For the first time in history, women -- 22 to be exact -- competed in the 1900 Summer Olympics in Paris, participating in tennis, sailing, croquet, equestrian and golf. Helene de Pourtalès became the first woman to medal at the Olympics when she took gold and silver as a member of Switzerland’s men’s sailing team.
France's Chamonix played host to the first ever Winter Olympics 89 years ago today. The United States, one of 16 nations represented, won four medals, including the first of the Games, when Charley Jewtraw won the 500-meter speedskating.
Veterans Day is here!Looking back to when I was a little girl, I can remember seeing my aunt come home on leave in her Class As. She was tall, strong and everything I wanted to be. I would cuddle up with her on the couch and play with her medals and have her explain them to me over and over again -- she probably grew sick of me.
Today. What a magical word.The Games have officially arrived.The past few days have been a whirlwind. So much has happened since we left -- and more since we’ve arrived. A trip to Cotswold on the English countryside.