John Dane III made several failed Olympic bids before the 2005 hurricane destroyed his yacht manufacturing business. He persevered, rebuilt his business, and is now sailing for gold.
Tourists complain that security concerns have subdued Beijing's nightlife
Up to 1.5 million residents lost their homes to Olympics-related development, often with little compensation or choice. Defiant homeowners have seen their property trashed.
Cyclist Sarah Hammer quit at age 20 to pursue a ‘normal’ life. Now she’s going for gold.
Perhaps nothing at these Games will be more precious than that one moment, when we caught a glimpse of a young woman whose gifts stretch well beyond sports.
The state sports system has produced the world’s best gymnasts and divers, but competitive team events like soccer lag behind.
Former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra, facing corruption charges, fled to England this week. His absence may hurt the pro-Thaksin ruling party but also ease political strife.
Athletes supported by generous endorsements are able to swim well past their college years.
Scalpers are technically subject to jail. But the black market for Olympics tickets is flourishing – sometimes right outside the venue.