From biopics of athletes to on-the-track romances, TIME looks back on some of our favorite Olympic-themed movies
From Qatar to South Africa, Russia to the U.S., TIME takes you around the globe to meet the extraordinary men and women you’ll be seeing this summer at the London Games
From the Paris games of 1924 to the record-breaking Beijing games in 2008, TIME was there.
With the London Olympics just a little over 100 days away, TIME takes a look at some of the places that will become quite familiar once the games begin.
London’s eerie choices for the 2012 games prompt questions about what makes a successful mascot. From the cute and cuddly to the creepy, absurd, and ethically questionable, a visual survey of past Olympic mascots.
It started with tragedy, and a technical mishap or two, but the Vancouver Winter Games also had its share of athletic triumphs. Here is a look at this year’s Olympic highs and lows
Russia’s Evegni Plushenko believes he deserved the men’s figure-skating gold medal instead of silver at the Vancouver Winter Olympics. In honor of his poor sportsmanship, TIME takes a look at other Olympic complainers
TIME takes a look at some tattoos among the highly decorated competitors out in Beijing
The Olympic Games are a premier venue for state-of-the-art footwear technology
Sprinters, swimmers and tumblers in sequined leotards may drive T.V. ratings in the U.S., but here are five lesser-known Olympic disciplines that draw rabid fans around the world