Jesse Owens was the star athlete of the 1936 Berlin "Nazi" Olympic Games. A four-time gold medalist, he is one of the most celebrated U.S. track and field athletes in history.
Regarding some athletes' thoughtless words and deeds at the 2016 Olympics: You're at the Olympics to represent your country and display sportsmanship, not be a jerk.
Billions are spent building brand-new, state-of-the-art venues for the Olympics. But what happens after the Games leave? A sad trend these days is to simply abandon them to decay and rot.
The Olympic motto of “Faster, Higher, Stronger” has sometimes encompassed events that might surprise you. This article lists a number of strange and obscure events that used to be part of the Olympics.
At the 1912 Summer Olympic Games in Stockholm, Sweden, two Native Americans became world famous with stunning victories in track and field by taking first and second places.
A member of the 1920 U.S. Olympic Pistol Team was sentenced to death by electric chair. After winning a gold medal at the Games, he became involved in an extramarital affair he could not end.
It takes a great amount of talent and determination to earn a gold medal in your sport, and a spot in Olympic history. And that is exactly what these eight Olympic greats have done.
The 100-meter dash is one of the most popular and prestigious events in track and field. The winner of this event has traditionally been called the fastest person in the world. In this article, we'll take a look at the five fastest runners of all time.
The biggest con game of them all finds new suckers every two years. Cities are so excited to host but don't think about all of the debt they are going to incur.
This guide covers 11 amazing facts about the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, as well as everything you need to know about the Winter Olympics in general.
Wilma Rudolph suffered several childhood illnesses, including polio. She overcame all of them to win three gold medals at the Summer Olympics of 1960, earning her the title of the fastest female in the world.
This is the story of Bob Beamon, his sensational long jump world record and my own failure to emulate him 25 years later.
During the Olympic Games, people see the fastest and strongest athletes earn gold, silver, and bronze medals. But how much do you know about the medals themselves?
Murray corrected the reporter: "Venus and Serena [Williams] have won about four [gold medals] each." It's always nice to see someone remind people to check their facts.
The modern Olympic games capture the world's attention every two years. Unfortunately, tragic accidents and murder in the modern Olympic Games have taken the lives of some dedicated athletes.