The Curious Case of Shizo Kanakuri’s 1912 Olympic Marathon Run

When it comes to Olympic level track and field events, history tends to only remember those who ran the fastest, jumped the farthest and pushed themselves further than their peers. Shizo Kanakuri is an apparent exception to that rule because he’s fondly remembered for having the worst official time of any Olympic marathon runner in…

10 Cool Facts About The Winter Olympics

10 Cool Facts About The Winter Olympics Games Sochi, where the 2014 Winter Olympics is hosted, is Russia’s sunshine destination. A 37-hour train ride from Moscow, it’s located in Russia’s Deep South, on the Black Sea, and boasts palm trees, pebble beaches and sulfur hot springs. Organizers are also depending on 500 snow guns and…

5 Best FIFA Players of All Time

Cristiano Ronaldo may be the highest rated player going into the 2018 FIFA World Cup And he’s definitely among some of the greats for sure but in this episode of FTD facts I’m taking a look at the overall ratings to see which FIFA World Cup player was the best in history Welcome back guys….

Winning Olympic Gold Wearing Different Sized Shoes Found in a Dumpster – The Amazing Jim Thorpe

When people make lists of the greatest athletes of the 20th century, they are populated with the usual suspects: Michael Jordan, Babe Ruth, Muhammad Ali, Serena Williams, Wayne Gretzky, Jim Brown, Pele… but there is one name that should always make the list even though many people, even the biggest sports fans, may not recognize…

How Much are Olympic Gold Medals Worth?

How Much are Olympic Gold medals Worth? As far as the value of the raw materials in them, this varies from Olympiad to Olympiad. For the recent 2012 Olympics in London, the medals were the largest of any in Summer Olympic history up to that point, weighing in at 400g for the gold medal. Of…

The Trials and Tribulations of 1904 Olympic Marathon Runners

When the United States hosted the Olympics for the first time in 1904, the games had yet to reach the high level of competition and popularity we know today. Although athletes from countries around the world were invited to participate, the games were less about the world’s best athletes competing for medals and more about…