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September 14, 1991
Montreal's Olympic Stadium will be closed for at least the next five days after a 55-ton chunk of concrete fell from the structure early yesterday, forcing the Montreal Expos to move four home games next week against National League East opponents.The last-place Expos were scheduled to play the New York Mets and Philadelphia Phillies at Olympic Stadium, but those games will now be played in New York (a doubleheader Tuesday) and Philadelphia (Wednesday and Thursday).No one was injured when the slab fell on to a concrete walkway, police and witnesses said.
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By Gady A. Epstein and Gady A. Epstein,SUN FOREIGN STAFF | August 29, 2004
BEIJING - For a city so consumed with remaking itself in time for the 2008 Olympics - building enough stadiums, roads and apartments to equip an entirely new capital - it is an odd sight: At the two highest-profile projects for the Beijing Games, the Olympic stadium and the swimming center, the work has all but stopped. But no one seems nervous about finishing the projects on time. On the contrary, organizers are trying to make sure they don't finish too early. When Athens was frantically working to be ready for this summer's Games, Beijing was laying foundations for structures that don't need to be finished for four more years.
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November 29, 1991
Olympic Stadium, home of the Montreal Expos, was declared safe to reopen by the Quebec government yesterday.The troubled stadium was closed Sept. 13, when a 55-ton block of concrete dropped from its side, forcing the Expos to play their final home games on the road.The stadium will be back in operation in time for an auto show Jan. 9.The board plans a massive advertising campaign across North America to reassure the public that the stadium is safe to visit.* MARINERS: A proposed deal between Seattle owner Jeff Smulyan and King County would allow the franchise to move if efforts to boost its revenues fall short, according to published reports.
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By Dan Mihalopoulos and Philip Hersh and Dan Mihalopoulos and Philip Hersh,CHICAGO TRIBUNE | August 14, 2004
ATHENS - As athletes marched down the Olympic Stadium track yesterday in what should have been a moment of pure joy for Greeks, their biggest hopeful to win a gold medal on that track remained in a hospital a few miles away. Instead of lighting the Olympic flame, as newspapers here had predicted, Kostas Kenteris was at the center of a controversy sparked by his failure to appear for a doping test Thursday. The Greek Olympic Committee called an emergency meeting for today to discuss the status of Kenteris, the defending gold medalist at 200 meters, and fellow track medal contender Katerina Thanou.
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July 21, 2002
It's a fact The Cardinals haven't made a trade with the Dodgers since Aug. 16, 1988 (Pedro Guerrero for John Tudor). Milestone Alex Rodriguez of the Rangers broke Ernie Banks' record for 30-homer seasons by a shortstop with his sixth. The number 100: Games the Phillies have won at Olympic Stadium in Montreal. They're 100-99 there.
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April 2, 1991
MONTREAL -- The largest crowd ever in the World League of American Football -- 53,238 at Olympic Stadium -- was silenced by the Barcelona Dragons, who beat Montreal, 34-10, behind two touchdown passes from Scott Erney to Gene Taylor to spoil the Machine's home debut last night.The game marked the return of professional football to Montreal. The last game was Nov. 9, 1986, when the Alouettes of the Canadian Football League drew just more than 9,000 for a playoff game against the Toronto Argonauts.
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By DALLAS MORNING NEWS | October 2, 2000
SYDNEY, Australia - What began as a gentle childlike dream little more than two weeks ago ended in a wild party yesterday celebrating all things Australian and bracketing what have been hailed as the greatest Olympic Games of the modern era. From its fantastic start Sept. 15, when Olympic Stadium was transformed into a spectacular world of flying fish and spinning pinwheels, to the unofficial anthems "Waltzing Matilda" and "Land Down Under" that closed the Games, Sydney did its best to show the world Australia.
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May 5, 1998
Braves: PGA golfers David Duval and Lee Janzen got a tour of the clubhouse from pitcher John Smoltz. Duval and Janzen are in town for the BellSouth Classic, a tournament that begins Thursday.Brewers: Milwaukee, which has its first three-game skid of the DTC year, had not lost by more than three runs in its inaugural NL season. Slugger David Nilsson went 1-for-2 with an RBI double in the second game of his rehab assignment with Single-A Beloit.Expos: Rondell White's hitting streak was stopped at 14 games.
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By Paul McMullen | September 27, 2000
One of the logistical pleasures of the Olympics is the rail system, albeit a must in Homebush Bay, where there is no public parking. Along with the Olympic Stadium, several domes and other first-rate facilities, the Sydney organizing committee built a rail terminal that has moved several hundred thousand fans in and out of Olympic Park every day. It's about a 25-minute trip from Central Station in Sydney to the Olympic Park station, and it comes in...
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May 6, 1998
Quote: "This was a home to me for three years. Every time I come here I do think about coming to the stadium as a kid. So it definitely inspires and drives me a bit more." -- The Reds' Eduardo Perez about Olympic Stadium, where his father, Tony, played for Montreal after starring with the dominant Cincinnati teams of the '70s.It's a fact: The Rockies' Vinny Castilla is no Coors Field creation. Nine of his major-league-leading 14 homers have come on the road.Who's hot: The Expos' F. P. Santangelo led off the first with a double yesterday, extending his hitting streak to 14 games.
