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  • For 2012 Summer Olympics, designers are part of the team

     For 2012 Summer Olympics, designers are part of the team
    Sure, the London Olympics, barely a month away, will ultimately be about the feats of strength, speed and endurance of the participating athletes. But long before the first brow is beaded with sweat, the first real competition will take place the moment...
  • The Peloponnese in Greece is steeped in history

    The Peloponnese in Greece is steeped in history
    Costa Navarino, Greece — "The Peloponnese," my friend Peter Poulos tells me, "is the real Greece. Really. This place is less populated and more beautiful than most of the trendy tourist places in this country." He says this as we cross the...
  • Tony Parker says he almost lost eye in N.Y. club brawl

    Tony Parker says he almost lost eye in N.Y. club brawl
    San Antonio Spurs guard Tony Parker said he underwent an operation to remove a shard of glass that had "penetrated 99%" of his left eye following a recent brawl at a New York nightclub between singer Chris Brown and members of hip-hop star Drake's...
  • Michael Johnson says slave descendants make better athletes

    Michael Johnson says slave descendants make better athletes
    Four-time Olympic gold medalist sprinter Michael Johnson has been quoted as saying he believes slave descendants make superior athletes -- and that such a controversial topic shouldn't be avoided but discussed openly as the world begins to turn its...
  • London Olympics: 10 day trips outside London

    London Olympics: 10 day trips outside London
    Ticket holders at this summer's Olympic Games will have something in common with non-sporting London visitors: At some point, they will want to flee the jam-packed capital. Luckily, escaping the madding crowds is as easy as hopping on a train. As a Brit...
  • London Olympics: Tips on how to navigate the city during Games

     London Olympics: Tips on how to navigate the city during Games
    LONDON — If you're at all familiar with London — the city of congestion, crowded byways, skinny streets — you may be trying to imagine how in the world the city will cope with moving its Olympics visitors from Point A to Point B. Many...
  • European Central Bank chief swears to 'preserve the euro,' Dow soars

    European Central Bank chief swears to 'preserve the euro,' Dow soars
    Mario Draghi, president of the European Central Bank, pledged Thursday that the institution “is ready to do whatever it takes to preserve the euro,” sending financial markets soaring around the world. The Dow jumped more than 250 points in...
  • Reviews: 'Dream Team,' 'Igniting the Flame' and evolving ideals

    Reviews: 'Dream Team,' 'Igniting the Flame' and evolving ideals
    -------------------- Dream Team How Michael, Magic, Larry, Charles, and the Greatest Team of All Time Conquered the World and Changed the Game of Basketball Forever Jack McCallum Ballantine Books: 336pp., $28 * Igniting the Flame America's First...
  • Review: NBC's stumble can't mask Olympics' beautiful opening ceremony

     Review: NBC's stumble can't mask Olympics' beautiful opening ceremony
    Through a fortuitous series of events, because someone knew someone who knew someone, I watched Friday's remarkable opening ceremony of the London Olympic Games by way of the BBC — which is to say, without commercials or Ryan Seacrest and with...
  • On NBC, Akram Khan loses out to Ryan Seacrest during Olympics opening

    On NBC, Akram Khan loses out to Ryan Seacrest during Olympics opening
    Viewers who tuned into NBC's telecast of theĀ opening ceremony of the Olympic GamesĀ got to see plenty of pomp and spectacle. But the time-delayed broadcast on Friday was missing a crucial segment -- a dance tribute created by British choreographer Akram...
  • Mitt Romney's straight talk insults Brits and Palestinians

    Mitt Romney's straight talk insults Brits and Palestinians
    I am starting to feel sorry for Mitt Romney. On an international tour of three countries, he made news in two of them by dissing the London Olympics and infuriating the Palestinians. The poor guy – for months, people have complained that he never...