American sports

Two men shaking hands on baseball field (© Charles Krupa/AP Images)

A baseball first: What’s historic about the 2018 World Series?

Every fall since 1903 the World Series is played to determine baseball's champion team. This year for the first time both managers are from minority groups.
Runners racing on a track (© Damian Dovarganes/AP Images)

Smithsonian honors Special Olympics athletes and history

A new museum exhibition traces the roots of the Special Olympics organization, focusing on founder Eunice Kennedy Shriver and four accomplished Special Olympians.
Shaquem Griffin running with football (© Darron Cummings/AP Images)

One-handed star tackles the National Football League

Linebacker Shaquem Griffin has inspired a fan base that is growing to include far greater numbers than that of a typical draftee just out of college.
Smiling woman racing in lightweight wheelchair on a track (© Hannah Peters/Getty Images)

Scoring gains for disability rights on and off the track

The experiences of two women Paralympians show how competitive sports can open up opportunities and change the lives of people with disabilities.
Basketball players jumping on court in celebration (© David J. Phillip/AP Images)

March Madness explained

If you come to study in the U.S., you’ll find that this is the time of year when college students and other Americans become obsessed with March Madness.
Chloe Kim in air on snowboard, with blue sky and mountains in background (Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)

Here’s a free 2018 Winter Olympics poster of Chloe Kim

Meet one of America's Winter Olympics medal hopefuls: Chloe Kim, who can perform some of snowboarding’s most challenging stunts.
Vice President and Mrs. Pence applauding at the Olympics (© AP Images)

Pence attends dazzling Olympic ceremony

The Winter Olympics began with a panoply of fireworks, music, dance and lights in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Vice President Pence led the U.S. delegation.
Snowboarder flying in air (© Getty Images)

Snowboard phenom Chloe Kim ready for Winter Games in South Korea...

Seventeen-year-old American snowboarder Chloe Kim is ready to wow the world in the halfpipe event at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.
Skier flying through air (© AP Images)

How a U.S. ski jumper prepped for Winter Olympics in summer

Winter Olympics athletes have to be creative to train during months with no snow. Learn how a U.S. ski jumper keeps fit and improves even when it's hot out.