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New Olympic Rule Could Disqualify Top Sprinters

AP | EDDIE PELLS | Posted 08.01.2012 | Sports

LONDON -- Warning: At these Olympics, sprinters will get no warnings. Under the zero-tolerance false-start rule in place for the London Games, a spri...

The 1936 Olympics: The Man Who Beat Jesse Owens

Ben Arogundade | Posted 09.29.2012 | Sports
Ben Arogundade

Owens was a "floater" -- fleet-footed, with a very upright, almost regal posture and an elegant smoothness across the surface, as if he was running on feathers. These days, everyone runs the same. They are fast, but kinetically less beautiful.

World's Fastest Man Eludes Spectators

AP | PAT GRAHAM | Posted 07.24.2012 | Sports

BIRMINGHAM, England -- The side of the track was packed with school kids waving tiny Jamaican flags and jamming to the blaring tunes of Bob Marley. ...