We enjoyed your story on the “Ethics of hard-sell adoption” (Cover, July 26) about using websites and videos to “market” children for adoption. As parents who five years ago adopted our now 11-year-old son, we are excited and very supportive of the excellent use of technology to raise awareness for children awaiting adoption—they will benefit so greatly from a supportive family environment.
THE QUEST FOR precision in Athens is advancing amid some serious Montreal chaos. Rock music echoes off tiled walls. Shrieking little girls are hurtling themselves from platforms high enough to turn most adult legs to jelly. And flying bodies of all sizes are hitting the pool in such rapid succession that the surface froths like cappuccino.By JONATHON GATEHOUSE5 min
THIS COUNTRY’S BEST track-and-field medal hope, the reigning world indoor and outdoor women’s hurdles champion, a budding superstar on the European circuit, still doesn’t own a car. So on a steamy Saturday morning, less than two weeks before the start of the Summer Games, and fresh off a flight from a meet in Sweden, Perdita Felicien has marshalled a group of vehicle-rich friends to help her and her roommate haul boxes of books, clothes, and disassembled Ikea furniture into their new digs.By JONATHON GATEHOUSE5 min
IT’S A MUGGY summer morning in London, Ont. Rain threatens, the wind has picked up, and a flotilla of sailboats has added its wake to the chop on Fanshawe Lake, summer home of Canada’s national women’s rowing team. Veteran coach Al Morrow couldn’t be happier.By KEN MACQUEEN5 min
IN HIS DAY, Milo of Kroton was the Olympics brightest star. The hulking wrestler won five straight titles at Games between 532 and 516 BC; in the absence of 24-hour sports networks, news of his victories was distributed far and wide by carrier pidgeons.By JAMES DEACON4 min
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