How much is an Olympic Gold Medal worth? | Strangest Moments

Let’s start with a question you’ve been dying to ask. Just how much money do these athletes make? At the top end of Olympic sports, a relatively small number of big names earn substantial amounts in endorsement and appearance contracts. Out on his own is sprint champ Usain Bolt, who earns a small fortune per…

The Race That Changed Olympic Swimming | Strangest Moments

“Faster, Higher, Stronger” – the unimpeachable motto of the Olympic Games. Yet for Lance Larson, a 20-year-old American swimmer at the 1960 Olympic Games in Rome, being fastest didn’t necessarily translate into gold. The story of why that was so remains one of the most controversial in Olympic Games history because, in 1960, for all…

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…

Ski Ballet & Rope Climbing – Forgotten Olympics Part II | Strangest Moments

(STRANGEST MOMENTS PRESENTED BY BRIDGESTONE) (FORGOTTEN OLYMPICS) The Olympic Games always features a number of sports that attract the curiosity of the casual sports fans. That’s part of the attraction, right? But as we all enjoy the delights on offer, it’s important to remember that these events are the survivors. They’ve made it through a…