Did you notice that our Illinois contingent has more women than men? That’s in line with the American team, where for the first time, women are the (slight) majority, and the favorites for gold in gymnastics, soccer, and for lots of swimming events.
The New York Times has a fascinating site about American Olympians who competed in the 1948 games in London, most of whom are in their 80s and 90s. The first Olympics after WWII, London was still recovering. Their stories are amazing. Listen to each athlete tell a story, and make sure to click on the little pictures to expand them. I love seeing everyone then and now!
Interested in up-to-the minute results, athlete bios, and information about the various games? Assuming you’re not lucky enough to be in London, take a look at our “Hot Topic” about the Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games.