On the Ice with…Tara Lipinski

In 1998, Tara Lipinski was 15 years old and won the Olympic gold medal in figure skating.  At that time she was the youngest female ever to do so.  She dazzled the world with remarkable agility and her perfection and enthusiasm of her skating.  Enjoy this close-up look at this superstar.

Olympic Dream

Doug Cannon is a video whiz, a decent hockey goalie – and overweight.  He is often the butt of his friends’ jokes, but he tries not to let it get to him.  That’s before he meets Red Roberts.  An energetic cycling enthusiast, Red encourages Doug to help out with the construction of a new bike …

The Twenty-one Mile Swim

Joey Vass wasn’t a swimmer, but since his family bought a house on the shore of a lake, he decided he’d better learn how.  Everything is going along fine until a guy on the school swimming team starts to tease him constantly. Angered by the teasing, Joey decides to become expert at a different kind …

Great Moments in the Summer Olympics

The Summer Olympics are chock full of epic athletic achievements across hundreds of disciplines, especially Track and Field, Gymnastics, and Swimming. These are the sports that gave us Jesse Owens and Carl Lewis, Wilma Rudolph and Jackie Joyner-Kersee, Olga Korbut and Mary Lou Retton—tremendous athletes whose Olympic accomplishments thrill us now just as much as …

The Olympics

The Olympic Games offer athletes something few others sporting events can: the chance to be recognized as the best in the world at a given sport. With stories of great triumphs (such as Nadia Comaneci’s amazing feat of scoring seven perfect scores in gymnastics) and losses (such as U.S. diver Greg Louganis’ shocking injury on …