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  • UCLA's Bob Larsen, John Godina elected to U.S. track hall of fame

    Bob Larsen, who coached UCLA’s men’s track team to two NCAA outdoor titles and guided Bruins alumnus Meb Keflezighi to a silver medal in the 2004 Athens Olympic marathon, and shot putter John Godina, a two-time Olympic medalist and three-...
  • Jesse Owens transcends all races

     Jesse Owens transcends all races
    It is impossible to define Jesse Owens with mere numbers, for it would suggest that a life story so consequential could be told fully in quantifiable terms. Yet a number is at the genesis of this remembrance, so it would not be wrong to begin with a few...
  • Commentary: Why boycotting Winter Olympics in anti-gay Russia isn't the right move

    Commentary: Why boycotting Winter Olympics in anti-gay Russia isn't the right move
    Those suggesting a boycott of the upcoming Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia due to the country’s recent passage of draconian anti-gay laws should reconsider. It’s clear from the decades-long gay rights movement here in the United States that...
  • LeBron James, atleta del año según la AP

    LeBron James, atleta del año según la AP
        Por AURELIO MORENO/El Sentinel Tras conquistar su segundo título de campeón y su cuarto trofeo de Jugador Más Valioso (JMV) de la NBA, el super astro del Heat de Miami, LeBron James fue nombrado  “Atleta Masculino del Año” por la...
  • Details can make the difference for savvy collectors

    Q: We received these Chinese silver spoons from an antique dealer as a wedding gift years ago. We were told that they are 19th Century, from the Shen Xing dynasty. What is their value today? A: The era mentioned was part of the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911)....
  • Sochi suicide-bomber threat: The Olympics aren't worth it anymore

    Sochi suicide-bomber threat: The Olympics aren't worth it anymore
    What if they held the Olympic Games and no one came? Or, more to the point, why exactly are we still bothering with the Olympics anyway? Because right now, you’d get no argument from me that the Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, seem to be far more...
  • Orcas at the Winter Olympics: A combo that's hard to watch

    For the Winter Olympics, Russian hosts are planning a grand display of two recently captured killer whales. And we’re supposed to say what, exactly? It’s all in the name of international sports and so we won't make a fuss? Let’s all...
  • All the reasons we still need the Olympics: Uhhh, can't think of any

    All the reasons we still need the Olympics: Uhhh, can't think of any
    As the controversies over the Sochi Winter Games pile up, it’s getting harder and harder to remember why the world continues its love affair with the Olympics. That’s not a jab at Russia. It’s a bigger question about whether the Games,...
  • Jesse Owens Biopic Finds Its Leading Man (EXCLUSIVE)

    British actor John Boyega will portray Olympic athlete Jesse Owens in the biopic "Race," with shooting set to start in May in Berlin and Montreal. Forecast Pictures' Jean Charles Levy and ID+'s Luc Dayan made the announcement Friday. "Race" will be...
  • Films Boutique Adds Several Pix to Berlin Slate (EXCLUSIVE)

    LONDON -- Jean-Christophe Simon's Berlin-based sales house Films Boutique has added a string of high-profile pics to its Berlin sales slate, including Susan Sarandon-starrer "Ping Pong Summer" and Daniel Ribeiro's "The Way He Looks," which world premieres...
  • Beta's Box Office Hit 'The Physician' to Make Market Bow in Berlin

    LONDON -- Beta Cinema is gearing up for a busy Berlinale with the competition titles "Stations of the Cross" and "Jack," the Panorama Special entry "Stereo," and the market premiere of flagship production "The Physician," which has proven to be a B.O. hit...