Presents information about basketball in the Olympics, including the history of basketball, how it became an Olympic sport, and well-known players, such as the United States’ 1992 Dream Team
Presents information about the rules and types of combat sports in the Olympics, including wrestling, boxing, tae kwon do, judo, and fencing.
Presents information about gymnastics in the Olympics, including different kinds of gymnastic events, well-known gymnasts such as Gabrielle Douglas, and how gymnastics in the Olympics works today.
Presents information about swimming and diving in the Olympics including different types of swimming strokes, different diving events, and synchronized swimming.
Presents information about track and field in the Olympics including events such as relays, hurdles, pole vault, javelin throw, and shot put.
Presents information about volleyball in the Olympics including rules for playing, and overview of indoor and beach volleyball, and well-known players such as Misty May-Treanor and Kari Walsh Jennings.
Alpine skiing has been an exciting Olympic sport since 1924. Racing down snow-covered slopes at breathtaking speed requires outstanding athletic skill. Freestyle skiing combines speed, agility, and precision. This introductory guide gives an overview of all the Olympic events in both sports, along with fun facts, amazing stats, and a look at some of the most outstanding competitors.