France beat the United States in the men’s 4×100-meter swimming relay on Sunday, with Michael Phelps and the United States taking a silver medal. The medal is the 17th for Phelps, and puts him one behind Larisa Latynina, a Soviet gymnast who earned nine golds, five silvers and four bronzes between 1956 […]
A London cabbie turns his taxi into a hotel-for-one during the Olympic Games. CNN’s Rosie Tomkins checks it out. Take the scarcity and expense of hotel accommodations in London this mix that with the missing revenue of London Cabbies (due to the restricted Olympic Lanes) and you would get something like a taxi-bed. One driver seen an opportunity while he […]
Is there a dress code for the medal stand at the Olympics? American swimmer Ryan Lochte wanted to wear his custom red, white and blue grill, which represents his country, on the medal stand after winning the 400 IM. But some IOC official informed him that wearing his bling would result in failure to […]
As to be expected, with an international gathering of this size, just hours before the opening ceremonies London was dealing with protesters. Taxi Drivers Protest Traffic Sanctions Imposed During the Games…. Cab drivers argue the traffic lanes — which are restricted to Olympic officials and athletes — should also be available to taxis. […]
Everyone should love Brazilian tourists. They spend more per capita than any other nationality.
While on the phone with his son 16 years ago, Pablo Escobar stayed on the line just long enough for Colombian police to trace the call.
Only eight major nations in the world, all Catholic, do not allow divorce.
In March 1961, Fidel Castro’s Cuban revolution was a three-alarm reminder that CIA-engineered coups weren’t enough to keep communism out of the western hemisphere. Living standards had to be raised in Latin America, then as now the world’s most inegalitarian region.
Ten-man Ghana overcame Brazil 4-3 on penalties in the Under-20 World Cup final in Cairo to become the first African side to win the tournament. Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu scored the winning penalty after Brazil’s Maicon had fired over the bar when a successful spot-kick would have handed Brazil the title for a record fifth time
Felipe Massa has been forced to backtrack on comments he made claiming that new Ferrari teammate Fernando Alonso was aware of Renault’s plans to deliberately crash at the 2008 Singapore Grand Prix. Alonso won that race after the safety car was brought out when Renault’s No.