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A paraplegic teenager will ditch his wheelchair for a miracle exoskeleton robotic suit to deliver the first kick at the World Cup's opening ceremonies.
Musicians Union spokesperson Isabelle Gutierrez told Billboard.biz that LOCOG originally said the compensation-free requests
The world is large, and, yes, smaller. An athlete is born in one country, goes to school in another and trains in yet another. What is your home country? Have we crossed all boundaries? Yes, and no.
Harry Potter villain Lord Voldemort also appeared during the proceedings, but fear not: He was vanquished by a fleet of Mary
Army helicopters then flew over the Olympic Stadium with a stuntman who played "Bond." He then parachuted into the stadium
What most people don't understand is that the Olympics don't just occur over a 17-day period. It isn't just something that pops up and disappears until resurfacing in another four years. For an athlete it is a lifestyle.
On staying healthy and wearing Michael Jackson masks: "Staying healthy is key ... On the way home from nationals in Spokane
I dreamed of being an Olympian since I was five years old when I saw Nadia Comaneci score a perfect "10" in gymnastics. But it would be another eighteen years before it became a reality.
Yesterday, Bush announced that he will attend the opening ceremonies of the Olympics. His decision is regrettable -- a missed opportunity for the U.S. to stand strong for the people of Darfur and Burma.
The most worrisome aspect of the Beijing Games' legacy may be the lesson that aggressive regimes of the future will take from it -- attack your adversary while the world is glued to the Opening Ceremonies.