At the Olympics, it’s never dull.
Because it is a competition built on the athleticism of great athletes, you are almost taken aback every single time. Still, as evidenced by more than 100 years of modern Olympic history, there are moments that still manage to stand out from the rest—in more ways than one. The Olympic Games are the venue for many truly extraordinary events.
Now, with the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics finally kicking off Friday, February 4, it’s only a matter of time before more athletes get the chance to not only take home the gold, but perhaps leave their infinite mark on sports history.
We’re sure they will be with us as we watch. We’ve rounded up many of the moments in Olympics history that remain unforgettable to this day. Some will amaze you, shock you, might make you cry and, perhaps, push you to take that next step toward your own dreams.