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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-...

    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....

    Breathing life into the game

    Breathing life into the game
    If you compiled a roster of world-class athletes with asthma, the list would be long — and impressive. From marathon world record holder Paula Radcliffe, to former NBA stars Dennis Rodman and Dominique Wilkins, to tennis star Mary Joe Fernandez...