Topic: Youth Olympic Games

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  • Olympics gymnastics: 5 athletes to watch

    Some of the best Olympic drama can be found on the high beams or mats. This is the stage where Kerri Strug and Nadia Comaneci became global stars. Any slight wobble or misstep can undo a performance, making gymnastics competitions far from predictable. Butt here are five gymnasts who should find themselves in the medals hunt in London.

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  • Olympics gymnastics: 5 athletes to watch

    Some of the best Olympic drama can be found on the high beams or mats. This is the stage where Kerri Strug and Nadia Comaneci became global stars. Any slight wobble or misstep can undo a performance, making gymnastics competitions far from predictable. Butt here are five gymnasts who should find themselves in the medals hunt in London.

  • Progress Watch Saudi girls find freedom in cleats

    A high-energy evening soccer game between two girls' teams is part of a growing female sports movement in conservative Saudi Arabia.

  • Opinion We're winning the fight against doping in sports

    Despite sensational scandals, antidoping efforts – and a shift in values – are restoring integrity.

  • Photos of the Day Photos of the Day 08/26

    Performers in costumes dance during the closing ceremony of the Singapore 2010 Youth Olympic Games at the Marina Bay Floating Platform on Thursday.

  • Photos of the Day Photos of the Day 08/25

    Sgt. 1st Class Charles Godleski, of Ellington, holds his grandson Noah Godleski after he arrives at the Army aviation support facility in Windsor Locks, Conn., on Wednesday. About 110 soldiers of the 250th Engineer Co., Connecticut National Guard who were deployed to Iraq last winter have returned home.

  • Photos of the Day Photos of the Day 08/23

    A man performs with fire during a Hungry Ghost Festival parade along the streets of Keelung, Taiwan, on Monday. It is believed by some worshipers that the gates of hell are opened during the month and dead ancestors return to visit their relatives. The Hungry Ghost Festival started this year on Aug. 10 and ends on Sept. 7 with traditional Chinese operas, puppet shows, and concerts by believers to appease the roaming spirits.

  • Photos of the Day Photos of the Day 08/18

    Theatre director and actor Luis Bevia looks at a huge soap bubble during a media rehearsal of his show "Uuuiii!" in Madrid on Wednesday.

  • Photos of the Day Photos of the Day 08/16

    A resettled Tamil on Aug. 14 sits next to his house in Vavuniya, Sri Lanka, which was damaged during the war between the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) and the government. The government has gradually been resettling around 300,000 ethnic minority Tamils, most displaced in the final phase of the Army's offensive against the LTTE, which ended with the Tigers' defeat in May 2009, after a 25-year war.