Olympics

Athletes with medals around their necks raising their hands aloft (© Dominika Zarzycks/NurPhoto/Getty Images)

United Arab Emirates hosts the 2019 Special Olympics World Games

When athletes gathered to compete in the Special Olympics World Games, they became part of a movement that has changed ideas about who plays sports.
Woman in gym holding championship belt (© Earl Gibson III/WireImage/Getty Images)

Top female athletes: Pulling no punches and riding high

Top female athletes are making their mark in sports that were once considered just for men. Meet some of the women who have what it takes to succeed in boxing, wrestling, and more.
Woman standing with arms outstretched with snow falling around her (© Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Versatile Paralympian poised for another medal run

Born in Ukraine, Oksana Masters is a double-amputee who has become one of America’s most versatile Paralympians, winning medals in both the Winter and Summer Games.
Girl riding on another girl's back (© Jane G. Photography)

Female Olympians inspire the next generation

As the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Games come to a close, the next generation of athletes is getting started. The women of Team USA want to help lead these girls to their own future greatness.
People cheering and clapping and smiling (© Eric Gaillard/Reuters/AP)

Ivanka Trump in Pyeongchang

White House adviser Ivanka Trump found her visit to South Korea "incredibly inspiring" as she led the U.S. delegation at the closing ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics.
Group of people holding up glowing orbs (© Natacha Pisarenko/AP Images)

Pyeongchang Top Shots

ShareAmerica is featuring a photo a day from the Winter Olympics. Keep your eyes on this page as the gallery grows with the best photos from Pyeongchang.
Two skaters hugging (© Roberto Schmidt/AFP/Getty Images)

The style and drama of Olympic figure skating

Figure skating has become an iconic part of the Winter Games, with spectators fascinated by the stories behind the skaters and the drama and fashion they bring to the Olympics.
Three ice skaters (© Topical Press Agency/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Olympic figure skating: The early years

The evolution of figure skating is linked closely to the modern Olympic movement. The gravity-defying, glamour-loving athletes of today owe their sport to these pioneers on the ice.
PyeongChang 2018 Olympic gold medal (© Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)

What’s behind those shiny Olympic medals?

Olympic gold medals are among the most prestigious prizes in sports, bringing fame and fortune. But they're mostly silver, and worth just $576 in metals.