Track and field competition revs up on Saturday, but not before swimmers -- among them, the most decorated Olympian of all time -- make one final splash in the pool. Here are five things to look for Saturday at the 2012 London Games:
Gabby Douglas, Ryan Lochte, and Missy Franklin are the breakout stars at the 2012 games. Showbiz Tonight has more.
Former Olympian and chairman of the 2012 Olympics Sebastian Coe discusses Michael Phelps' legacy with Piers Morgan.
He was probably your first pair of male arms, and, like it or not, the most influential man you'll ever meet. These daughters reflect on the subtle and not-so-subtle ways their fathers shaped them.
The city of Livingstone, in Zambia, is located just 10 kilometers from the spectacular Victoria Falls. Its proximity to the falls makes it a tourist destination, but it also boasts an almost-forgotten past as the home of one of the oldest Jewish settlements in Africa.
CNN's Errol Barnett travels to visits Livingstone, Zambia where investment in infrastructure is aiming to boost tourism.
"Draw something," Abraham Jaffee was told.
Romania insisted Wednesday there was no evidence it had hosted secret CIA prisons as part of the United States' "global war on terror" after September 11, 2001.
The human rights commissioner for the Council of Europe urged countries that have hosted secret CIA prisons to come clean Monday, as the 10th anniversary of 9/11 approaches.
Germany have become the first team to qualify for next year's European Football Championships after thrashing Austria 6-2 in Gelsenkirchen.
A French Mirage 2000 jet fighter collided with a Lithuanian plane during a training mission Tuesday in Lithuania, the French Defense Ministry said.
RIGA, Latvia -- All quiet here on the morning after the FIBA U19 World Championships, except for the footsteps of scattered tourists making their way over the cobblestones, admiring the Medieval and Gothic architecture. Riga is Europe's more underappreciated destinations, a beautiful Baltic capital famous for its Old Town (where I'm sitting outside, writing my final missive), its wealth of Art Nouveau buildings in the city center, and its night-time mix of sprawling summer beer gardens and sweaty Euro-clubs. Its latitude is so far north that it only gets truly dark for a few hours each day, and so the drunks go home around 6 a.m. and give way to the camera-toters only a few hours later.
RIGA, Latvia -- Outside the Arena Riga press room, after the U.S. suffered a stunning 79-74 loss in the quarterfinals of the FIBA U19 World Championships, one of the Russian-speaking writers stopped me and said while smiling, "This has to be really humbling for you guys, no?"
World Cup finalists Spain and Netherlands both retained their 100% records in Euro 2012 qualifying on Tuesday, although neither nation had things their own way against Hungary and Lithuania respectively.
The United States are the new world basketball champions after a comfortable 81-64 victory over host nation Turkey in Istanbul on Sunday.
Team USA is now one win away from their first World Championship gold medal after routing Lithuania 89-74 behind a U.S.-record 38 points from Kevin Durant.
The United States will face Turkey in the finals of the world basketball championships after defeating Lithuania 89-74 Saturday.
The criticism has come in waves for Team USA, and each time it has responded.
There is still a prevailing belief among some Americans that any country that dares to take the floor against the U.S. basketball team should be blown right back off it. They remember 1992, when the Dream Team of Larry Bird, Michael Jordan and Magic Johnson walked over the world by an average of 43.8 points per game at the Barcelona Olympics. This is our sport, they reason in bars across the country. No one should be able to touch us.
Catherine Price is in Lithuania, but her luggage is in Latvia -- maybe.
Efraim Zuroff's great-uncle was kidnapped in Vilnius, Lithuania, on July 13, 1941, by a gang of Lithuanians "roaming the streets of the city looking for Jews with beards to arrest."
Efraim Zuroff, Israel director of the Wiesenthal Center, visits Lithuania, where his relatives were killed during WW II.
Lithuania's Foreign Ministry on Wednesday rejected a report from lawmakers saying the country had hosted secret CIA prisons as part of the "war on terror."
A report by Lithuanian lawmakers says the CIA operated two "black sites" on its soil. CNN's Matthew Chance reports.
NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. -- On Thursday nights here at the A.E. Mascaro Unit of the Boys & Girls Club, an athletically unexceptional gaggle of men gather to play a brand of pickup basketball one would indisputably describe as "bad."
Here's one reason to move to Lithuania: Eight weeks of time off.
South Korea leads the world in providing broadband services, according to a study released on Thursday. The United States did not make the top 10.
World champions Italy opened a two-point gap in World Cup qualifying Group Eight ahead of Wednesday's home clash against nearest challengers Republic of Ireland in Bari.
Chelsea striker Nicolas Anelka dealt French World Cup ambitions a blow on Monday when he withdrew from a critical qualifying double against Lithuania with a toe problem.
Toulouse striker Andre-Pierre Gignac has been handed his first call-up to the France squad for their two World Cup qualifiers against Lithuania.
France threw coach Raymond Domenech a lifeline by battling back to secure a 2-2 draw against Romania in their World Cup qualifying match in Constanta on Saturday night.
Andrey Silnov of Russia won the men's high jump at the Beijing Olympics by clearing 2.34 meters without a miss to secure the gold, before failing three times at 2.42.
Usain Bolt makes the impossible seem commonplace. His running has been so spectacular here that he has forced hard-traveled track scribes to consider the question: Can Bolt break Michael Johnson's 12-year-old record in the 200? The time to beat is 19.32.
