Howard Cosell

January 5, 2018 0

Howard William Cosell was once voted the most popular and most disliked sportscaster in America—in the same poll. Born Howard William Cohen in Winston-Salem, North…

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…

Eric Heiden

October 12, 2017 0

Eric Arthur Heiden is the only athlete to win five individual gold medals in a single Olympic Games. Born into an athletic family in Madison,…

Mary T. Meagher

September 13, 2017 0

Mary T. Meagher is the greatest butterfly swimmer ever. “Madame Butterfly” competed in two Olympic Games, winning three gold medals in Los Angeles in 1984…