Matt Biondi

January 2, 2018 0

Between Mark Spitz and Michael Phelps there was Matt Biondi. The first to swim the 100-meter freestyle in under 49 seconds, Biondi set 12 world…

Rulon Gardner

December 6, 2017 1

Since 1908, the United States has won a dozen medals in Greco-Roman Olympic wrestling.  Rulon Gardner earned two of them. The 1980 Winter Games gave…

Ashton Eaton

November 30, 2017 0

The word decathlon is of Greek origin, from deka [ten] and athlon [feat]. The sport first appeared in its modern form at the 1912 Summer…

Adolph Kiefer

November 13, 2017 1

The greatest backstroker in history learned to swim in a drainage ditch.   Adolph Kiefer’s contributions to the sport of swimming are monumental.  He was…

Bruce Jenner

October 24, 2017 4

Bruce Jenner shattered the world record to win the decathlon gold medal at the 1976 Montreal Summer Olympics. A buff heartthrob of America’s disco era,…