Several martial artists who train in Alexandria are preparing for the trip across the pond for the 2012 Olympic Games in London; one of them, a native of Mali, is hoping to win the first ever Olympic medal for his home country.
We've been counting down to the London Olympics, and now we're going to meet two women in rowing. The qualifiction for women's pairs was held recently in Princeton, N.J. Sarah Hendershot and Sarah Zelenka came from behind to win a spot on the Olympic team.
Big-time college football is headed for a playoff. On Tuesday, university presidents agreed to a four team playoff system that will result in a national champion, doing away with the BCS. All Things Considered host Melissa Block talks with NPR's Tom Goldman about the move
For the first time in 29 years, an America's Cup sailing event is being held in Newport, R.I., known as the "sailing capital of the world." No longer the sleepy, tactical match of yesteryear, the race now features high-tech catamarans and athletic sailors in body armor.
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