Being a part of an international event is a lifelong memory. The 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles were more special because I was allowed to participate in the Olympics - not as an athlete but as a volunteer. The crowds, excitement, security and organization were a special blend of excitement. The most financially successful Olympics in modern history, it was well organized - even if the Eastern Block countries were painfully missing.
Meet the five athletes, as well as the three alternates, 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.
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.
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.
The Olympic motto of “Faster, Higher, Stronger” has sometimes encompassed events that might surprise you.
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.
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?
Traces the history of the Olympic Games from its first recorded beginnings in 776 BC through to the present day, and briefly examines some of its more controversial moments.
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.
The story of Bob Beamon, his sensational long jump world record and my own failure to emulate him, 25 years later.
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.
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!
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.