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2012 Summer Olympics

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  • Official proposes turning Houston Astrodome into indoor park

    HOUSTON (Reuters) - A commissioner in the Texas county that is home to the Houston Astrodome wants to turn what was once described as the "Eighth Wonder of the World" into a huge indoor park.
  • Top architect Hadid files defamation lawsuit over book review

    Top architect Hadid files defamation lawsuit over book review
    Zaha Hadid, an award-winning architect known for futuristic designs, sued The New York Review of Books and the architecture critic Martin Filler on Thursday over alleged defamatory statements about her in a recent book review. Hadid, who was born in...

    Ledecky breaks 1500 meters world record at Pan Pacs

    (Reuters) - American teenager Katie Ledecky broke her second world record in less than 24 hours while Michael Phelps suffered a rare defeat at the Pan Pacific championships in Australia on Sunday. Ledecky hacked almost six seconds off her 1,500 metres...

    Swimmer from Zimbabwe comes to Charlotte to revive her Olympic dreams

    In Zimbabwe, Kirsty Coventry is Michael Phelps. In Charlotte, where she moved last month with her husband, Coventry is an anonymous 30-year-old woman. Put her in a pool, though, and you start to understand why Coventry is a worldwide swimming star hoping...

    It's good day for young (Ledecky) and old (Phelps)

    It's good day for young (Ledecky) and old (Phelps)
    The old man acquitted himself well. The teen phenom did it again. So went a chilly, rainy day two of the Pan Pacific Championships in Southport, Australia, where Michael Phelps put himself on next year’s World Championships team in the 100-meter...