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  • 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 Olympic Games Explained: A Kids' Guide

    The Olympic Games Explained: A Kids' Guide

    by Rhys Baker4

  • 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.

    Native Americans Jim Thorpe and Louis Tewanima - 1912 Olympic Champions

    Native Americans Jim Thorpe and Louis Tewanima - 1912 Olympic Champions

    by Phyllis Doyle Burns18

  • 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.

    Olympic Athletes Who Have Died  at the Olympic Games

    Olympic Athletes Who Have Died at the Olympic Games

    by Gable Rhoads8

  • 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.

    Abandoned Olympic Venues

    Abandoned Olympic Venues

    by Jason Ponic6

  • 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...

    10 Interesting Facts About The Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics

    10 Interesting Facts About The Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics

    by Susan W48

  • The Olympic motto of “Faster - Higher – Stronger” is sometimes stretched to include “sports” that meet none of those challenges

    Weird and Forgotten Olympic Sports

    Weird and Forgotten Olympic Sports

    by Rupert Taylor1

  • The biggest con game of them all finds new suckers every two years.

    The Olympic Swindle

    The Olympic Swindle

    by Rupert Taylor0

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