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U.S. swimmer Erin Popovich

Popovich and Du Toit Star in Paralympics Pool

September 17, 2008 12:01 PM
by Denis Cummings
American Erin Popovich and South African Natalie Du Toit dominated their swimming divisions at the 2008 Paralympic Games, combining for nine golds and two silvers.
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  • August 24, 2008 08:00 AM
    Team USA wins men's basketball gold; Kenyan Sammy Wanjiru wins in men’s marathon; U.S. men’s volleyball wins gold; Russia wins rhythmic gold; France beats Iceland for gold in handball;  Hungary wins gold over US in men's water polo; China win final two golds in boxing; games end with closing ceremony.
  • August 23, 2008 12:00 PM
    U.S. women win basketball gold; U.S. sweeps men’s and women’s 4x400; U.S. loses women’s volleyball final; Korea beats Cuba for baseball gold; corruption charges in boxing; Cuban attacks referee.
  • August 22, 2008 07:30 AM
    U.S. and Spain advance to men's basketball final; U.S. men’s volleyball and water polo advance to finals; U.S. baseball falls to Cuba; Rogers and Dalhausser win gold; Clay wins decathlon gold; Bolt wins third gold; Jamaican women flub baton handoff.
  • August 21, 2008 07:43 AM
    U.S. women's soccer wins gold in extra time; U.S. softball shocked in final; Walsh and May-Treanor win gold; U.S. women’s water polo settles for silver; U.S. women’s basketball beats Hammon and Russia; Campbell-Brown beats Felix in 200; Merrit upsets Wariner in 400; Robles wins 110-meter hurdles.
  • August 21, 2008 06:03 AM
    Pepsi is the most-consumed soft drink in China. But Coca-Cola’s Olympics advertising campaigns in the country are upping its product visibility.
  • August 20, 2008 05:37 PM
    The U.S. women’s basketball team plays Thursday morning in the semifinals against Russia, a team led by American Becky Hammon.
  • August 20, 2008 05:08 PM
    The swimming phenom’s eight Beijing golds and seven world records have ensconced him in sports almanacs. But his publicity has also left him prone to gossip mill grinding.
  • August 20, 2008 02:03 PM
    The high ratings and enormous popularity of the Beijing Olympics has many athletes, and their sponsors, looking to cash in with lucrative endorsement deals.
  • August 20, 2008 09:45 AM
    Bolt breaks world record in 200; Redeem Team blows out Aussies; U.S. softball survives against Japan; U.S. baseball also beats Japan; U.S. men's volleyball wins in five sets; BMX makes crash-filled debut; Russian duo win synchronized swimming gold; Ichenko wins swimming marathon; Afghanistan wins first ever medal.
  • August 19, 2008 08:45 AM
    Shawn Johnson wins gold; Chinese men complete gymnastics dominance with two golds; Harper wins hurdles gold after teammate slips; U.S. women’s water polo through to finals; May-Treanor and Walsh win semifinal; U.S. baseball beats Taiwan; Argentina and Nigeria through to men's soccer final; Hoy becomes most successful British Olympian in a century.
  • August 18, 2008 05:20 PM
    High ratings and an Olympic-size marketing frenzy has official sponsors and unaffiliated brands alike shilling out millions in Beijing and on NBC to snare market share.
  • August 18, 2008 09:01 AM
    China continues to dominate international table tennis, but its popularity may be waning as younger generations are attracted to Western sports.