News from the Field

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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

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Cyclist Killed By Olympic Bus

Daniel Harris, 28, was struck and killed by a London 2012 shuttle bus just hours after Great Britain's Bradley Wiggins won gold in the Olympic time trials. Harris, a commuter from Waterloo Road,... Read More

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Kiwi Runs Brothel to Fund Olympic Bid

A New Zealand taekwondo competitor turned to prostitution after racking up $120,000 in travel, equipment, and training costs to compete in the Beijing Olympics. "I came home after the Olympics, and... Read More

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Aussie Billionaire to Clone Dinosaurs?

Apparently Clive Palmer has never actually watched any of the Jurassic Park movies. Palmer, an eccentric Australian billionaire, is rumored to be in discussions with the researchers who cloned... Read More