Aug 09, 2012 16:33 EDT
Usain Bolt made history on Thursday when the Jamaican successfully defended his Olympic 200m crown to claim an unprecedented second successive sprint double.
Aug 09, 2012 11:06 EDT
Jamaican athletics great Usain Bolt will not have to make up his mind as to whether he will run the 4x400m relay after his team-mates failed to finish their Olympic heat on Thursday.
Aug 06, 2012 13:40 EDT
Jamaica's Usain Bolt warned he was "ready to go again" Monday in search of more Olympic gold after celebrating into the small hours following his classic 100m win.
Jul 28, 2012 19:35 EDT
American swimmer Ryan Lochte sunk record-chasing Michael Phelps Saturday in a pulsating start to the Olympics while China's Sun Yang and Ye Shiwen wrote their name in the record books.
Jul 28, 2012 14:13 EDT
Swimming legend Michael Phelps suffered a nervy start in his bid for Olympic history Saturday as the London Games swung into full-blown action with China claiming the first gold medal.
Jul 28, 2012 09:44 EDT
Swimming legend Michael Phelps suffered a nervy start in his bid to become the greatest Olympian in history on Saturday while Chinese shooter Yi Siling claimed the first gold of the Games.
Jul 26, 2012 19:00 EDT
Prime Minister David Cameron insisted Thursday that Britain would deliver a memorable Olympics after US presidential hopeful Mitt Romney backtracked on barbed comments he made about the London Games.
Jul 26, 2012 10:23 EDT
Greek world indoor high jump champion Dimitris Chondrokoukis has failed a drugs test and is out of the Olympics, his coach and father Kyriakos Chondrokoukis said Thursday.
May 24, 2012 16:43 EDT
Canada's Ben Johnson on Thursday slammed critics of Britain's Dwain Chambers, who was banned in 2003 after failing a drugs test, saying the sprinter deserved his place at the London Olympics.
May 16, 2012 08:36 EDT
Canada's Ben Johnson has revealed simmering anger over his Seoul 1988 drugs scandal and hit out at rival Carl Lewis, more than two decades after one of the Olympics' most infamous incidents.
Dec 07, 2011 19:47 EST
Police arrested 62 protesters Wednesday as supporters of Occupy Wall Street targeted lobbyists who promote the interests of corporate America in Washington's corridors of power.
Sep 23, 2011 12:36 EDT
Nine-time Olympic champion Carl Lewis gave up his run at a New Jersey state senate seat on Friday, quitting the race a day after he was booted off the ballot by an appeals court panel.
Sep 22, 2011 18:21 EDT
Retired American athletics star Carl Lewis, a nine-time Olympic champion, was kicked off the New Jersey election ballot in the state senate race by a federal appeals court on Tuesday.
Sep 08, 2011 15:28 EDT
WASHINGTON/CHICAGO (Reuters) - U.S. states will start sending more than $1 billion to the federal government in coming weeks for loans used to pay unemployment benefits and some may have to raise business tax bills to cover the charges.
Apr 05, 2011 05:28 EDT
ATHENS (Reuters) - Kostas Kenteris and Katerina Thanou and their coach Christos Tzekos should be found guilty of giving false statements to authorities before the 2004 Athens Olympics in a doping probe, the Athens prosecutor told a court on Tuesday.
Dec 29, 2010 16:32 EST
Today in History. Today is Thursday, Dec. 30, the 364th day of 2010. There is one day left in the year.
Oct 22, 2010 17:50 EDT
Disgraced Ben Johnson's curious tale of reincarnation, "the matrix" and the "mystery man". The mystery man is back. You must remember him: It was he who spiked Ben Johnson's beer with steroids in the drug testing room after the 100 meters final at the 1988 Olympic Games in Seoul, robbing Johnson of the gold medal which he hopes he might now get back.
Oct 19, 2010 14:30 EDT
Asset manager's book heavy on metals . Adrian Day is a Maryland asset manager whose INVESTING IN RESOURCES is just out. In the book, he covers gold, silver, platinum, nickel, copper, uranium, rare earths, energy, natural gas, water and geothermal.
Jul 16, 2010 15:34 EDT
Oregon man sues pest control company, claiming rodent blasts caused him to have hearing loss. A man filed a $146,000 lawsuit against a pest control company, claiming he suffered hearing loss when a worker used explosives to remove rodents on his neighbor's property.
May 27, 2010 22:58 EDT
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Disgraced former sprinter Ben Johnson, who had his 100m gold and world record at the 1988 Olympics stripped after testing positive for steroids, has claimed a book due in September will provide new evidence that he was a victim of sabotage.