Everyone Loves an Underdog! August 11, 2016

An underdog describes someone who is not expected to win. People all have their favorite athletes competing in the Olympics, but sometimes you just ca

Age, Shm-Age! Does Age Really Mean Something? August 11, 2016

For the Olympics, you have to be at least 14 years old to compete in diving, 15 to compete in Judo, and 16 to compete in gymnastics and equestrian, bu

A Sport for the People: Badminton August 11, 2016

Most heroic stories begin with one person and a dream for making something better. In this case, it was Sebastião Dias de Oliveira’s dream of buil

What Does It Take to Host the Olympics? The Good, the Bad, the Ugly! August 11, 2016

After three failed attempts at bidding for the Olympics, Brazil finally got the answer that they wanted in 2009. The International Olympic Committee a

What Does It Take to Host the Olympics? Ten Years & Lots of Planning August 11, 2016

It takes a lot to host the Olympics, but first let’s take a look at how a city is chosen to be an Olympic host city in the first place. Well, the en

Rio Summer Olympics: There’s a First for Everything! August 10, 2016

It’s been approximately 2,700 years since the ancient Olympics started in Olympia, Greece and 120 years since the start of the modern Olympics, but