Michael Phelps’ medals make him the most decorated Olympic athlete of all time. Phelps has won 28 medals: 23 gold, three silver, and two bronze. After the 2012 London Olympics, the then 27-year-old U.S. swimmer retired after picking up six medals, four gold and two silver. He bid the pool adieu having won a total of 71 […]

The 2012 London Summer Olympics golden girl Gabrielle ‘Gabby’ Douglas (pictured left, below) has been tapped by talk maven extraordinaire Oprah Winfrey (pictured) to appear on her OWN network’s “Next Chapter” show. RELATED: Gabby Douglas Honored With Mural In Hometown! Douglas is the first African-American gymnast and the first woman of color in Olympic history to […]

Adding a gold medal in the 200m dash at the Olympic games Wednesday, Allyson Felix (pictured) is now the most-decorated woman in the race’s history. Here are 10 facts about the track star and her steady rise to the biggest stage in the world that you probably didn’t know. RELATED: Dawn Harper, Kellie Wells ‘Hurt’ By […]

The Olympic Games have long inspired emotional moments. When you think about the dedication, tireless hard work, and sacrifice that could culminate in a medal, the emotions that can surface for us all are truly heartfelt. We are reminded that behind the triumphs and heartaches lies a degree of athleticism that is unmatched and each […]

Coming off a gold medal victory in the 400m dash Sunday, track athlete Sanya Richards-Ross (pictured) has a great reason to forget her disappointing Beijing performance in 2008. Here NewsOne fills you in on 10 facts about the track sensation that you may not know. RELATED: Get It Sister! Sanya Richards-Ross Brings Home The Gold […]

Lolo Jones may be in the headlines for her commitment to virginity until marriage, but 100-meter hurdle star is far more than that. SEE ALSO: 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Usain Bolt Here are ten facts you may not have know about Jones and her spectacular track and field career.  Want to Keep Up […]

Jamaica’s Usain Bolt (pictured) has more than backed up his “Fastest Man In The World” moniker during competition. A world record holder in multiple sprinting events, Bolt has etched his name in the annals of sporting legends. But there’s more to him than just the incredibly gifted feet supporting his 6’5″ frame. Check out 10 […]

While most 16-year-old girls are busy making Chris Brown shrines, Olympic sensation Gabrielle Douglas (pictured) just lead the 2012 U.S. Women’s Gymnastics team to a gold medal this week.  But there’s much more to her than just shining at the Games. Here, NewsOne gives you 10 facts about “Gabby” that you probably didn’t know. RELATED: Gabrielle […]

No one outside the tiny world of women’s track and field had ever heard of Greek triple jumper Voula Papachristou (pictured) – much less her backward views on race. But with the start of the London Olympic Games just days away, Papachristou has become the unfortunate face of the games before the first competition has […]

Who is Cullen Jones? Jones is an African American swimmer who, as a member of the U.S. Olympic team, holds the world record in the 4x100m freestyle relay. Cullen helped set that record—3:12.46—at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, where he became only the second black American swimmer to win a gold medal. At the 2012 London […]

Mohamed Khawaja may be Libya‘s best hope at bringing home a medal from the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. SEE ALSO: London Mayor Bans ‘Gay Cure’ Bus Ads Even if he doesn’t succeed in winning one of those three coveted pieces of hardware, simply a strong performance from the 400 meter runner would mean so […]

LONDON — Four days of rioting last August have cast a shadow over the neighborhoods where the world’s top athletes will compete next summer at the 2012 London Games. Some Olympic events will occur just a few miles away from areas hit by Britain’s worst riots in a generation. Both London and the Olympics were […]