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The Olympics

'Do You Believe In Miracles?' U.S. Olympic Hockey's Mir...

February 22, 2021

United States Olympic Hockey players jump with jubilation after beating the Soviet Union hockey team on February 22, 1980 during the Winter Olympics. The game w...

Steve Prefontaine: A Runner's Tragedy And The '70s Jogg...

January 25, 2021

15 Sep 1972: Steve Prefontaine of the USA in action during a track and field event at Crystal Palace in London, England. Photo by Tony Duffy /Allsport Steve P...

Why did the US Boycott the 1980 Olympics?

January 20, 2021

Left: US President Jimmy Carter discusses the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, suggesting a US-led boycott of the Moscow Olympics. Right: a scene from the closing ceremony in Mos...

When The Grateful Dead Helped Lithuania Win Basketball ...

August 23, 2020

When Lithuania's men's basketball team played at the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona, they did so with help from the Grateful Dead. The relationship with the long...

Carl Lewis, The Dominant But Unloved Athlete Of The '80...

August 4, 2020

Carl Lewis holds the American flag after winning the 100m Men's final in 9:99, at the Los Angeles Olympic games, on August 04, 1984. (Photo by - / AFP) (Photo b...

1960: The First Woman To Win 3 Olympic Gold Medals Had ...

August 27, 2019

Medalists in the Ladies 200 meter final at the 1960 Rome Olympics. From left to right, Britain's Dorothy Hyman (bronze), the USA's Wilma Rudolph (gold) and Germ...

Olympian Mark Spitz: True Stories Of Munich's Gold Meda...

September 16, 2018

Mark Spitz, the United States swimming champion, swimming the butterfly stroke during a training session in 1972. (Photo by © Hulton-Deutsch Collection/CORBIS/C...

Dorothy Hamill's Hairstyle Was A Gold-Medal 'Do In '76

July 26, 2018

Dorothy Hamill wins the gold medal for the USA in the Women's Figure skating competition at the 1976 Winter Olympics in Innsbruck, Austria. (Photo by Tony Duffy/Get...

The Olympian We Knew As Bruce: Caitlyn Jenner In The '7...

January 26, 2018

Bruce Jenner Holding His Gold Medal (Original Caption) USA's Bruce Jenner, San Jose, CA., displays the gold medal he won in the Olympic decathlon here 7/30. Sou...