how it has strengthened her faith. 

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Rio 2016: The Olympics Opening Ceremony

Rio 2016: The Olympics Opening Ceremony

When a Guideposts staffer voluteered at the Olympics, she thought her work might keep her from seeing the Opening Ceremony. Discover what she saw behind the scenes.

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Refugee Olympic Team

The Inspiring Story of the Olympic Refugee Team

For the first time in history, the Olympics will have a team of refugees. Here's their inspiring story.

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Purdue University power forward Caleb "Biggie" Swanigan

Mentor Guides Hoops Star to March Madness and Beyond

Weighing in at nearly 400 at age 13, Purdue University's Caleb Swanigan got off to a rough start, but his older brother made a call that changed his life.

Laurie Hernandez

Rio 2016: It's Teen Gymnast Laurie Hernandez's Time To Shine

The youngest member of the U.S. women's gymnastic squad talks overcoming injury and becoming a role model. 

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David Boudia Olympic Diver

Rio 2016: Olympic Diver David Boudia On What's 'Greater Than Gold'

The gold-medal athlete shares how finding faith helped him gain perspective on life and his sport. 

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Joanna Kovacs and her son, Joe, near the beach at Chula Vista, California, where Joe trained for the Olympic Trials

Rio 2016: A Mother's Pride in Her Olympian Son

Joanna Kovacs was mother, father and even coach to her shot-putting son, Joe. And now that he's made the U.S. Olympics squad, she'll be cheering him on from the stands in Rio de Janeiro.

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Brooke Sweat

Rio 2016: How Beach Volleyball Player Brooke Sweat Found Love on the Sand

The Olympian shares her dreams for Rio and how her husband introduced her to the sport. 

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