Rafael Nadal's surprising loss on Sunday to Robin Soderling paves the way for Roger Federer to win the French Open this time.
The land of Adam Smith now teems with a vibrant Islamic banking sector, with even non-Muslims being lured by the model's promise of transparency and stability.
This week will tell whether Roger Federer, the Fred Astaire of tennis, can regain his footing after losing the No. 1 ranking to the hustling Spaniard, or whether a once-in-a-generation shift is under way.
The 2012 host faces numerous challenges, including tight budgets, security concerns, and a dearth of homegrown Olympic champions in many sports.
Spain's Olympic hopes soar after recent championship victories suggest that increased investments and better athlete training are paying off.
With a nod to Ian Fleming, 007 takes on Tehran.