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2008-08-13 06:55:00

If you have been watching the Olympics, you may be familiar with the swimming teams or the volleyball teams. However, you may not be aware that McDonald’s, a sponsor of the Beijing 2008 Olympics, has assembled its own ‘Olympic Champion Crew’.

2006-12-14 09:38:15

Global warming poses a serious threat to Alpine ski resorts and the regional economies that depend on them, especially in Germany.

2006-05-28 20:40:00

By Aimee Berg NEW YORK (Reuters) - Last month, Tracie Sachs became the fastest American woman on skis. She broke the nine-year-old U.S. record, set by Carolyn Curl, on a course called "The Flying Kilometre" in Les Arcs, France. Sachs went at 238.570 kph, or 148.241 mph.

2006-03-19 12:44:10

ARE, Sweden (Reuters) - Overall champion and double Olympic gold medallist Benjamin Raich helped Austria to victory in the first ever mixed team event at the World Cup finals on Sunday.

2006-03-19 10:58:46

ARE, Sweden (Reuters) - Overall champion and double Olympic gold medallist Benjamin Raich helped Austria to victory in the first ever mixed team event at the World Cup finals on Sunday.

2006-03-18 09:52:55

By Oliver Grassman ARE, Sweden (Reuters) - Italian Giorgio Rocca celebrated winning the World Cup men's slalom title on Saturday despite skiing out when leading on the second run in the final race of the season.

2006-03-18 09:11:34

By Oliver Grassman ARE, Sweden (Reuters) - Croatian Janica Kostelic won the final women's giant slalom race of the season on Saturday to set a World Cup points record.

2006-03-14 13:38:00

By Patrick Lang ARE, Sweden (Reuters) - Michael Walchhofer looks more than ready to capture his second consecutive World Cup downhill title on Wednesday in the opening competition of the 2006 finals.

2006-03-10 04:10:25

SHIGA KOGEN (Reuters) - Double Olympic champion Benjamin Raich all but secured his first overall World Cup title with slalom victory in Japan on Friday.

2006-03-05 06:22:47

By Patrick Lang YONGPYONG, South Korea (Reuters) - A well-rested American Olympic combined champion Ted Ligety continued his run of good form with a first World Cup victory after a storming second run in the weather-delayed giant slalom event on Sunday.


Word of the Day
saggar
  • A ceramic container used inside a fuel-fired kiln to protect pots from the flame.
The word 'saggar' may come from 'safeguard'.
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