Roger Federer (German pronunciation: [ˈfeːdərər]; born 8 August 1981) is a Swiss professional tennis player who is currently ranked world no. 4 by the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP). He has been ranked inside the top 10 continuously since October 2002 and the top 20 since April 2001. Numerous commentators, pundits, and former and current players of the sport regard Federer as the greatest tennis player of all time.[a]<p>He holds several men's world records of the Open Era: holding…
TG17210a 80th memorial anniversary of Pierre de Coubertin (Olympic fencing since 1896; Pierre de Coubertin (1863–1937), Pierre de Coubertin was particularly fond of rugby and was the referee of the first ever French championship rugby; The javelin was part of the pentathlon of the Ancient Olympic Games beginning in 708 BC; Pierre de Coubertin practiced boxing, fencing, horse riding and rowing)
The Devastated Wetlands: Photographer Gerald Herbert on the Oil Spill's Deadly Toll
Alice Milliat, a French athlete who dominated rowing, soccer, and track and field competitions, was fed up with restrictions keeping women from Olympic competitions. So she organized a new Olympic Games—one for women only, the first of its kind.
"In the quarter final he was easily beating French opponent Saurin when a family of ducks strayed into his lane. Pearce momentarily stopped rowing to let the ducks pass; he still won by 20 lengths and broke the course record."