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Jeter, Derek Sanderson

(Encyclopedia) Jeter, Derek Sanderson, 1974–, American baseball player, b. Pequannock, N.J. Drafted by the New York Yankees' in 1992, he played in the minors until he was first…

Sunil Gavaskar

Name at birth: Sunil Manohar GavaskarSunil "Sunny" Gavaskar is a record-setting batsman and a national hero to India's cricket fans. His spectacular professional career began with a bang: in his…

New Olympic Events for 2000

Taekwondo and Triathlon will make their Summer Olympic debuts in Sydney. The triathlon will consist of 1.5-kilometer swim, 40-kilometer cycle and 10-kilometer run, while taekwondo will be contested…

Triathlon

First Olympic Appearance: 2000 by Gerry Brown and Mark Zurlo Did You Know? The triathlon, which was born in San Diego in 1974, is the youngest sport that will be contested at the 2000…

1996 Men's Olympic Shooting Medalists

50m Free Pistol: 1. Boris Kokorev, RUS (666.40 pts); 2. Igor Basinski, BLR (662.00); 3. Roberto DiDonna, ITA (661.80). 50m Free Rifle/3 Positions: 1. Jean Pierre Amat, FRA (1273.90 pts); 2. Sergey…

2000 Men's Olympic Shooting Medalists

50m Free Pistol: 1. Tanyu Kiriakov, BUL (666.0 pts); 2. Igor Basinsky, BLR (663.3); 3. Martin Tenk, CZR (662.5). 50m Free Rifle/3 Positions: 1. Rajmond Debevec, SLO (1,275.1 pts) OR; 2. Juha Hirvi…

2000 Olympic Triathlon Medalists

1.5 km swim, 40 km bike ride, and 10 km run. MEN     Time 1 Simon Whitfield, CAN 1:48:24.02 2 Stephan Vuckovic, GER 1:48:37.58 3 Jan Rehula, CZR 1:48:46.64…

<i>Jeopardy!</i> Is a Proven Winner

"America's Favorite Quiz Show" celebrates its 50th year on television. by Catherine McNiff Related Links Top Syndicated TV ShowsThe Top 10 TV Shows of the CenturyBiography of Alex Trebek The…

Triathlon: World Championship

Contested since 1989, the Triathlon World Championship consists of a 1.5-kilometer swim, a 40-kilometer bike ride and a 10-kilometer run. The 2008 championship…