In some ways, Michael Phelps is just your typical 23-year-old.
Just one failed drug test has been announced at the Beijing Olympics, for a female Spanish cyclist who tested positive before the games began.
BEIJING — Erzsebet Valkai is an engaging, friendly woman who speaks five languages. She also is a dreaded Italian water polo player, a member of a team that has built a reputation as one of the most brutish in the world.
BEIJING — Lisa Leslie sets U.S. Olympic record going 7-for-7 from the field as the women’s team continues its unblemished run through the Beijing Games with a 97-41 victory against Mali.
BEIJING — Eric Shanteau’s Olympic swimming competition is over. Now he’s ready for a much bigger fight. Cancer.
BEIJING — The U.S. women’s volleyball team, appearing determined to put aside the grief that hung over their first two Olympic matches, defeated Venezuela 3-1 on Wednesday.
BEIJING — A dancer was injured in a rehearsal for the opening ceremony of the Beijing Olympics, and Chinese media reports she could face a life of paralysis.
BEIJING — Too small to compete with the 6-foot-9 Phil remain, Argentina decided to challenge Todd Rogers instead.
BEIJING — The five-day battle between Russia and Georgia killed hundreds, if not thousands, left 100,000 without homes and turned an obscure pair of Brazilians in the Olympics’ biggest beach party into proxies for a war-torn people they barely know.
BEIJING — Even behind the power and grace of Shawn Johnson and Nastia Liukin, almost undeniably the two best gymnasts in the world, the U.S. stumbled Wednesday and couldn’t overcome their powerful Chinese hosts for Olympic team gold.