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.
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.
This article 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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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?
Being a part of an international event is a lifelong memory. The 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles was more special because I was allowed to participate in the Olympics—not as an athlete but as a volunteer.
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.
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.