Billions are spend 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 Winter Olympics in Sochi this 2014 has finally arrived! This guide will cover 10 amazing facts about the Winter Olympics and everything you need to know about the Winter Olympics as well as some cool facts and figures...
During the Olympic Games, people see the fastest and strongest athletes earn gold, silver, and bronze medals. However, many don't know interesting details about the medals.
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 story of Bob Beamon, his sensational long jump world record and my own failure to emulate him, twenty-five years later.
When Thorpe and Tewanima returned home they were given a fantastic reception by the citizens of Carlisle. There was a parade in their honor where they were welcomed by their fellow students, a public meeting was held with addresses delivered by prominent people of Carlisle, athletic games, a huge dinner given by the Elks Club, fireworks at the school and another reception at the school's gymnasium where about one thousand people came to see the Athlete of the Century.
The Olympic motto of “Faster - Higher – Stronger” is sometimes stretched to include “sports” that meet none of those challenges
Take a look at some of the history and trivia associated with the Olympic Games. Learn when the first Olympics was held (Ancient, Wenlock and Modern), what the medals are made of and the most successful athletes and countries in Olympics history...and much more!
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.
Wilma Rudolph suffered childhood illnesses including polio. She overcame all of them to win gold medals at the summer Olympics. Wilma Rudolph held the title of the fastest female in the world.
Meet the five athletes who comprise the 2016 USA Women's Olympics Gymnastics Team -- read interesting personal information on each woman, such as athletic expertise, hometown, age, height and more.