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Georgian Luger Dies in Vancouver

21-year-old Georgian luger, Nodar Kumaritashvili, died in a crash during training, hours before the opening of Vancouver Olympic Games on February 12.

"We are all in deep shock, we don't know what to do. We don't know whether to take part in the opening ceremony or even the Olympic Games themselves," BBC quoted head of Georgian Olympic delegation Irakli Japaridze.


Krajicek Cracks the Last Eight

Michaella Krajicek, the Dutch teenager making her third visit to The Championships, secured a place in the quarter-finals for the first time with an emphatic 6-3, 6-4 victory over Laura Granville of the United States.


Bryan Brothers Sweep Into Last 16

Bob and Mike Bryan, the top seeds and defending men’s doubles champions, swept aside the Belgium pair of Olivier Rochus and Kristof Vliegen in straight sets 6-0, 7-6 (7-4), 6-1 to move into the last 16.
The Americans will next face the British pair, Richard Bloomfield and Jonathan Marray, who upset the 16th seeded Poles, Mariusz Fyrstenberg and Lukasz Kubot, 6-3, 3-6, 6-4, 7-5.


Chile dominate frantic fiesta

The FIFA U-20 World Cup hosts might have been celebrating Canada Day but Chile paid no heed to the spirit of celebration on the national holiday as they opened up their Group A campaign with handsome 3-0 victory. Elsewhere, Japan outclassed Scotland, Jordan held Zambia, Uruguay were pegged back by a resurgent Spain and Nigeria squeezed past Costa Rica amid a hectic schedule across the country.

Shim & Shin: Goalscorers in arms

Korea Republic have produced some of the best football of any side so far at Canada 2007. Against the United States, the Asian outfit offered a master class of movement, tactical intelligence and pace. At the heart of this well-oiled machine were two key cogs: Young Sum Shim and Young Rok Shin. What one provides, the other finishes off, and vice versa. Read on for's exclusive interview with this dynamic duo.

Talented tandem leads Brazil

Every generation of Brazilians produces a few gems, and two of the latest to arrive off the conveyor belt are Jo and Leandro Lima, the talented little-and-large pairing who make up the Auriverde attack in Canada. To look at them, the two could not be more different: the one a towering goal machine, the other a diminutive and skilful speed merchant. And while neither managed to find the net in Brazil's opener against Poland, they are raring to go for their next outing against the South Koreans.

Panama hopes in safe hands

The life of Luis Mejia is not like that of most 16-year-olds. A superb display in his side's opening game of the FIFA U-20 World Cup Canada 2007 has seen to that. The teenage shotstopper, who only took up football four years ago, performed heroics to keep Korea DPR at bay, a performance that has seen him hailed as Panama's latest sporting hero by the fans and press back home.

Congo hit back to deny Austria

Congo and Austria played out an entertaining 1-1 draw in front of a crowd of almost 20,000 at Edmonton's vast Commonwealth Stadium on 2 July 2007.


Gama gets Portugal going

The spirited Kiwis made an honest fist of it at a packed National Soccer Stadium in Toronto on Monday, but Portugal's oozing overall class and Bruno Gama's ice-cool set-pieces saw the Lusitanians win out 2-0 to race to the top of Group C.


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