Founded in 1896, the Olympic Games have celebrated the world's best athletes for over a century, pushing men and women to their limits while shining a light on the fire of the human spirit. The games themselves are much more important than just showcasing the world's top athleticism, and through the years, have become synonymous with overcoming adversity.
Now with the 2018 Winter Olympics set to kick off in South Korea in historic fashion (both North and South Korea have agreed to work together for the games), we thought what better time to check out the 10 Best Olympic Moments!
Do any Olympic moments stand out as particularly important to you? Check out the video at the top of the article to see if it lands on the list, or scroll down to read about these historic moments.
No. 8 is the Jamaican Bobsled Team from 1988. The prospect of Jamaica, a tropical island, having a stake in the winter games seemed completely unfathomable, but ... you know what? We could explain why, or you could just go watch the Disney film based on their story, Cool Runnings.
The No. 2 spot went down in the 1936 Berlin Olympics. Hitler himself attended the games and had hoped to prove that Aryan athletes were better than everyone else. So imagine his surprise when Jesse Owens, an African American, singlehandedly destroyed that theory by winning multiple Gold medals.