(L-R) Giovanna Trillini of Italy and Nam Hyunhee of South Korea compete in the semifinals of the women's individual foil fencing event at the Fencing Hall on Day 3 of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games on August 11, 2008 in Beijing, China. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Bongarts) Li Wenquan of China celebrates during the men's archery team round at the Olympic Green Archery Field on Day 3 of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games on August 11, 2008 in Beijing, China. (Photo by Ezra Shaw...Read Full Story
Gyorgy Kolonics, a 36-year-old, two-time Olympic gold medalists from Hungary died Tuesday, after collapsing in his canoe.The canoeing gold medalist lost consciousness and collapsed Tuesday while training for the Beijing Olympics. Paramedics were unable to revive him. As of now, the cause of death is presumed to be heart failure.Kolonics won Olympic gold in the 1996 Atlanta Games in the 500-meter singles and at the 2000 Sydney games in the same event. He received a bronze metal in Atlanta in...Read Full Story
The canoeing competition at the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics will be held from August 11 to August 23 at the Shunyi Olympic Rowing-Canoeing Park in Beijing.