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REVIEW: A Critical History of the Olympic Games -- Racism, Sexism, and Doping Very Much Included

The National Book Review | Posted 08.06.2016 | Books
The National Book Review

The following article first appeared in The National Book Review: The Games: A Global History of the Olympics by David Goldblatt (W.W. Norton) By ...

11 Of The Greatest Latino Athletes In Olympic History

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 08.12.2016 | Latino Voices

The Olympics have celebrated both physical ability and the strength of the human spirit for 120 years, and Latinos athletes have certainly left their ...

Top 9 Most Unusual Olympic Events Of All Time

usa | Posted 08.08.2012 | Teen

By J. Christopher Proctor, USA TODAY College Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably heard the Summer Olympics have been going ...

Vintage Photos Of The Olympics In LA

The Los Angeles Public Library | Posted 03.07.2013 | Los Angeles
The Los Angeles Public Library


Let the Games Begin! -- But Free of Myths, Ancient and Modern

Ilya Shapiro | Posted 09.25.2012 | Sports
Ilya Shapiro

Counter the conventional narrative, the symbiotic relationship between sports and society has reverted to its original, proper status under the ancient Greeks.

Hunter Stuart

WATCH: 5 Olympic Underdogs Who Have Shaken Up The Summer Games | Hunter Stuart | Posted 07.27.2012 | Sports

1. Abebe Bikila: Unknown Ethiopian Runner Wins Marathon Barefoot (Rome, 1960) Abebe Bikila, an unknown Ethiopian runner, won the marathon at the Ro...

War Minus the Shooting

David Goldblatt | Posted 09.23.2012 | Sports
David Goldblatt

When you look at the Olympics through the right lenses, you start to see army influences everywhere.

PHOTOS: 9 Inspirational Olympians You've Never Heard Of

Stephen Amidon | Posted 08.28.2012 | Books
Stephen Amidon

There is something special about an Olympian. While many athletes are treated like gods, the breed of competitors who materialize every four years occupies the upper reaches of the pantheon. There seems to be something a little more pure, a little more genuine about them.

Going for the Horizontal Gold

Patricia Draznin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Patricia Draznin

Even for the most seasoned horizontal channel surfer, this task demands Olympian endurance achieved only through years of spectator-training.