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Archery

Archery

Archery is one of the oldest arts still practiced today. Although its history probably dates back much further, the ancient…

Athletics

Athletics

Athletics has been a part of Olympic competition since the first ancient Olympic Games were held in Olympia, Greece in…

Biathlon

Biathlon

The word biathlon is of Greek origin and means “two tests”. In this case, the two tests are skiing and shooting. The sport has its roots in snow-covered Scandinavia where an important survival skill was the ability to hunt on skis with a rifle slung over the shoulder.

Bobsleigh

Bobsleigh

Bobsleigh was born in the late 19th century when the Swiss attached a steering mechanism to a toboggan. Today’s sleds are built to be fast and aerodynamic with a rounded fiberglass nose and four highly polished steel runners.

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