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.
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.
In 2012, London was host to the 30th Olympic Games and the 14th Paralympic Games. These are my impressions of both events and their accompanying media coverage—a potpourri of thoughts and anecdotes.
This is the story of Bob Beamon, his sensational long jump world record and my own failure to emulate him 25 years later.
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 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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.