There is no athletic competition more absolutely enrapturing than that of the Olympics. The Olympics have been the place for the greatest athletes in the world to show off their skills and their competitive drive. Today we are going to look at 22 of the most incredible and mesmerizing moments in Olympic history. Get your tissues ready — these feats are powerful and emotional!
Jim Thorpe Wows the World
Depending on your generation you might consider Jim Thorpe to be the greatest athlete who has ever lived. While modern students and athletes are worried about free online dating services or what’s going on Facebook, Thorpe was committed to dominating the 1912 Olympic Games. Thorpe scored first place in eight of the 15 events he competed in, bringing home a pair of Gold Medals along the way.