While mainstream media and Olympic partners were proclaiming that the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro were Zika-free, I uncovered a disturbing public health department policy, a complete lack of Zika virus screening, and an information guide (given to athletes) by one Rio Olympic team doctor which included false and misleading statements. Honestly, I doubt we will ever know the true count of Zika cases acquired at the Olympics by athletes, tourists, or others. And sadly, the CDC appears to be ignoring regions that are highly vulnerable to epidemics of Zika. Largely in part because they refuse to acknowledge proof that Culex mosquitoes are also a vector of the Zika virus.
With the excitement of the Kentucky Derby,Triple Crown and Breeder's Cup races many a young person decides that they too want the glamorous and exciting job of being a jockey, but the reality is, it requires a lot of hard work and gritty determination.
At the Socki 2014 Winter Olympics, Canada placed an impressive 3rd for the most gold medals victories (10 in total) and 2nd place for the most silver medals (10 as well). Canada brings home 25 medals this year (the 4th most medals won in the final tally)
The first Olympics marathon was held in 1896. Since then only 3 American men have ever won the marathon. Today is almost expected the one of the black men from a country such as Nambia will win because they are ultra fast. American made on the in many sports...
The most amazing run of luck and a gold medal race like you've never seen before see's a different kind of Olympic champion appear. Australia's first ever Winter Olympics gold medalist...Steven Bradbury
Every sport has its share of controversial, impossible-to-explain strange rules. Figure skating is no exception and a good example is the ban of backflips in
Within a very short time, the Paralymic Games 2012 will begin in London. It is hard to truly appreciate the courage and effort that these athletes expend in their efforts to become among the best in the world. Their sporting achievements are only part of the story. The...
There is no such thing as perfection in any sport, but this sixteen year old Virginia native came pretty close during the 2012 Olympics in London. While the press swarms around the first African American gymnast to win gold in both the all around individual and team competitions, one can't help but wonder, what is going through Gabrielle Douglas' mind?
Another four years have flown by and after the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, one of the greates sporting events is back in Europe, this time in London. It has been 60 years since London has hosted the Olympics and a lot of time and effort has gone into the preparations.
What do you know about the Olympic Games? Many know that it is coming from ancient Greece but don't know when and why it stopped, or when it started again. Many have seen this famous picture of athletes raising their fist but what did this mean? Finally, some may not know about the Munich massacre and yet, this is a part of the Olympics history we should not forget about.