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July 21, 2002
It's a fact The Cardinals haven't made a trade with the Dodgers since Aug. 16, 1988 (Pedro Guerrero for John Tudor). Milestone Alex Rodriguez of the Rangers broke Ernie Banks' record for 30-homer seasons by a shortstop with his sixth. The number 100: Games the Phillies have won at Olympic Stadium in Montreal. They're 100-99 there.
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By Peter Schmuck and Peter Schmuck,SUN STAFF | April 30, 2002
MONTREAL - The weather is still winter-brisk in this extremely northern baseball suburb of Washington, which is one of the many reasons fans have been slow to warm up to the young and exciting Montreal Expos. The Canadiens are in the NHL playoffs for the first time in four years. School doesn't let out for another month. And, if you really want to get technical about it, there's also that thing about Major League Baseball's closing the franchise for lack of interest or moving it to some more economically attractive location in the next year or so. New manager Frank Robinson, who has been charged with keeping the Expos competitive until who knows what happens to the franchise, looks into the empty stands at Olympic Stadium and summons up the only words he can find to describe the feeling.
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By Kevin Van Valkenburg and Kevin Van Valkenburg,SUN STAFF | February 9, 2002
SALT LAKE CITY - On these quiet, tree-lined streets just south of the University of Utah's campus, the world's races, religions, friends and foes got reacquainted last night. The backdrop, of course, was the opening ceremony of the 2002 Winter Olympics, an event that finally arrived in this city after seven years of planning and billions of dollars of spending. But unlike the polite party inside Rice-Eccles Olympic Stadium that was broadcast around the world, with its fancy lighting and Bob Costas voice-overs, the streets outside were full of unscripted emotion, as thousands from around the world traded pins, patriotism and prejudice.
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By DALLAS MORNING NEWS | October 2, 2000
SYDNEY, Australia - What began as a gentle childlike dream little more than two weeks ago ended in a wild party yesterday celebrating all things Australian and bracketing what have been hailed as the greatest Olympic Games of the modern era. From its fantastic start Sept. 15, when Olympic Stadium was transformed into a spectacular world of flying fish and spinning pinwheels, to the unofficial anthems "Waltzing Matilda" and "Land Down Under" that closed the Games, Sydney did its best to show the world Australia.
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By John Eisenberg | October 1, 2000
SYDNEY, Australia ---They had too much fun. That was the problem with the way Baltimore's Bernard Williams and his 400-meter relay teammates celebrated after winning a gold medal last night in Olympic Stadium. A little bit of joyful preening and silliness is fine at such a moment for any athlete so inclined, but Williams and his teammates just kept going. And going. Too far. And for too long. They were happy beyond words and celebrating the accomplishment of a lifetime, of course, and everyone recognized that.
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By Paul McMullen | September 27, 2000
One of the logistical pleasures of the Olympics is the rail system, albeit a must in Homebush Bay, where there is no public parking. Along with the Olympic Stadium, several domes and other first-rate facilities, the Sydney organizing committee built a rail terminal that has moved several hundred thousand fans in and out of Olympic Park every day. It's about a 25-minute trip from Central Station in Sydney to the Olympic Park station, and it comes in...
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By Bill Glauber and Bill Glauber,Staff Writer | August 10, 1992
BARCELONA, Spain -- So, you want to know how tough the men's marathon is?Take one look at Hwang Young-Cho of South Korea.He was sprinting down the final straight of the 26-mile, 385-yard race yesterday at the Summer Olympics. He was blowing kisses to the crowd, waving his arms, finally crossing the finish with a smile on his face.Then, Hwang took one step. And another. Dropped to his knees, got sick, landed face first on the track and was hauled away on a stretcher.And he was the winner.The Olympics ended yesterday with a marathon for the ages, not mention a race that had medical personnel scurrying around, scraping runners off the track.
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By Don Markus and Don Markus,SUN STAFF | August 2, 1996
ATLANTA -- The disappointment stayed with Dan O'Brien for most of the past four years. First it caused him to drink, then to burn.Last night, he found a way to chase away the ghosts of New Orleans forever.He won an Olympic gold medal in the decathlon.With more than 81,000 fans at Olympic Stadium cheering his every step in the last of the 10 events, the 1,500-meter run, O'Brien, 30, added to his legacy that included three world championships and the world record.The disappointment of not making the U.S. team four years ago evaporated as O'Brien crossed the finish line and raised his arms in triumph.
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By Paul McMullen and Paul McMullen,SUN STAFF | September 24, 2000
SYDNEY, Australia -- Today's cinema schedule lists an 11 a.m. showing of "Alien," with subtitles in Hungarian. On one of the pool tables, a man from Moldavia is teaching a girl from Bangladesh how to break. A large Cuban flag hangs from a balcony near the main entrance. Complete with a view of the flame atop the 110,000-seat Olympic Stadium, the Olympic Village is where approximately 15,000 athletes and coaches from around the world have gotten their mail this month. The 24-hour dining hall can seat nearly 5,000.
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