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CATEGORY: Winter Olympics
The 1960 Winter Olympics: Where Underdogs Ruled
February 23, 2018

From the unlikely host city to the first 'Miracle on Ice,' these games were filled with incredible upsets and improbable firsts. Read More

How Snowboarding Became a Mainstream Olympic Event
February 14, 2018

With elements of surfing and skateboarding the sport has become one of the most popular at the Winter Olympics. Read More

The Terrorist Attack That Failed to Derail the 1988 Seoul Olympics
February 9, 2018

After North Korea’s bizarre bid to co-host the 1988 Olympics, it tried to disrupt them with a bomb. Read More

Why Are North and South Korea Divided?
February 9, 2018

Why Korea was split at the 38th parallel after World War II. Read More

The Man Who Invented Figure Skating Was Laughed Out of America
December 12, 2017

But Jackson Haines became the toast of Europe—and made the world fall in love with ice dancing. Read More

Russia Isn’t the First Country to be Banned from the Olympics
December 5, 2017

Typically the punishment has been levied on countries that start wars or violate human rights. 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