July 30, 2006 |
MUNICH is an easy city to like: clean, bright and livable. It has world-class art museums, stylish shops, wide boulevards, parks and squares. Conviviality overflows in its fabled beer gardens, and its people have an open, animated air. Joachim von Halasz, a London-based financial analyst who often travels to Munich, knows well the attractions of this southern German city, including its towered and turreted Gothic revival Neues Rathaus, which the U.S.
September 11, 2002 |
"May joy and fellowship reign and, in this manner, may the Olympic torch pursue its way through the ages ... ," wrote Pierre de Coubertin in "Expression," a poetic reiteration of modern Olympic precepts that were to "pave the way for a more valiant humanity, stronger, and consequently more scrupulous and generous." To Coubertin, the Olympics were a meeting of nations, rather than entertainment for nations.
September 11, 2002 |
The deadly hostage-taking incident at the 1972 Olympic Summer Games left an indelible mark on this festive city's collective psyche and has come to symbolize the start of an era in which athletes, like political leaders, are regarded as fair game by extremists. But time and an ever-more-terrifying world have allowed the disturbing memories of that savage standoff 30 years ago to fade for many here, while the competition's highlights still burn bright.
September 9, 2002 |
HEADLINES * USC's Williams Leaps 27-0 1/2 to Win Long Jump Randy Williams, a 19-year-old USC freshman from Compton, ended a 48-hour gold-medal drought for the U.S. track and field team with a victory in the long jump. He jumped 27 feet 1/2 inch, then credited a teddy bear that a girlfriend had given him for good luck. Still, the U.S. failed to win the men's shotput for the first time since 1936, George Woods finishing second to Poland's Wladyslaw Komar.
September 7, 2002 |
Matthews and Collett Booed on Victory Stand by Fans Vince Matthews of Brooklyn and Wayne Collett of Santa Monica were booed by the Olympic Stadium crowd for chatting and fidgeting instead of standing at attention on the victory stand during the national anthem. They had finished 1-2 in the 400 meters. Matthews denied any disrespect was intended. "If we wanted to protest, we could do a better job than that," he said. "People are trying to make something out of nothing." *--* HEADLINES *--* But U.
May 9, 1993 |
It might not be everyone's ideal type of accommodation, but this summer the city of Munich will again provide lodging for young visitors--in a 400-person tent on the outskirts of the city--for 7 German marks (about $4.60 U.S.) per night. From June 30 to Aug. 31, the tent will be open daily, 5 p.m.-9 a.m., and officials expect about 20,000 young travelers to make use of it. Guests are provided with blankets and mattresses, and hot tea in the morning.