161,000 multimedia resources, including high-quality full-length videos, video clips, images, audio files, interactives, maps and science experiments.
Covers more than 200 different sports, from baseball to hockey, jujitsu to cross-country skiing, and water polo to gymnastics, and everything in between. Also includes an extensive Olympics section.
Perhaps no country in the world has embraced sports — in both their spectatorial and their participatory forms — quite like the United States. Certainly, as the historical emphasis of this encyclopedia reveals, no country has embraced sports so readily and so enthusiastically. Since colonial times, sports in America have been a major source of entertainment, a form of recreation, and a way of achieving physical fitness. Sports have helped define who Americans are, even as Americans have put their own stamp on sports.