Sports History

International Politics and the 1952 Olympic Games

Politics and sports go hand in hand. This was especially true during the 1952 Olympics when the Soviet Union competed for the first time.

Retiring Chief Wahoo

From We’re History by Scott Longert: The 2018 baseball season promises thrills for fans across the country and around the world.  Before the season is complete, there will likely a frenzied wild-card race, a dark horse winning a division, and… Read More ›

Integration and the NBA

  Soon after Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier in Major League Baseball another professional sports league integrated extraordinarily quickly – the newly formed NBA. But there were still no African-American players in the league when the owners convened for… Read More ›