CATEGORY: Olympics
The Miracle on Ice, 35 Years Ago
February 19, 2015

Thirty-five years after the U.S. hockey team pulled off their ‘miracle’ win over the Soviet Union, learn the story behind one of the most dramatic upsets in Olympic history. Read More

8 Unusual Facts About the 1904 St. Louis Olympics
August 29, 2014

On their 110th anniversary, learn eight surprising facts about one of weirdest and wildest Summer Games in Olympic history. Read More

10 Things You May Not Know About the Winter Olympics
February 18, 2014

As the Sochi Winter Games enter their final days, explore 10 surprising facts about the Winter Olympics. Read More

The First Winter Olympics
February 6, 2014

As the XXII Winter Olympics open in Sochi, Russia, look back at the humble origins of the Winter Games 90 years ago. Read More

10 Things You May Not Know About Jesse Owens
September 12, 2013

On the anniversary of the birth of Jesse Owens, learn 10 surprising facts about the Olympic track and field champion. Read More

5 Myths About the Ancient Olympics
August 10, 2012

Although shrouded in myth, the ancient Olympics were surprisingly similar to the modern Olympic Games. Read More

5 Sports That Haven’t Made It Into the Olympics (Yet)
August 7, 2012

They may have tons of fans and participants around the world, but these sports still aren’t part of the ultimate international competition. Read More

Shortcuts to the Gold: 9 Cheaters in Olympic History
July 31, 2012

Although Olympians pledge to celebrate “the true spirit of sportsmanship,” explore nine instances when athletes tried to deceive their way to the top. Read More

10 Things You Didn’t Know About the Summer Olympics
July 27, 2012

As athletes from 205 countries gather for the opening ceremonies of the 2012 London Games, explore 10 surprising facts about the Summer Olympics. Read More

5 Strange Olympic Sports You Won’t See at the 2012 London Games
July 25, 2012

As the 2012 Summer Olympic Games get underway in London, explore five bizarre Olympic sports that haven’t been seen since the early 20th century. Read More