Celebrate the Olympics

Anticipation for the start of the 2012 Olympics has been brewing for a while, and the day has finally arrived. Olympic fever is officially all around, so kick it off right with our compilation of Olympic-related fun facts and events.

 
 

Wildlife take the gold for true Olympic feats

Did you know the spittle bug can jump 115 times higher than its body length, or that the beaked whale can hold its breath for 85 minutes? For wild animals strength, speed, agility and endurance mean more than just medals: they are a matter of survival.
 
 
 
 

A tech guide to the summer Olympics

The best sites and apps to follow all the action in London and to cheer on Team USA.
 
 
 
 

Summer Olympic sports for kids around Chicago

We all know swimming, diving, gymnastics, and track and field. But what about those little-known sports that only get their moment in the sun when the Olympics roll around every four years?

As you watch the torch head to London, it may be time for your kids to explore some of the more obscure summer Olympic offerings, all right here in Chicago. The next thing you know, they could be the ones on the podium.

 
 
 







 
 
 
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