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  • An Olympic legacy etched in a 'benevolent dictatorship'

    An Olympic legacy etched in a 'benevolent dictatorship'
    LAKE BUENA VISTA — Deep in the heart of make-believe magic, Brooks Johnson is delving into the political philosophy of Vladimir Ilyich Lenin and the Russian Revolution. You can almost hear Mickey Mouse in his high-pitched voice screaming, "Oh, nooooo! ... This is a happy place!"
  • Bolt and track losers in the sport's Gong Show

    Bolt and track losers in the sport's Gong Show
    If you asked fans at any NFL pre-season game or major league baseball game this weekend to name one track and field star, chances are that nearly everyone who answered would have said, "Usain Bolt" or "that fast Jamaican guy." With his flashy speed and...

    Could U.S. men fail to win gold at world track?

    Could U.S. men fail to win gold at world track?
    How's this for a doomsday scenario: The U.S. men could come home without a single gold medal from the World Track & Field Championships that begin Saturday in Daegu, South Korea. Yes, that's pretty unlikely for a country whose men never have won fewer...

    Double trouble: Another big DQ in track worlds; Felix loses 400

    Double trouble: Another big DQ in track worlds; Felix loses 400
    It couldn't have gotten much better for track and field than the last three races on Monday's program at the world championships. Until further review, that is. And then another disqualification of a world record-holder left a bittersweet taste as the...

    Picture it: Christmas Bricktacular begins at Legoland Florida

     
    Legoland Florida kicked off its first Christmas Bricktacular celebration Monday night with the help of General Manager Adrian Jones (left) and Olympic hurdler David Oliver on hand to flip the switch on the Winter Haven theme park's tree.   The tree is...