March 5, 1997 |
Hilary Lindh's recent downhill victory in the World Alpine Ski Championships at Sestriere, Italy, continued a long trend of excellence by American women ski racers, especially in the big events. Once again, the men were nowhere to be found on the podium. Since Alpine racing began on a major international scale, 23 U.S. women have won medals in the Winter Olympics or world championships, only eight U.S. men.
November 12, 1987 |
Take about 80 female naval recruits and distribute them, along with 300 male sailors, among seven Danish warships. Send the ships out to sea for periods ranging from several weeks to three months, and what do you get? The answer, in part, is five pregnancies and one mid-Atlantic marriage, and a lot of fighting over shipboard bathrooms.
October 22, 2001 |
What if there were a drink that could boost the effectiveness of a standard weight-loss diet, perhaps by as much as 50%? What if this drink could make you burn fat faster and store it slower? And what if this potion, also available in a variety of other forms, wasn't the get-rich-quick dream of an infomercial pitchman or Internet scamster but the pet project of some respectable scientists? Then would you drink your milk?
October 31, 1987 |
This year, with the rival marathon in Chicago out of the running until spring, and with the appearance fees of top athletes spiraling out of control, the powers behind Sunday's New York City Marathon were finally in a position to make an important political and financial decision. Starting this year, with only a few exceptions, they will no longer pay top runners huge bonuses just to show up. "Certainly, the amounts of money were just getting out of hand," said race coordinator Allan Steinfeld.