The idea that the athletic contests – held in honour of the Greek god Zeus for over a thousand years – were shut down by a puritanical Christian emperor makes for a good story. But is it true?
There's a norovirus outbreak at the Winter Olympics. Here's what that means – and why it's so hard to stop.
A lack of federal funding for their training, travel or living expenses leaves many elite American athletes juggling day jobs and scrambling to pay their bills.
Why can an athlete dominate their sport, but fail to perform when it counts most at the Olympic Games? A number of factors the viewing audience can't see can explain poor performances.
No longer in fanciful coats or button-down shirts with neckties, Olympians compete in uniforms specially designed and engineered for maximum performance.
What's in a name? Chamonix-Mont-Blanc was quick to harness the first Winter Olympics for its economic potential.
It would seem obvious athletes are the most important part of the Olympics. But competing issues, from sponsorship rules to politics, means the rights of athletes aren't always the top priority.
Wearables help regular people track their activity, but sophisticated technology can give deeper insights to elite athletes.
While Harley Windsor’s selection deserves celebration, it’s surprising that it has taken until now for an Indigenous Australian to compete at a Winter Olympics.
Failure is something all athletes need to deal with, especially when competing on the world stage that is the Olympics. Learning self-compassion can help athletes rebound from setbacks.
Highly engineered composite materials let skis ride smoothly, carve neatly and turn quickly – for top athletes and regular consumers alike.
The mountainous Gangwon province, home of the 2018 Olympics, boasts some unique fare. A Korean professor describes her favorite dishes, from Korean surf and turf to tofu as soft as ice cream.
Olympics have often provided the impetus for large-scale broadcasting innovations, such as when TV was introduced in Australia to broadcast the 1956 Games.
As the Olympics head to the Far East this month, two radically different approaches to training and treating athletes will be on display.
The long winter Olympic journey from Chamonix in 1924 to PyeongChang in 2018.
The Olympic Games are an ideal venue to showcase new ideas to world. In a world where reducing carbon emissions is a priority, could the Olympics be doing more?
As the Olympics get underway, what would the man who founded the modern Olympic movement think? Pierre de Coubertin's vision of the Olympics as a tool of peace and faith in youth still resonates.
CBC and NBC's theme music that fills our ears before and after commercials and quietly accompanies intimate athlete profiles can actually have an impact on the way we view sports.
The joint South Korean-North Korean women's Olympic hockey team has angered fans of the game and raised concerns about athlete morale. But the media spotlight is actually good for the game.
History shows Olympic Games have only very limited ability to promote peace between warring nations.