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Other Sport 15 May 2012 | 12:00 AM

Michelle Obama gets US athletes and kids moving

DALLAS (Reuters) - Michelle Obama offered a pep talk on Monday to U.S. athletes who will be competing at the 2012 London Olympics while announcing a nationwide program to get more American children active.

Other Sport 15 May 2012 | 12:00 AM

Mexican divers hope to put one over Chinese at London Olympics

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico is counting on the youthful energy and ambition of teenager Carolina Mendoza to complement the experience of 2009 world champion Paola Espinosa as they bid to upstage China's divers at the 2012 Olympic Games.

Other Sport 14 May 2012 | 12:00 AM

Michelle Obama gets U.S. athletes and kids moving

DALLAS (Reuters) - Michelle Obama offered a pep talk on Monday to U.S. athletes who will be competing at the 2012 London Olympics while announcing a nationwide program to get more American children active.

Other Sport 14 May 2012 | 12:00 AM

London may temper China's gold medal pride

BEIJING (Reuters) - When Chinese athletes swept to the top of the gold medal table during the 2008 Beijing Olympics, the feat was accompanied by a wave of national pride, the culmination of China's

Other Sport 14 May 2012 | 12:00 AM

U.S. men's basketball upbeat despite key injuries

DALLAS (Reuters) - Despite a rash of season-ending injuries to top National Basketball Association (NBA) players, U.S. Olympic basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski said on Monday he believed he can bring a solid team to the London Games.

Other Sport 14 May 2012 | 12:00 AM

Michelle Obama gets U.S. athletes and kids moving

DALLAS (Reuters) - Michelle Obama offered a pep talk on Monday to U.S. athletes who will be competing at the 2012 London Olympics while announcing a nationwide program to get more American children active.

Other Sport 14 May 2012 | 12:00 AM

Japan pins judo hopes on young blood

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese judo has been in a state of decline in recent years but the country is pinning its hopes on an infusion of new blood at the London Olympics.

Other Sport 14 May 2012 | 12:00 AM

London may temper China's gold medal pride

BEIJING (Reuters) - When Chinese athletes swept to the top of the gold medal table during the 2008 Beijing Olympics, the feat was accompanied by a wave of national pride, the culmination of China's

Other Sport 14 May 2012 | 12:00 AM

London may temper China's gold medal pride

BEIJING (Reuters) - When Chinese athletes swept to the top of the gold medal table during the 2008 Beijing Olympics, the feat was accompanied by a wave of national pride, the culmination of China's

Other Sport 14 May 2012 | 12:00 AM

Windsurfer Korzits waves flag for Israel in London

MICHMORET, Israel (Reuters) - Women's RS:X windsurfing world champion Lee Korzits is relying on her affinity with the waves to help her to an Olympic podium place in London, but the Israeli knows the unpredictability of her competitors could cost her more than a medal.