Adam Rippon Savagely Ranks Olympic Sports | Cosmopolitan

What the [expletive] is bobsleigh? Can I say that? It’s Cosmo, right? Hey everybody! I’m Adam Rippon and I love judging people, and today I’m gonna judge Olympic sports from easy to hard. I mean this sounds difficult. This can go up at the top. Bobsleigh. OK, alpine skiing. I have to move bobsleigh down….

How Japan Changed Swimming Forever | The Olympics On The Record

In the early years of the 20th century, the United States owned Olympic swimming. Every Summer Games, the best Americans proved way too strong for their international rivals. Stars like Duke Kahanamoku and Tarzan actor Johnny Weissmuller were famous around the world. How could a smaller nation, without the tradition and the resources of the…

Triathlon Rio 2016 Olympics Men’s Highlights

Hey, what’s up, triathletes. Taren here. The Men’s Olympic Triathlon in Rio for 2016 is over. I’m going to run down who won and how the race unfolded. Stick around. To start the day, it was fortunately not a very hot race. It was 28 degrees Celsius, 82 degrees Fahrenheit for you US folks, and…

The First Ever Olympic Photo Finish | The Olympics On The Record

The average human reaction time is between two tenths and three tenths of a second. The average reaction time of an Olympic athlete is a bit quicker, not surprisingly. But the fact is that, when you’re using a stopwatch, there will always be a small but significant difference between the moment the gun goes off…

Fencing’s Never-Ending Second | Strangest Moments

Fencing is a noble pursuit. For a sport that has its roots in medieval score-settling, controversy is surprisingly rare. It has featured at every Summer Olympic Games since the birth of the modern Olympic movement in 1896. During those years, fencing has stayed largely out of the spotlight. As a minority sport where honour and…