The Olympics section gives you an insight into the Olympic sports and the Olympic spirit.
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Twenty-one cities have hosted the Winter Olympics, but many of them may soon be too warm for cold weather games.
They'll compete in 10 events over two grueling days in Rio next week. Does that make decathletes the ultimate Olympic athletes?
By John Donovan
The Olympic flame is supposed to never go out until the games have ended. But hey, accidents happen. Here's what happens after the accidents.
What other sport allows you to fly 30 feet into the air and perform a fliffis?
The cost of hosting the Olympic Games has risen astronomically, but some cities are willing to foot the bill in exchange for increased tourism and better infrastructure. But what happens when it doesn't pay off? Here are 10 cautionary tales.
Their athletic feats are the stuff of legend. Their dedication and fortitude boggle the minds of mere mortals. See the photos and learn the stories of 16 competitors who rose to the podium as they represented their countries in global competition.
Maybe you've heard about the lightning-quick South African runner Oscar Pistorius and his trusty Cheetahs. What other prosthetic innovations have struck gold at the Paralympics?
Watch the Olympics long enough, and you'll see athletes from the same countries hording all that gold, silver and bronze. But what if we looked at Olympic performance not just in terms of overall medal count?
Winning an Olympic medal is an incredibly special and rare honor, so most people never get to see them up close. But throughout the years, these coveted awards have had some really unique and diverse designs. Take a peek.
From the parade of nations to the lighting of the cauldron, the official pageantry that accompanies the Olympics is part of what makes it so much fun. To celebrate Olympic history, we’ve compiled an image gallery commemorating a few of our favorite posters over the years.
Track & field, gymnastics and soccer are all sports that make up the Olympic Games. These and other Olympic events are highlighted in this collection of photos.
Imagine sliding down an icy hill, with your face only a few inches away from the ground -- at 80 miles per hour. Learn about the intense winter Olympisc sport of skeleton, and how the competition works.
In timed Olympic events, the difference between gold and silver can come down to a fraction of a second. You won't find that kind of accuracy in your typical wristwatch. Find out about the systems (and backup systems) that keep Olympic timing honest.
The Olympics aren't too far off so get ready! This article chronicles the history of the Olympic torch reveals how it is designed to stay lit through all weather conditions and follows its path from Olympia Greece to the Olympic Games.
By Stephanie Watson