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The History of Gymnastics from Ancient Greece to Today

As the world watches the gymnastics events at the Tokyo Olympics, we remember the ancient Greeks, who started the history of gymnastics.

The Olympics as an Antidote to War in Ancient Greece

The Olympics was about much more than honoring Zeus or the winners of the games. It was an organized effort to help the Greeks get to know each other better, perhaps inspire them to work together at peace and...

Kyniska of Sparta, the First Female Olympian

Kyniska was a Spartan princess, she went down in history after becoming the first woman to win the Olympics of old.

What Did Ancient Greek Athletes Eat? The Diet of the Olympians

Ancient athletes accomplished many astonishing feats of sport in antiquity. But what diet fueled these ancient athletes and Olympians?

Greg Louganis: One of the Greatest Divers in History

Greg Louganis, four-time Olympic gold medalist, is thought to be one of the greatest divers in history.

Spyros Louis: The Olympics Marathon Hero Who Did it All to Impress a Girl

In the summer Olympics of 1896 in Athens Spyros Louis took advantage of the opportunity to impress his love.

History of Cheating in Olympics Goes Back to Antiquity

The history of cheating in the Olympics unfortunately goes as far back as the ancient Games. Due to human nature, the temptation to cheat and get around the rules seems to be part and parcel of these oldest of...

Only Japan Could Host the Winter Olympics by 2100

A new study suggests that only one city in Japan in the entire world will be able to host the Winter Olympics in the future. The study, which was published in Current Issues in Tourism, looked at the effect of...

Ancient Greek Sport of Boxing May be Dropped from Olympics

The ancient Greek sport of boxing may be dropped from the Olympic Games, the International Olympic Committee president, Thomas Bach, recently warned. Weightlifting and boxing are the “two problem children" of the Olympic movement” and remain at risk of being...

George Zaharias and Babe Didrikson, the First Power Couple in the World of Sports

Theodore Vetoyanis, known by his ring name of George Zaharias, was more popularly known as "The Crying Greek from Cripple Creek".