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No memory of the London Olympics last summer remains as vivid as the image of South African inspiration Oscar Pistorius crossing the finish line of a 400-meter qualifying heat on his carbon-fiber blades. Suddenly, neither Pistorius' time nor any...
Tags: Oscar Pistorius, Shootings, Firearms, South Africa, Africa
LONDON — In one of thousands of pubs across London, where surely tears mixed with laughter Friday night, they might say I was gobsmacked by the Olympic opening ceremony. In a more proper English teahouse, they might say I quite fancied that. All...
LONDON — They didn't introduce Usain Bolt on Saturday at Olympic Stadium so much as anoint him. And this is a place that knows something about coronations. First came the bouncy Eurythmics song, "Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)," followed by polite...
When the Summer Olympics began with the staid Queen of England taking part in a James Bond skit filmed for the best opening ceremony ever, you knew the biggest event on the global sports calendar had a chance to be a celebration of both winning and...
LONDON — We want him to be Superman. We knew him that way four years ago, when Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt emerged on the global sports stage and took world records and gold medals away from the Beijing Olympics with an ease that suggested he did...
LONDON - This is my 16th Olympic Games. It is also the first in which I will see the Olympic Games rather than be focused on one sport, track and field at the Summer Games, figure skating at the Winter Games. I love those two sports, and they have given...
The conventional wisdom about the Olympics has always been that it turns its viewers into wannabe athletes. Every time the Games roll around, particularly the Summer Games with their relatively easy-to-try-at-home events like track and swimming , we start...
No During the recent vice presidential debate Vice President Joe Biden or as he referred to himself "Big Daddy Joe," called the GOP vice presidential candidate "shark eyes." But don't worry Paul Ryan had Olympic medalist Usain Bolt in his corner. The...
Tags: Barack Obama, Comedy (genre), Ann Romney, Politics, Mitt Romney
LONDON — Moments after providing track and field's enduring snapshot of the 2012 Olympics, Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt grabbed a news photographer's camera in the middle of his victory lap. The same lens had just been trained on Bolt as he...
Tags: Jesse Owens, Beijing Games, Human Interest, David Haugh, Jamaica
LONDON — How do you measure greatness? By two events that lasted fewer than 30 seconds combined? By one 10-part event that ground on for 25 hours over two days? About 45 minutes after Usain Bolt of Jamaica won the Olympic track title he thought was...
LONDON – Maybe it was all part of the act. Maybe Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt was putting us all on by calling himself a legend countless times after making history Thursday night, the way Ali did by calling himself the greatest. Maybe Bolt pre-...
Channel Guide MagazineNBA All Star Game 2013 weekend TV schedule begins Friday on ESPN and TNT and runs through Sunday with the NBA All Star Game at the Toyota Center in Houston. The NBA’s best head to the Toyota Center in Houston Feb. 15-17 for the annual celebration of...
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