CHICAGO (Reuters) - Talk show host Oprah Winfrey threw a rousing welcome home party for more than 150 U.S. Olympic medal winners on Wednesday that was a salute to the athletes and a pep rally for efforts to bring the 2016 summer games to America.
Chinese premier Wen Jiabao lit the Beijing Paralympic flame was at the ancient Temple of Heaven in Beijing on Thursday, kicking off the torch relay across China before the 13th Paralympics open on Sept. 6.
BEIJING: There is one expression in English that every Beijinger seems to know. You heard it from bus drivers as they opened the door, from volunteers as they ushered the last journalists out of the work room at a venue at 3 a.m. and from taxi dri...
BEIJING (Reuters) - The Beijing Olympics ended with a blaze of deafening fireworks on Sunday, bringing down the curtain on a Games that dazzled the world with sporting brilliance and showcased the might of modern day China.
BEIJING (Reuters) - Kenya's Sammy Wanjiru led an African sweep of the marathon medals on the final day of the Olympics on Sunday, lifting his arms in triumph as he accelerated around the Bird's Nest stadium for the last lap.
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The International Olympic Committee has ordered an investigation into mounting allegations that Chinese authorities covered up the true age of their gold-medal winning gymnastics star because she was too young to compete.
Jacques Rogge, president of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), has accused Usain Bolt of showing a lack of respect to fellow competitors following his record-breaking gold medal performances in Beijing.
BEIJING (Reuters) - Russia's Larisa Ilchenko took gold on Wednesday by just over a second in the grueling 10km women's openwater swim, a new Olympic event that lived up to its reputation for toughness.
BEIJING, Aug 20 -- China's Yin Jian won gold today in the women's RS:X at the Olympic Sailing Regatta. It's China's first ever Olympic sailing gold. Italy's Alessandra Sensini won silver and the Great Britain's Bryony Shaw claimed bronze.
BEIJING: A painful year behind them and the finish line in front of them, Sanya Richards of the United States and Christine Ohuruogu of Britain pushed forward Tuesday night with the Olympic gold medal in the 400 meters in the balance.
In a manner every bit as emphatic as Usain Bolt's 100 metres victory on Saturday Yelena Isinbayeva last night proved herself the greatest female athlete of her generation. Isinbayeva won a second consecutive gold in the pole vault and broke her wo...