Tag Archives: Olympics

Jesse Owens saluting the American flag at the 1936 Olympic games

Jesse Owens Remembers the 1936 Berlin Games

In 1976, Jesse Owens wrote a series of Post articles about great U.S. Olympians. In this article from the January/February issue, Owens recalls a moment of true sportsmanship and unlikely friendship from his historic appearance at the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin. ... More
Olympic rings cast a shadow on the US Flag

Scandal and the Olympics

Controversy was in the air back in the 1964 Tokyo Olympics, much like it is today, with questions of national unity and political allegiances overshadowing athletics. ... More
Illustration of Jesse Owens

1936: Golden Moment of Triumph

Jesse Owens wrote a series of Post articles about great U.S. Olympians in 1976. In this article from the January/February issue, Owens recalls his own moment of triumph in 1936 Berlin and the people who inspired him to become a champion. ... More
Jesse Owens at 1936 Olympics

My Boy Jesse

From November 7, 1936, the true story of what Jesse Owens went through after the 1936 Olympics, as told by his coach. I don’t want this to sound like a personal bellyache. If I do any complaining in it, I want to complain on Jesse’s behalf, and not my own. What happened to me is […] ... More
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An Olympic Family Act

In celebration of the upcoming 2012 Olympic games, the Post caught up with members of a very impressive family who will represent the red, white, and blue in London this July. It will be nothing new to the Lopez siblings—Jean, Mark, Diana, and Steven—as at least one member of the family has been taking home […] ... More

Dara Torres: Life in the Fast Lane

It’s been a “surprising ride” for the seasoned Olympian, who at 41 is living proof that there’s no age limit on dreams. It is a balmy fall day just a few weeks post-Beijing Olympics. Inside the historic Hilton Hotel on Chicago’s Michigan Avenue, guests and fans are swirling in a frantic frenzy like worker bees […] ... More