| May 19, 2010
| 4:33 PM
Anyone who thought The Fuwa (aka, "The Friendlies," the official mascots of the 2008 Beijing Olympics) or Izzy (aka, Whatizit from the 1996 Atlanta Games) were bizarre, wait till you get a load of Wenlock and Mandeville. Those are the......
| Jul 26, 2010
| 4:36 PM
The London 2012 Olympic Stadium as it looked earlier this month. (Associated Press / Kirsty Wigglesworth) By Philip Hersh Tuesday marks two years to go to the July 27, 2012 opening of the London Summer Olympics. To the man running......
| May 26, 2010
Next time you're complaining about a migraine, an upset stomach because of too much fast food or a bout of the flu, try walking in Grant Dewey's crutches for a day.
The eighth-grader has undergone 15 surgeries since birth. In January, he was under the...
| Sep 28, 2009
| 10:15 PM
When is the decision?
On Friday. Voting in Copenhagen begins at 5 p.m. -- that's 10 a.m. in Chicago. If Chicago is eliminated in one of the early rounds of voting, we'll learn then. But if it's one of the final contenders, word won't come out until...
| Apr 1, 2010
The basketball players settle into drills with the precision and fluidity of a vintage squad - despite the fact that many of them cannot move their bodies from the waist down.
Thanks in part to Gerry Herman, they're a wheelchair team to be reckoned...
| Apr 6, 2010
16 year-old Preston Radtke was born with rod cone dystrophy, a condition of the retina causing him to be visually impaired. He can see, slightly, out of the corners of his eyes. His struggles end there.
The Rolling Meadows sophmore is making a name for...
| Apr 21, 2010
| 5:57 AM
Juan Antonio Samaranch made choices that compromised the modern Olympics even as he helped save them in 21 years as International Olympic Committee president.
Samaranch's ethics were situational, reflecting the character of a man whose life's work was...