Stories Of Americans Passionately At Play

"Sport, at its best, at its most human, is able to inspire an innocence and joy that is unique to each of us."
~ Richard Corman ~

The Athletes

Being an American athlete isn’t something defined by gender, age, or even ability. You just have to possess two specific genes—the one that makes you want to play, and the one that makes you want to compete. Even if you’re only competing against yourself. We’re all athletes, but some just seem to know that better than others. Here are their stories, with room to spare for yours.

From the IGTS Vault

An empty Maples Pavilion prior to the Men's National Volleyball Championships in 2010

Switzerland This Wasn’t

With the home-iest of home court advantages, the Stanford men’s volleyball team held the upper hand(s) in the NCAA Championship. Would it be enough? Read More »

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