Lasse Viren

July 22, 2016 0

The 20th century produced several legendary Finnish middle and long distance runners.  The last of these “Flying Finns” was Lasse Viren. The nickname was first…

Tour de France

July 21, 2016 1

The Tour de France started as a publicity stunt to sell newspapers.  Today it is the most famous bicycle race in the world. The Tour…

Molina Brothers

July 20, 2016 0

Vega Alta, Puerto Rico, is nicknamed El Pueblo de los Nangotaos—Town of the Squatters—after the posture assumed by sugar cane cutters as they waited for…

Bob Ladouceour

July 19, 2016 0

Bob Ladouceur may be the greatest football coach ever to roam the sidelines—at any level. Born in Detroit, Michigan, July 3, 1954, Robert Eugene Ladouceur…

Nadia Comaneci

July 18, 2016 0

Born in Onesti, Romania—a factory town in the Carpathian Mountains—November 12, 1961, Nadia Elena Comaneci is the older of two children who lived with their…