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Today In Sports History for Aug. 3

...and second world record. The 16-year-old turns it on over the final four laps of the 800 freestyle to win in 8 minutes, 13.86 seconds and take down the mark of 8:14.10 set by Britain's Rebecca Adlington at the 2008 Olympics.
Bigger beach volleyball fest

...London (May-Treanor has retired). Also in attendance will be Phil Dalhausser, the American gold medalist from the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, and many of the top international players who went a decade without having a reason to play on U.S...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...endorsed Beijing's bid to host the 2008 Olympics, making the Chinese capital...endorsed Beijing's bid to host the 2008 Olympics, making the Chinese capital...endorsed Beijing's bid to host the 2008 Olympics, making the Chinese capital...
China's stubborn abuses

This editorial appeared in today's Los Angeles Times: China may win the right this week to host the 2008 Olympics, but its victory wouldn't offer anything to cheer about. Beijing has not been attempting to improve its human rights record...
A particular risk

...Sunday's Washington Post: Just a few days ago, the International Olympic Committee endorsed Beijing's bid to host the 2008 Olympics, making the Chinese capital a finalist along with Paris and Toronto. "The commission is clear that none of them...
Rising steel costs shape building prices as they came," Williams said. Steel prices are rising most notably because China is buying materials for the 2008 Olympics in Beijing and its own internal consumption, city architect Rod Wilson said. A coal mine fire in West Virginia...
Fisherman swimmer

...four years and I miss it. I just enjoy fishing," Gibb said. After the summer he plans to resume training for the 2008 Olympics and may become a graduate assistant coach at Auburn. But for now, his goal is swimming in the 2004 Olympics...
Gibb, Blackhurst fall short in bids for Athens

...teams, said before the meet he plans to continue training through the 2008 Olympics. He is working on a masters degree in health, physical education...championship. Before the meet, Gibb said he plans to keep training for the 2008 Olympics.
Usain Bolt recovers to win the 100 meters at Diamond meet in London record before Bolt broke it in 2008. He also helped the Jamaicans to the 4x100-meter relay gold medal at the 2008 Olympics.In almost 20 minutes with reporters, Bolt avoided any direct criticism of his fellow athletes."In life things...
In the stacks: New nonfiction DVDs for adults

...filmmaker Miao Wang returns to her hometown of Beijing to chronicle the way the city is changing in anticipation of the 2008 Olympics. Things move quickly in China, and when the country is preparing for something as momentous as the Olympics, change...


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