Phelps Express gets slight breather

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And on the fifth day, he rests ... Sort of. For the first time since the competition began in earnest at the Olympics, Micheal Phelps will... Read more

Shawn Johnson ready for her closeup

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Shawn Johnson is ready for her closeup ... The next American darling of women's gymnastics will compete on all four apparatus in the team... Read more

Dream Team 2k8 survives Chinese scare ... by 31

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It ended, for all intents, when Dwight Howard dunked and trimmed the three-point lead Yao Ming had given China to one point. That made it... Read more

Mr. Olympics, Michael Phelps, delivers

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Visa, Speedo and PowerBar rejoiced as their workhorse, Michael Phelps, smashed his 2 1/2-week-old world record in winning the 400-meter individual... Read more

USA. USA.

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Ryan Zweng was on his way to an study group meeting at a cafe next to the Drum Tower but noticed a much larger than usual crowd milling about... Read more

Thunderous silence

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Less than 4 hours after the murder there were no police; no crime-scene tape; no securing of the area. None of the locals seemed to have been... Read more

Hungary? I'm starving!

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It began, sadly, with a long wait. The local organizers failed to announce an interruption of bus services to and from the main press center... Read more

First impressions

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Where to start? Yes, it is as foggy, smoggy as advertised. It's a sunny Friday morning here, but the sun is a round yellow ball amid a sea... Read more

Tae Kwon Dos and Don'ts

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Right after Sudanese immigrant and Team USA flag bearer Lopez Lomong relayed his heart-rending, significant narrative of a life torn by trials... Read more

Leaves in the Temple

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The air might be a little dingy, but the Temple of Heaven was spotless. The attendant sweeping debris even picked up the rare fallen leaf. Clean... Read more