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Representing the U.S. Lance Brooks, Springfield, track and field (discus): The No. 1 discus thrower in the country, Brooks once worked seven jobs to pay for his training. The Millikin University graduate is ranked 34th in the world. Kelci Bryant,...
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...
The Hartford CourantHolding two Olympic gold medals in his 81-year-old hands, Lindy Remigino breaks into laughter. The medals show their age. The stories do not. The stories never grow old. "Look at these medals, I don't even know which one is which," said Remigino, who won...
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What has traditionally been the most transcendent event in the world of sports had its Opening Ceremonies in London Friday night and the competition started Saturday. Over the next 17 days NBC is planning to telecast a record 5,535 hours of Olympic...
Framework“Event journalism,” for the photographer is 90 percent production, 10 percent photography. Despite our desire to find that perfect angle or shooting position, we are often at the mercy of organizers and PR firms seem to consider us less than...
KTLA NewsCINCINNATI, OH -- Olympians aren't the only ones setting world records. An 11-year old cheetah at the Cincinnati Zoo has become the world’s fastest land mammal, running the 100-meter dash in 5.95 seconds. By comparison, Sarah's 100-meter run was...
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LONDON -- The sound of thousands of voices singing "God Save the Queen" was a powerful note in a day of stirring achievements. The celebration was for the heptathlon triumph ofBritain'sJessica Ennis, but nearly every athlete who put foot or prosthetic leg...
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...
ReutersLONDON (Reuters) - Jamaican Usain Bolt retained his Olympic 100 meters crown in spectacular style on Sunday, scorching to the second-fastest time ever run at 9.63 seconds and becoming the first man to win back-to-back titles on the track. Bolt's 9.58-...
Eyewitness SportsThe word most used to describe former Barton and current US sprinter Tyson Gay after the 100 M finals in London, "inconsolable." Gay missed out on a medal by .01 seconds in what many were calling one of the most competitive Olympic finals in recent...
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LONDON -- Usain Bolt never has been shy about saying he wants to become a legend. Coming from almost any other athlete, that declaration might sound arrogant. Coming from Bolt, it's the mission statement for a happy journey he's sharing with the world,...
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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...
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