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SI.com: Jack McCallum: Not even his bush-league struggles could shake Jordan's confidenceupdated: Thu Apr 09 2009 10:12:00

Several months before the 1992 Olympics, Michael Jordan sat down in a suburban Chicago health facility with pole vaulter Sergei Bubka of Ukraine. I was there to chronicle their conversation for a Sports Illustrated story -- albeit a rather invented one -- about two superstars just chilling prior to the Barcelona Games that would re-define the concept of global marketing. Bubka was ill at ease, but Jordan -- aware that I needed something to put in the ol' notebook and genuinely curious about a guy who would stick a pole in the ground, turn himself upside down and tumble 20 feet to earth -- filled in all the conversational cracks.

Top IAAF posts for Coe and Bubka updated: Wed Aug 22 2007 07:50:00

Former Olympic champions and world record holders Sebastien Coe and Sergei Bubka have both been elected as vice-presidents of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF).

Champion vaulter Markov to retireupdated: Wed Feb 28 2007 03:31:00

Former world pole vault champion Dmitri Markov, who hailed from Belarus but scored his most notable achievements wearing Australian colors, has been forced to retire because of a persistent foot injury.

Isinbayeva sets 20th world recordupdated: Sat Feb 10 2007 13:53:00

Yelena Isinbayeva broke her own indoor world record in the women's pole vault in Donetsk on Saturday, clearing 4.93 meters at the "Pole Vault Stars" event.

SI.com: Miles of memoriesupdated: Thu Feb 01 2007 17:48:00

In the hallway between the locker rooms in Madison Square is a large photo of Irish miler Eamonn Coghlan breasting the tape with arms aloft -- and eyes closed. By the time he won the Millrose Games Wanamaker mile for a record seventh time, in 1987, Coghlan didn't need to see where he was going. "I could have run Millrose by the sound of the crowd," he says. "The oohs meant I was going to pass someone. The aahs meant somebody was trying to pass me. If somebody just won the high jump, that was another sound. I knew what every sound meant and felt like. The Garden was so alive. There was never anything like running at Millrose, and there won't ever be again."

Isinbayeva sets another world bestupdated: Sun Feb 12 2006 14:08:00

Olympic and world pole vault champion Yelena Isinbayeva opened her competitive year with a 19th world record in the Ukrainian city of Donetsk.

Isinbayeva dumps long-term coach updated: Thu Nov 17 2005 14:37:00

Olympic pole vault champion and world record holder Yelena Isinbayeva has split with her coach of eight years Yevgeny Trofimov.

Doucoure pips Olympic champion Liuupdated: Fri Aug 12 2005 14:44:00

Ladji Doucoure claimed France's first gold at this year's world athletics championships by winning the men's 110 meters hurdles title in Helsinki.

Isinbayeva aims to be female Bubkaupdated: Wed Aug 25 2004 04:31:00

Yelena Isinbayeva beat her own world record to clinch the Olympic women's pole vault gold on Tuesday coming one step closer to matching the feats of her idol, Sergei Bubka.

Athletes in race for an IOC placeupdated: Wed Jun 23 2004 11:27:00

Moroccan distance runner Hicham El Guerrouj, British rower Matthew Pinsent and Greek sprinter Konstantinos Kenteris are among 32 athletes vying for spots on the IOC athletes' commission.

Flame lit for Olympic torchupdated: Thu Mar 25 2004 00:38:00

The Olympic torch begins its journey around the world following an elaborate lighting ceremony at the birthplace of the Games.

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