American Sports

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.
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.
Football player hoisting trophy in air as confetti rains down (© AP Images)

Why Americans go crazy over the Super Bowl

More than 100 million people across America are expected to watch the New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles compete in the Super Bowl. Why?
Basketball player spinning ball on her fingers (© Brett Meister/Harlem Globetrotters)

An ‘Ace’ up the sleeve of the Harlem Globetrotters [video]

The Harlem Globetrotters have wowed fans with comic basketball feats for decades. They also do a lot of good — like helping to stop bullying.
Illustration of six runners (Shutterstock)

Running in America: Popular and fun

Whether it's for health, relaxation or a cause, running is a popular activity in the United States. Learn about some running heroes.