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?
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.
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 motto of “Faster, Higher, Stronger” has sometimes encompassed events that might surprise you.
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.
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.
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.
The story of Bob Beamon, his sensational long jump world record and my own failure to emulate him, twenty-five years later.
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.
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.
In 2012, was host to the Games of the 30th Olympiad and the Games of the 14th Paralympics. These are my impressions of the Games and the media coverage - a potpourri of thoughts and anecdotes.
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.