News from the Field

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Man Throws Bottle, Is Hit by Judoka

If you’re going to throw a bottle onto the track before one of the most highly anticipated races in Olympic history, don’t do it with an Olympic judoka sitting nearby. A man who... Read More

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California Parks Had $54 Million Surplus

Municipalities from around California are demanding the return of their donations after it was revealed that the state's park agency was sitting on $54 million even as it threatened to close 70... Read More

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Trainer Unaware Pistorius Had No Legs

For six months, the trainer for Oscar Pistorius, who is set to become the first double amputee to compete in the Olympics, did not know the runner had no legs. Jannie Brooks, who began working with... Read More

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British Triple Jumper Gone Missing

Days ahead of the triple jump, the whereabouts of Great Britain’s gold medal favorite Phillips Idowu remain unknown. Neither his family nor his agent has been able to reach him. Idowu has a... Read More

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Olympic Boxing Ref Kicked Out

It turns out that if you want to be a boxing ref at the Olympics, you actually need to abide by the rules of the sport. Ishanguly Meretnyyazov of Turkmenistan found this out yesterday when he was... Read More