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.
A member of the Olympic Pistol Team from Ohio went on to receive a death sentence. He won the Gold at the Games in Antwerpt, but became involved in an affair he could not end.
As humans we have a natural inclination to be better than others. Running is no exception to this. In this article we take a look at who are the top five fastest runners of all time...
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Olympic motto of “Faster - Higher – Stronger” is sometimes stretched to include “sports” that meet none of those challenges
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.
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 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...
During the Olympic Games, people see the fastest and strongest athletes earn gold, silver, and bronze medals. However, many don't know interesting details about the medals.