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Jackie Joyner-Kersee

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  • Obama Olympic bid: Playing patriot card

     
    by Mark Silva Michelle Obama is on the ground. And President Barack Obama will land Friday morning. The first lady landed this morning in Copenhagen, where the International Olympic Committee will decide on Friday who gets the 2016 summer games...
  • 'Herb Ritts: L.A. Style' at Getty with fashion, celeb photographs

     
    “Herb Ritts: L.A. Style” opens at the Getty Museum, with 87 photographs, some of which have never before been published, alongside examples of the L.A. photographer's magazine covers and commercial video projects. They highlight Ritts’...

    A Woman’s Place: Qatar, Brunei and Saudi Arabia send female athletes to the London games.

     
    It’s hard to imagine the Olympics without the ladies. In fact, for lots of us — especially us fellow females — our first, or best, Olympic memory is entirely girly. Nadia Comaneci. Mary Lou Retton. Dorothy Hamill. Kristi Yamaguchi. Flo-...

    Phelps is decorated by AAU with 74th Sullivan Award

    A landmark year of swimming in 2003 resulted in one more honor for Michael Phelps, as the 18-year-old from Rodgers Forge won the 74th annual James E. Sullivan Award last night. The announcement was made at a banquet at the New York Athletic Club. The...

    Book Review: 'Wonder Girl: The Magnificent Sporting Life of Babe Didrikson Zaharias'

    Book Review: 'Wonder Girl: The Magnificent Sporting Life of Babe Didrikson Zaharias'
    Wonder Girl The Magnificent Sporting Life of Babe Didrikson Zaharias Don Van Natta Jr. Little, Brown: 404 pp., $27.99 So do you know who made the Top 10 when ESPN chose its 50 Greatest Athletes of the 20th Century? Here they are: (1) Michael Jordan....