A message awaited members of the U.S. team a few hours ago, as they boarded the bus for Tuesday afternoon's practice at Beijing Normal University. On every seat someone had left a piece of paper that read, TAKE NOTHING FOR GRANTED [0-0].
Scottish giants Rangers slumped to a shock European exit when Linas Pilibaitis gave FBK Kaunas 2-1 a aggregate win in their Champions League second qualifying round tie in Lithuania.
At every major international tournament, the competition finds one chink in the Americans' armor and tries to exploit it.
Russia have completed their build-up for the Euro 2008 finals with a comfortable 4-1 win over Lithuania in Burghausen, Germany.
CNN's Richard Quest begins his search for Christmas spirit in Lithuania to switch on the Christmas lights.
Canadian plane manufacturer Bombardier has asked airlines to inspect its Q400 aircraft after two of the planes, operated by Scandinavian Air, crash-landed in Europe this week.
Striker Kenny Miller dealt Scotland a blow on Tuesday when he was ruled out of their forthcoming Euro 2008 qualifiers because of a hamstring injury.
Two superb strikes from Fabio Quagliarella on his first start gave Italy a 2-0 win over Lithuania in a Euro 2008 Group B qualifier on Wednesday.
AC Milan striker Filippo Inzaghi returned to the Italy squad on Monday for the Euro 2008 qualifying games in Faroe Islands and Lithuania.
Police have launched a formal investigation into the brandishing of a racist banner by home fans during Saturday's Euro 2008 qualifier against France, the Lithuanian Football Federation said Monday.
Craig Beattiie's 89th minute goal gave Scotland's new coach Alex McLeish a winning start with a 2-1 victory over Georgia and kept the Scots out in front in Group B of the European Championship qualifiers.
Arsenal's Abou Diaby and Chelsea's Lassana Diarra were among four newcomers called up by France coach Raymond Domenech on Thursday for a Euro 2008 qualifier against Lithuania and a friendly against Austria later this month.
Jon Dahl Tomasson struck twice as Denmark comfortably beat Australia 3-1 at Queens Park Rangers' Loftus Road in an international friendly on Tuesday.
France turned the tables on World Cup winners Italy with a 3-1 victory in a pulsating Euro 2008 Group B qualifier in Paris on Wednesday.
World Cup runners-up France began the post-Zinedine Zidane era in impressive fashion by crushing Georgia 3-0 in their opening Euro 2008 qualifier.
Sevilla defender Ivica Dragutinovic is set to miss Serbia & Montenegro's World Cup qualifiers against Lithuania and Bosnia after suffereing an injury at the weekend.
A devastating second-half strike from substitute Albert Luque gave Spain a narrow 1-0 home win over Lithuania.
Real Zaragoza striker David Villa has been drafted into Spain's squad for the World Cup qualifiers against Lithuania and Bosnia, after Raul Tamudo was forced to drop out because of injury.
British authorities trying to identify a mute pianist found wandering on a beach have been given more than 300 possible names, but have yet to establish his identity.
NATO Secretary-General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov have signed an agreement that will allow joint military exercises and eventually a joint military capability.
Spain's World Cup qualifying hopes are in the balance after being held to a goalless draw by Group Seven rivals Serbia and Montenegro in Belgrade.
Marius Stankevicius scored the equalizer in the 61st minute Wednesday to help Lithuania earn a 1-1 draw with host Bosnia in a European World Cup qualifier.
Israel scored a scrappy 2-1 victory over Cyprus on a wet night to join Ireland and France on eight points at the top of European Group Four.
A 5-0 win over San Marino moved Serbia and Montenegro to the top of World Cup qualifying group five as Spain were held to a goalless draw by Lithuania in Vilnius.
Spain will hope to overcome an unconvincing start to their World Cup qualifying campaign with a confident performance against Group Seven leaders Lithuania.
Quick-fire goals from strikers Albert Luque and Raul gave Spain a 2-0 win over nine-man Belgium in their World Cup Group Seven qualifying tie.
Spain coach Luis Aragones has called up midfielders Fran Yeste and Xavi and dropped Real Madrid's Ivan Helguera and Fernando Morientes for his side's World Cup qualifiers against Belgium and Lithuania.
Juventus striker Alessandro Del Piero has been ruled out for two weeks with an Achilles tendon injury.
If you are looking for a place to start a new business you may want to consider either Slovakia or Colombia for a new office.
Spain were fortunate to take a point from their opening World Cup qualifier when they scraped a barely deserved 1-1 draw with Bosnia in a Group Seven match in Zenica.
The United States at least retained one of their Olympic basketball titles as the American women beat Australia 74-63 in the gold medal match.
Former Lithuanian president Valdas Adamkus, who guided the ex-Soviet, pro-West republic into the European Union and NATO, has won the Baltic nation's presidential election over Peasants' Party leader Kazimira Prunskiene.
I am on the wrong side of 40 and probably too old to be going out with students pub-crawling and clubbing.
For two weeks, Richard Quest and his team are traveling around countries about to join the European Union on May 1. We asked for your views. The following are a selection of your e-mails.
Lithuania's parliament voted Tuesday to remove President Rolandas Paksas on charges he illegally granted citizenship to a Russian businessman who contributed to his campaign.
Seven eastern European countries have been welcomed into NATO as the military alliance said it was turning its attention to new challenges and threats.
Europe is on the verge of a period of dramatic growth.
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