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Give disgraced bicyclist Lance Armstrong this much credit: Last week, when TV host Oprah Winfrey asked him, point-blank, "In all seven of your Tour de France victories, did you ever take banned substances or blood dope?" he answered, with a nod, "yes."...
LONDON — In basically the backyard of austere 10 Downing Street where British Prime Minister David Cameron officially resides in a stately, executive manor, a raucous block party rocked his neighborhood Saturday night. Queen Elizabeth celebrates...
The International Olympic Committee has a tendency to make up rules that suit its purposes. To wit: the attempt to impose a 2012 Olympic Games ban on any athlete who received a two-year doping suspension, even if that suspension expired before the...
LONDON – As worldwide pressure grows for a memorial to the 11 Israeli victims of the 1972 Munich Olympic massacre during Friday’s opening ceremony for the 2012 Summer Games, the International Olympic Committee continues to be resolutely...
Tags: Nodar Kumaritashvili, U.S. Senate, Luge, Boris Johnson, Judaism
LONDON — It was a cool evening. The setting sun found a tiny hole in the clouds. The occasional sprinkle fell on Regent's Park, and tall grasses that looked as if they belonged on a Midwest prairie began to sway. Then you looked at the grass,...
If the ideals of the Olympics as expressed in its charter still ring true in any way, the most resonant moment of the last Summer Games was the sight of Lopez Lomong, a refugee from civil war in the Sudan, carrying the U.S. flag into the opening...
Back to being a Pro Bowl grump Wednesday at Halas Hall, Brian Urlacher refused to clarify the mysterious circumstances surrounding treatment of his injured left knee. Urlacher's reaction provided the least surprising aspect of a story that cannot go away...
Tags: Brian Urlacher, Kobe Bryant, Chicago Bears, NFL Pro Bowl, Sports
— First lady Michelle Obama will lead a presidential delegation to Friday's opening ceremony for the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, and she plans to meet Queen Elizabeth, cheer on Team USA and inspire kids to get fit during a four-day trip....
Associated PressEight years after winning Olympic medals in Athens, four track and field athletes from eastern Europe were ordered to hand them back Wednesday because of positive doping tests. Lance Armstrong, meanwhile, can hold onto his bronze medal from the 2000...
Running off at the typewriter. … If you've read this column for any length of time, you know that when LeBron James joined the Miami Heat, I became the founding father and CEO of an organization known as HATE (Heat Are The Enemy). The purpose...
World NowThough SaudI Arabia will allow women to take part in the London Olympics for the first time, barriers to female athletes remain so steep that only one woman trained outside the country is likely to go....
Maurice Herzog, a French mountaineer who became a hero to his country in 1950 when he and a fellow climber became the first men to successfully scale a peak of more than 26,000 feet, has died. He was 93. Herzog, who wrote a best-selling account of his...
Tags: Frostbite, Francois Hollande, Authors, Everest, France
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