Tokyo was awarded the 2020 Summer Olympic Games during the 125th International Olympic Committee Session in Buenos Aires, Argentina. A look at the reactions.
May 2 Photo Brief: Bikini shopping in Stockholm, Drug gangs in Brazil and it’s a dog’s life in Germany
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The unique sport of curling remains mostly out of the spotlight. But every four years, that changes, says brothers Hunter and Caleb Clawson, of Clarksville. After each winter Olympics, the Potomac Curling Club in Laurel sees a huge influx in interest at its meetings and open houses. For now, it’s just a core group of devotees shuffling up and down the ice.
The Clawsons, trained by their father Eric for the past eight years, are competing in the International Curling Championships this week in Vancouver. On Sunday, the Clawsons did some training exercises and competed in a friendly match with other club members.
The video below was partly shot on a GoPro camera attached to a curling stone to give a rare perspective of the sport.
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Oct. 3 Photo Brief: Michael Phelps golfs in Scotland, Paris fashion escalates, Britain mourns slain officers, Medvedev and machine gun
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With only 2 days left of the 2012 Paralympic Games, there has been a tremendous amount of victorious moments coming out of London. As for the medal count, The People’s Republic of China is still way ahead with 78 golds (198 total) followed by Great Britain with 32 golds (113 total) and the Russian Federation also with 32 golds (91 total). The top individual medalists are all swimmers with Australia’s Jacqueline Freney bringing 7 gold medals back down under. Tied for second are Matthew Cowdrey, also from Australia, and Jessica Long from the U.S. with 5 golds and 2 silver medals each.