Skier Lindsey Vonn and her husband Thomas have filed for divorce after four years of marriage. Vonn, 27, won a gold medal in super-G at the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver, Canada and with 42 world cup victories is the most decorated women's alpine skier in U.S. history. Thomas Vonn, a former U.S. Ski Team racer, had acted as her manager and sometimes coach since the couple began dating in 2006. In October, Vonn became only the second American to win a World Cup title in all five skiing disciplines... Read More
A third boat in the Volvo Ocean Race is facing a potentially devastating setback only weeks after the around-the-world event began in Spain. The Puma boat, captained by American Ken Read, broke its mast in three places on Monday some 2,000 miles from the ship's destination in Cape Town, South Africa. Teams from Abu Dhabi and China have already been forced to take a points penalty and ship their vessels to South Africa. The Puma team took a fuel resupply on Wednesday that will allow it to reach... Read More
The hacker behind the 2009 release of emails between climate researchers has made public another batch one week before this year’s greenhouse gas negotiations in Durban, South Africa. The emails, stolen from the University of East Anglia, purport to show scientists conspiring to misrepresent the intensity of climate change. An investigation into the 2009 emails found no instances of scientific misconduct.
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Seven people arrested in conjunction with the 2006 Operation Puerto doping scandal are likely to face charges in a Spanish court over claims that they helped cyclists blood dope. The seven include Dr. Eufemiano Fuentes, a medical doctor who has advised dozens of professional cyclists, and former Pro Tour team manager Manolo Saiz. Operation Puerto, a years-long investigation into doping in professional cycling and other sports, resulted in a ban for cyclist Ivan Basso and implicated many of the... Read More
A team of highly experienced Russian mountaineers is planning to become the first climbers ever to summit K2 in winter. The 16-man team will be led by Russian Viktor Kozlov. Known for groundbreaking climbs, Kozlov made the first ascent of K2's Western face in 2007. With a one-in-four fatality rate, K2 is the second deadliest mountain in the world. All previous winter summit attempts have ended in failure.
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