The summer #Olympics were last held in #London in 1948! Can't wait to see the city filled with athletes again. Thanks for sharing this vintage poster, @tasud!

The summer #Olympics were last held in #London in 1948! Can't wait to see the city filled with athletes again. Thanks for sharing this vintage poster, @tasud!

The science behind the Olympics.  My favorite is the story of the first double amputee to compete with able-bodied athletes.

The science behind the Olympics. My favorite is the story of the first double amputee to compete with able-bodied athletes.

Special Olympics   provides sports training and athletic competition to one million people with intellectual disabilities. Read biographies of athletes and coaches, read news articles

Special Olympics provides sports training and athletic competition to one million people with intellectual disabilities. Read biographies of athletes and coaches, read news articles

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2008 Beijing Summer Olympics - Usain Bolt's legs put on just as much of a show at the 2008 Olympics as his ego. His salute after the 4x100-metre relay is the image of his career.

The 101 Most Iconic Photographs in Sports History

2008 Beijing Summer Olympics - Usain Bolt's legs put on just as much of a show at the 2008 Olympics as his ego. His salute after the 4x100-metre relay is the image of his career.

When Olympic Athletes Act Out    Before triple-jumper Voula Papachristou even had a chance to take the field at the London Summer Olympics, she tweeted the following: “With so many Africans in Greece… At least the West Nile mosquitoes will eat home made food!!!”  The tweet set off a firestorm with many calling the tweet racist. Just days before the opening ceremonies, the Greek athlete lost the support of the Olympic crowd — and her chance to compete.

When Olympic Athletes Act Out Before triple-jumper Voula Papachristou even had a chance to take the field at the London Summer Olympics, she tweeted the following: “With so many Africans in Greece… At least the West Nile mosquitoes will eat home made food!!!” The tweet set off a firestorm with many calling the tweet racist. Just days before the opening ceremonies, the Greek athlete lost the support of the Olympic crowd — and her chance to compete.

2012 London Summer Olympics: 15 Inspiring Athletes - Business Insider

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