COVID-19 arose during an Olympic year. This left gymnasts like Sunisa Lee and Simone Biles with nothing to show after years of preparation.
One of the great Olympic stories involves Kerri Strug, the gymnast who captured the country’s hearts at the 1996 Olympics.
Boxer Roy Jones Jr. represented the U.S. at the 1988 Olympics Games. He expected to win gold but got cheated in a horrible way.
In the 1988 Olympics, Ben Johnson beat Carl Lewis in the 100m final. The moment was a shocking upset. Then things spun out of control.
Paralympian Rudy Garcia-Tolson struggled to find a place to train during COVID-19. He found help at the home of actor David Duchovny.
United States men’s basketball players boycotted the medal ceremony at the 1972 Munich Olympics. They have repeated turned down the silver medal over the years.
Katie Ledecky recently impressed fans with an Instagram video of her swimming the length of a pool with a glass of milk balanced on her head.
Katie Ledecky entered the Olympics as a student-athlete, which meant she couldn’t have any endorsement deals. Why did she choose Stanford?
A member of the “Fierce Five,” the beloved U.S. gymnastics team at the London Olympics, McKayla Maroney will go down in history.
Gymnastics, in particular, tends to create stars during the Olympics. In 2012, one athlete to emerge as a fan-favorite was Jordyn Wieber.
Katie Ledecky wanted to add to her medal count this summer. But that will have to wait until the 2021 Summer Olympics in Tokyo to next year.
Detroit Pistons legend Isiah Thomas surpisingly never played in the Olympics. A boycott involving the Cold War played a major reason why.
Oscar Pistorius was a worldwide sensation in 2012 when he became the first amputee runner to compete at the Olympics. Six months later, he shot and killed his girlfriend. Where is Oscar Pistorius today?
Few people think of Olympic rowers Steve Redgrave and Matthew Pinsent when they consider the greatest duos in sports history.
Eddy Alvarez has made the transition from Olympic medalist in the 2014 Sochi Games to MLB infielder with the Miami Marlins.
Richard Jewell did the right thing as a security guard at the 1996 Olympics 24 years ago. He was crucified for it and it may have killed him.
He never medaled at the Olympics, but Alex Pullin’s impact on snowboarding can’t go unnoticed. Sadly, he died in a spearfishing accident.
The 2004 U.S. Men’s Olympic Basketball team displayed a disappointing performance at the 2004 Olympics finishing with a bronze medal.
Ekaterina Alexandrovskaya, a two-time Australian national champion skater, tragically died at the age of 20. Here are the details.
Pat O’Brien was on top of the world as a sportscaster and he was at rock bottom as an alcoholic. He’s hoping to stay on the road to recovery.
Stephon Marbury was chosen for one of the worst USA basketball teams ever put together, the 2004 Olympic team.
In 1972, a terrorist group stormed the Olympic village in Munich, Germany and eventually killed 11 innocent athletes in the Munich Massacre.
Gail Devers accomplished a lot throughout her career. She almost walked away from the sport after a disease she was diagnosed with.
Florence Griffith-Joyner won three gold medals at the 1988 Olympics in Seoul, captivating track and field fans.
Six-time Olympic champion Ryan Lochte is the subject of an upcoming documentary in which he talks about an infamous incident at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games.
Alex Zanardi, a former Formula One racer and Paralympic athlete, recently suffered a devastating crash that’s left him in a coma.
American volleyball star Flo Hyman’s death in 1986 at the age of 31 was attributed to Marfan syndrome.
For an athlete who only competed in the Olympics once and finished out of the money, Steve Prefontaine made a lasting impact on track and field and changed amateur sports in this country. Generations of young distance runners were trained to emulate Prefontaine, but it took decades for worthy successors to emerge. The story of …
Marion Jones was on top of the world after winning three gold medals at the 2000 Summer Olympics. A few years later she was in prison. Where is Marion Jones today?
Carl Lewis is known both for nine Olympic gold medals and butchering the national anthem before an NBA game.
WWE Hall of Famer Mark Henry once met Michael Jordan in Barcelona when both were competing in the 1992 Olympics and things nearly got ugly.
USA Olympic Wrestler Ellis Coleman bought a pet flying squirrel because of his nickname that he was given by his peers.
Tommie Smith and John Carlos staged a protest in the Olympics nearly half a century before Colin Kaepernick began kneeling at NFL games.
Heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali and comedian Billy Crystal were longtime friends.
The 2000 USA men’s basketball team, led by Kevin Garnett, Ray Allen, and Jason Kidd, didn’t have a whole lot of challenges en route to capturing its Olympic gold medal in Sydney, Australia. Since the challenges were rare, they decided to make their own. In their first game against China, and their 7-foot-6 star Yao …
Tim Montgomery once was considered the world’s fastest man in 2002 and broke the world record but that was all taken away from him.
“My emotions are all over the place,” Michael Phelps says of the pandemic’s effect on his mental health.
A look back on the career of Usain Bolt, how much money he earned off the track, and where the eight-time Olympic gold medalist is today.
It was already a given by the 1992 Olympics that Michael Jordan was the best basketball player in the world. Magic Johnson says Jordan confirmed it in a scrimmage.
A look back at how the Yugoslavian national team, which featured Toni Kukoc and three other future NBA stars, led to the creation of the Dream Team.
A look back on how Michael Jordan was not the best player on the 1992 Dream Team that won the gold medal at the Barcelona Olympics.
A look back on the career of 23-time Olympic gold-medal swimmer Michael Phelps, his net worth, and where he is today.
In an interview with Sportscasting, three-time gold-medal swimmer Ryan Murphy discusses how the cancellation of the Tokyo Olympics has impacted his schedule and how he’s using the downtime to his advantage
Legendary sports broadcaster Bob Costas made a lot of money calling games ever since his high school coach told him he couldn’t hit his weight.
The 1992 Dream Team dominated during the Olympics. But before they went to Barcelona they played a college team and lost.
Simone Biles is one of the most decorated Olympic athletes in United States history. But fans might not see her compete again.
This is not the first time the Olympics have been altered by major world events. They’ve been canceled or postponed three times before.
Leon Spinks held the heavyweight boxing championship for seven months after beating Muhammad Ali but never again had meaningful success.
Soccer star Mia Hamm won two World Cups and two Olympic golds with the United States Women’s National Team.
Dusty Bakerof the retired MLB player and current Houston Astros manager.