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2006-01-11 17:48:36

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two-times Olympic silver medallist Eric Namesnik died Wednesday at a Michigan hospital following an automobile accident last week on an icy road. Namesnik, 35, was in a medically-induced coma in an effort to reduce the swelling around his brain, officials said.

2005-11-14 07:25:35

By Julian Linden SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia's Olympic and world swimming champion Grant Hackett has pulled out of next year's Commonwealth Games to undergo immediate surgery.

2005-07-31 10:39:02

By Julian Linden MONTREAL (Reuters) - Michael Phelps made a low-key exit from the world championships Sunday after helping the United States top the qualifying for the men's 4x100 meters medley relay. Phelps was relegated to swim in the heats after missing out on a place in the top U.S.

2005-07-31 11:36:42

By Julian Linden MONTREAL (Reuters) - Michael Phelps made a low-key exit from the world championships on Sunday after helping the United States top the qualifying for the men's 4x100 meters medley relay. Phelps was relegated to swim in the heats after missing out on a place in the top U.S.

2005-07-29 19:37:49

By Julian Linden MONTREAL (Reuters) - Aaron Peirsol and Leisel Jones both set world records to win their second gold medals at the world swimming championships on Friday while Michael Phelps collected his fourth courtesy of another American relay victory.

2005-07-28 11:34:32

By Julian Linden MONTREAL (Reuters) - American teen-ager Amanda Weir upstaged Australia's world record holder Jodie Henry to set the fastest qualifying time in the women's 100 meters freestyle at the world swimming championships Thursday.

2005-07-27 19:57:10

By Julian Linden MONTREAL (Reuters) - Grant Hackett shattered Ian Thorpe's 800 meters freestyle record at the world championships on Wednesday to join his Australian rival as the only swimmers to win six individual world titles.

2005-07-26 19:43:41

By Julian Linden MONTREAL (Reuters) - Michael Phelps led an American gold rush at the world swimming championships on Tuesday with victory in the men's 200 meters freestyle.

2005-07-26 18:55:47

MONTREAL (Reuters) - Michael Phelps of the United States won the men's 200 meters freestyle final at the world championships Tuesday. Phelps, 20, clocked a time of one minute 45.20 seconds, more than a second outside the absent Ian Thorpe's world record.

2005-07-26 14:03:03

By Steve Keating MONTREAL (Reuters) - One year ago in Athens a distraught Katie Hoff was left throwing up on the Olympic pool deck with her gold medal dreams in ruins.


Word of the Day
pudic
  • Easily ashamed, having a strong sense of shame; modest; chaste.
  • Of or pertaining to the external organs of generation.
The word 'pudic' comes from French pudique, from Latin pudīcus, from pudet ("it shames"). (Wiktionary)
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