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Amputee sprinter Oscar Pistorius allowed to compete in Beijing

a shared story    453 weeks 3 days 8 hours 56 minutes ago
Oscar Pistorius, a double-amputee sprinter known as the fastest man on no legs, will be allowed to compete at the Beijing Olympics after a ban on his prosthetic limbs was overturned today. The South African 400 metre runner had been forbidden from competing alongside able-bodied athletes because...(more) 

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U.S. Men Down China by 31 - Heavy Medal

a shared story    441 weeks 1 day 8 hours 8 minutes ago
It wasn't the smoothest or aesthetically pleasing effort, but the United States men's Olympic basketball team opened with a 101-70 victory over China on Sunday. With Yao Ming inspiring his countrymen to play above their heads for most of the first half, the Americans dominated them...(more) 

Tot Tumbler

a shared story    419 weeks 1 day 44 minutes ago
Watch this little girl tumble. Next stop the 2020 Olympics! 

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USA send England out of World Cup

a shared story    487 weeks 2 days 10 hours 37 minutes ago
England were knocked out of the Women's World Cup after a 3-0 defeat by the United States in the quarter-finals. England had held their own in the first half but a 48th-minute far-post Abby Wambach header put the USA ahead. Shannon Boxx powered a low shot past the...(more) 

Thousands run, swim and bike in Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon

a shared story    503 weeks 1 day 6 hours 23 minutes ago
Thousands of top athletes from around the world jumped into the frigid waters of the San Francisco Bay early this morning to begin the Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon. The 1.5-mile swim from Alcatraz Island to the Marina Green began at 7 a.m. - an hour earlier than...(more) 

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Torres, 41, makes record 5th Olympic swim team

a shared story    446 weeks 2 days 8 hours 17 minutes ago
Natalie Coughlin is 25 years old, an elder stateswoman of swimming. Dara Torres wears goggles that are older than Coughlin. Torres is 41. In swimming, that's not old, that's Pleistocene. Torres swam in her first Olympic Games in 1984. Last year, she came out of a seven-year retirement, practically...(more) 

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Dodging Bullets . . . . Really - Baghdad Sprinter leads Iraqi Olympics Effort

a shared story    460 weeks 2 days 21 hours 15 minutes ago
Dana Abdul-Razzaq truly dodges sniper bullets . . . . to train for the Olympics in her country's capital, Baghdad. Abdul-Razzaq, an incredibly brave sprinter, will be the only female athlete representing Iraq. 

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Lel Wins Men’s Marathon With a Late Surge

a shared story    481 weeks 1 day 8 hours 18 minutes ago
Martin Lel of Kenya and Abderrahim Goumri of Morocco, who waged a battle for victory in the London Marathon this year, found themselves neck and neck in the final stages of the New York City Marathon on Sunday morning, matching strides through Central Park, having dropped...(more) 

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Soccer hair-pulling fuels debate over sport sexism

a shared story    374 weeks 2 days 6 hours 39 minutes ago
The vicious hair-pulling of an opponent was inexcusable. But prominent advocates of women's sports say that so, too, has been much of the commentary generated by the popular video of college soccer player Elizabeth Lambert's combative tactics in a recent game. 

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10 Things to Do (or Not) on the Sidelines at Your Child's Soccer Game

a list    487 weeks 6 days 22 hours 14 minutes ago
I have two soccer-playing children in my family. And I have either coached or watched their soccer games for the last 8 years. As a spectator parent, it's important to know what you should and shouldn't do. Here's my top 10 list. 

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U.S. cyclists fly into China with face masks

a shared story    441 weeks 6 days 12 hours 28 minutes ago
Some members of the U.S. cycling squad arrived for the Olympic Games on Tuesday wearing black respiratory masks, apparently concerned over reports of unhealthy levels of air pollution in Beijing. 

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Olympics: China revokes visa of US Olympic medallist and activist Joey Cheek

a shared story    441 weeks 5 days 7 hours 57 minutes ago
Chinese authorities have abruptly revoked the visa of 2006 winter Olympic gold-medallist and Darfur activist Joey Cheek, prompting a protest by the US government and further marring the start of the Beijing games. Cheek is the president and co-founder of Team Darfur, a group of athletes formed...(more) 

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