LaShawn Merritt banned from competition for 21 months
The punishment for U.S. quarter-miler
After winning a bronze medal at the 1948 London Games despite a 104-degree fever, Fuchs won 88 straight competitions and broke the world record four times. His best throw came in Eskilstuna, Sweden in 1950 when he tossed the shot 17.95 meters (58 feet, 10 3/4 inches). He won his second bronze medal at the Helsinki Games in 1952, despite a severe sprain in his throwing hand. In order to compensate for another injury (this time a leg injury), Fuchs developed the so-called sideways glide that he continued to use during his career.
After he retired, Fuchs became a successful businessman in the communications industry and also worked with Yankee boss
Neither the Paralympics nor the summer's inaugural Youth Olympics are above doping disqualifications. Last Saturday, officials announced that from the more than 1,200 tests conducted at the Youth Olympics, two wrestlers, Ecuador's
In Rotterdam, both the U.S. men and women have qualified for the team finals at the World Gymnastics Championships. Individually,
On the men's side,
A pair of speedy Kenyans, four-time Boston Marathon champ