July 15, 1989 |
East German leader Erich Honecker was so infatuated with figure skater Katarina Witt that he made it plain to the government-sponsored newspapers that they could gain favor with him by publishing her picture as often as possible.
July 26, 1996 |
An athlete who hit the international scene swimming in singular fashion as a teenager left the Olympic stage with her fifth individual gold medal in hand. It wasn't Janet Evans. She could have joined American speedskater Bonnie Blair in the record book, but the torch went out of Evans' legendary career in a sluggish sixth-place finish in the 800-meter freestyle in 8 minutes 38.91 seconds Thursday with President Clinton in the stands at Georgia Tech Aquatic Center.