BEIJING — Just nine months before the Beijing Olympics, the Chinese government’s news agency, Xinhua, reported that gymnast He Kexin was 13, which would have made her ineligible to be on the team that won a gold medal this week.
BEIJING — The moment Daisy Lowe saw her son tumble to the track during the Olympic trials last month, a stadium full of people in Eugene, Ore., gasping along with her, she knew that no matter how many trainers and doctors rushed to his side, the thing Tyson Gay needed most was her.
BEIJING — Katie Hoff and Kate Ziegler ended their Olympics with a stunner — neither teenager advanced out of the 800-meter freestyle heats Thursday night, ensuring the United States a medals shutout in the grueling event for the first time in 28 years.
BEIJING The What’s-Wrong-With-Roger Federer questions will continue after he was stunned in straight sets in the Olympic quarterfinals by James Blake of the United States, who was 0-8 against Federer before Thursday.
BEIJING — Once LeBron James stole the ball near midcourt, it took just one dribble before he reached the basket for an emphatic reverse dunk.
BEIJING — China’s Du Li has rebounded from an earlier defeat to win gold in the women’s 50-meter, three-position rifle event.
BEIJING — Maybe it didn’t match his astonishing relay leg earlier this week for sheer drama. But the race that Jason Lezak swam this morning was very important to him, too.
BEIJING — Chiara Cainero of Italy has won the gold medal in women’s skeet shooting, beating Kim Rhode of the U.S. and Christine Brinker of Germany in a shoot-off.
BEIJING — Michael Phelps has a new accolade. “He is the icon of the games,” International Olympic Committee president Jacques Rogge said Thursday.
BEIJING — More than a dozen times during the men’s all-around final in gymnastics, Yang Wei took a deep breath and exhaled so hard that his cheeks puffed out, big and round.