Sports

How Arnold Schwarzenegger Brought Bodybuilding’s Biggest Event to Columbus, Ohio

Over 100,000 people from around the world file into the Greater Columbus Convention Center every year for a massive multi-sport event, the likes of...

Inside Iowa’s “Largest Bike Ride in the World”

In the spring of 1973, Des Moines Register columnists John Karras and Don Kaul conceived the idea of a modest bike ride across Iowa...

Every Super Bowl Football Is Handmade in Ohio

For many Americans, the Super Bowl might just be the most important event of the year. And that’s not just hyperbole — the 2024...

The Path to Paris starts in…Indianapolis? USA Swimming’s Olympic Trials Find Home in the Midwest

Nothing captivates U.S. citizens like the national pride they experience when gold medals start pouring in for their country’s team as the Summer Olympic...

Cornhole, An American Tale

“AIRMAIL!” someone shouts as a projectile goes flying through the air. No, it’s not a basketball and no, this is not a new way...

Why Are the Kansas City Chiefs Still the Chiefs?

In July 2020, amid widespread protest against racial injustice in the United States, the then-Washington Redskins of the National Football League (NFL) announced that...

Toledo, the Home of Champions: Sports History in the Glass City

https://youtu.be/SrldwP5aYus From the "Maumees" to the Mud Hens, the "Storm" to the Walleye, the Glass City's sports identity has shifted as the city changes, but...

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