Supporters of Chicago’s bid for the 2016 Olympics were shocked Friday by news that the city was the first of four finalists to be eliminated from consideration. The news from the International Olympic Committee came mere hours after President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama delivered personal appeals to the selection committee, praising the virtues of their hometown
Justine Henin is following in the footsteps of fellow former world No.
The number of birth defects in China are on the rise and the rate has nearly doubled in the past decade in Beijing and several provinces, a state-run newspaper reported Tuesday. The five-time winner went into Monday night’s final at the top of his game, having re-established himself as the top player in the world this year after losing his No.
The world’s fastest man Usain Bolt has withdrawn from a meeting in South Korea later this month due to fatigue, according to its organizers. The triple Olympic and world champion sprinter was due to line up in Daegu on September 25, with the one-day event to be a warm-up for when the city hosts the next World Athletics Championships in 2011
Roger Federer came from a set down to beat former world number one Lleyton Hewitt and earn a last 16 place in the U.S.