The 1992 Lithuanian men's basketball team was much more than a bad fashion statement punctuated by mullets and tie-dye T-shirts. It was a crusade for liberty, pride and independence. While overshadowed by the U.S. team -- aka the Dream Team -- at the OIympic Games in Barcelona, it was the Lithuanian ... More >>
Ridgway-based journalist and recent MacArthur "genius" grant winner Peter Hessler's work spans China, small towns in southwestern Colorado and back to Nepal. Latest Word has more on the $500,000 award from the MacArthur Foundation which was announced its 22 winners yesterday, as well as a Q&A ... More >>
Last week we reported on the International Olympic Committee's announcement that ski and snowboard slopestyle events have officially been added as medal sports for the 2014 Sochi Winter Games and on the local ramifications of that decision. And wait, there's more: Other big news with a solid ... More >>
Oscar Pistorius was told he couldn't compete in the 2008 Olympics because his prosthetic legs gave him an unfair advantage. The ban was eventually lifted, but the debate lacked an authoritative conclusion until early this month, when a team of six researchers -- a CU professor, student, and f ... More >>
All right, hands up: Who's eagerly awaiting the Olympics this August? [cue crickets] Yep. That's about what we figured. For the non-sportos -- and we're figuring that's you, otherwise, you'd be reading the Sports Guy or The Life of Reily right now -- the Olympics are about as riveting as watching t ... More >>
The Human Rights Torch Relay takes Beijing to task.
The Greco-Roman wrestling gold may be in this heavyweight's grasp. But it's not a lock.