| Apr 22, 2010
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...
| May 30, 2011
| 6:25 PM
Beijing Olympian and Somerset native Sam Sacksen completed his 2011 World Cup tour Sunday in China by winning the bronze medal in the mixed relay competition.
Along with his teammate, Suzanne Stettinius of Parkton, Md., the USA team combined to capture...
| Oct 23, 2009
| 4:44 AM
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......
| Aug 25, 2008
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...
| Jul 19, 2008
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...
| Jan 11, 2008
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."
She practices shooting inside her family's house and garage, using an air pistol to fire lead...
| Sep 27, 2009
On Friday, the International Olympic Committee will decide whether the host city for the 2016 Summer Olympics will be Chicago, Tokyo, Madrid or Rio de Janeiro. Here are 10 facts about the five-ring circus:
1. Olympic sites are chosen by secret ballot, so...