Experience The Excitement Of The Olympics By Visiting The U.S. Olympic Museum In Colorado
If you love the glitz, athleticism, and showmanship of the Olympics, two years can seem like forever to wait. Fortunately for those of us in Colorado, we are not only a hop, skip, and a jump away from the world-famous Olympic Training Center, but also the new U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum. The Olympic Museum in Colorado is now open, and this state-of-the-art facility is a celebration of Olympians from the U.S. Let’s peruse this incredible place:
Wow – the Olympic Museum in Colorado really is Olympics level. Did you know about this amazing new museum in Colorado? Which of the exhibits are you most looking forward to exploring? Do you know someone who would love this museum that honors U.S. Olympians? Let them know about the Olympic Museum in Colorado by tagging them in the comments below!
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Know of any fun Olympics trivia?
Here's some fun facts about the Olympics for your next trivia night: Athens, Greece hosted the first modern Olympics. The Olympics have been hosted by 19 different countries since 1896. The Olympic rings represent solidarity and unity among the continents of Africa, North America, South America, Asia, Oceania, and Europe. Gold, silver, and bronze medals were not awarded to Olympians until 1904. During the ancient Olympics, winners were awarded with an olive wreath. And the United States has won more than 2,800 medals. Not counting the 2021 games, no other country has won more than 1,000. Finally, here's a random bit of Olympics trivia that's specific to The Centennial State: Colorado is the only U.S. state to have ever turned down hosting the Olympics. The 1976 Olympics were supposed to be held in Denver, but the city turned it down at the last minute because of the high cost and predicted pollution. This is one of the facts about Colorado that's often talked about each year when the Olympics rolls around again. Crazy, right?
Who are some famous Olympians from the U.S.?
Since the modern Olympics began in 1896, the U.S. has seen countless athletes stand at the podium, earning our country recognition and acclaim all around the world. Carl Lewis, Mark Spitz, Jackie Joyner-Kersee, Misty May-Treanor, Kerri Walsh, Natalie Coughlin, Mary Lou Retton, Michael Johnson, Simone Biles, Shawm Johnson... these are just some of the many, many famous Olympians from the U.S. But in terms of the most famous, that honor goes to U.S. Olympics Swimmer Michael Phelps, whose eight gold medals at the 2008 Beijing Games was truly one for the history books.
What are the most popular sports in the Winter Olympics?
This should come as no surprise, but the most popular event of the Winter Olympics -- by far -- is figure skating, with almost three times as many viewers as the second most popular sport, ice hockey. Sorry, Bobsledding and Moguls! In the summer, gymnastics, track, and swimming take the top three most-watched spots on the Olympic podium.