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  • Sophomore takes her best shot at Olympic glory

    Sophomore takes her best shot at Olympic glory
    Marisa Berger, a 15-year-old sophomore at North Hollywood Harvard-Westlake, would have no problem toting a .44 Magnum while spouting, "Go ahead, make my day."
  • Olympic torch is lit, begins journey

     
    The Vancouver Games must be near, because the Olympic torch was lit Thursday in Greece and began its journey to Vancouver. The lighting ceremony of the Olympic torch takes place at the temple of Hera, where the ruins of a...

    "Rome 1960," by David Maraniss

    Like members of the ACLU insisting upon the strict separation of church and state, members of the International Olympic Committee recite their mantra: Sports must always be kept separate from politics. The ACLU's position may not be true to the original...

    When aesthetes competed at the Olympics

    When aesthetes competed at the Olympics
    Lee Blair won a gold medal for the U.S. in the 1932 Olympic Games in Los Angeles without ever training in a gym, on a track or in a pool. Blair's event: watercolor painting. Although nearly forgotten, the Olympics held from 1912 through 1948 included...

    Juan Antonio Samaranch dies at 89; longtime Olympics chief

    Juan Antonio Samaranch dies at 89; longtime Olympics chief
    Juan Antonio Samaranch, former president of the International Olympic Committee who took the organization from financial instability and turmoil and steered it to global influence and prosperity, only to see his legacy tarnished by the specter of doping...