Only four of the top 100 ranked tennis players in the U.S. are African-American. But groups like the Washington Tennis and Education Foundation are working to level the court, and create opportunities for kids who wouldn't otherwise have the chance to play.
Stephen Kiprotich came out of nowhere to win the gold medal in the marathon at the London Olympics. His rags-to-riches story has buoyed spirits in his impoverished homeland. Now, he is grappling with his newfound fame and fortune, while eagerly anticipating the return to his great love, running.
What rankles so many of Lance Armstrong's detractors is the sense that somehow, he artificially enhanced himself to reach seemingly superhuman heights. Yet the story of modern humans, argues philosopher Alva Noe, is a story of our integration with artificial and mechanical enhancements.
Lance Armstrong's announcement that he would no longer fight doping allegations might seem a crushing blow to his foundation for cancer survivors. But Livestrong's CEO says that "for the organization, it's the right thing."
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