Here is what became of the Hungarian athletes and coaches who defected after the 1956 Melbourne Games. Some of them returned home, where they were welcomed back and some even represented Hungary in later Olympics. Those who remained in the U.S. pursued a variety of careers, not just in sports, and many raised families and achieved considerable success.
By qualifying fourth for the season-opening Australian Grand Prix, Michael Schumacher offered a tantalising hint he was ready to shake off the indifferent form he has displayed since returning to Formula One in 2010.
A twin-engine aircraft that may have had a student pilot at its controls crashed Thursday while on takeoff at Florida's Palm Beach International Airport, killing three people and injuring one, officials said.
Jon, I don't mean to pick on you because many writers made the same mistake, but I seem to remember you writing just before the 2008 U.S. Open that Fed might struggle to ever pass Sampras's mark and that his time at the top was over. Any regrets about that now? --Paul Collins, Halifax, Nova Scotia
So it has come to this in the world of big-time tennis: You're 28 years old, absolutely in your prime, cherishing the game -- and you're some kind of mythical superhero, a miracle of longevity and commitment.
It's Saturday. It's Sunday. It's April. Regardless of what time it is in your precinct, here in Melbourne we're halfway through with our first major. Which means it's time for our 2010 Australian Open midterm grades
Isn't it surprising, Jon? Roger Federer only came up with the "Hit for Haiti" idea on Saturday morning. Television only advertised it on Saturday afternoon and evening, and the papers the next morning. I was there and we had a great time. It is quite astounding that they were able to organize it in one day -- and good on people for coming. Laver was full capacity and it still surprises me, even with the realization that Down Under is a sports-mad society. Props for Tennis Australia, players and fans. A chunk of change was donated, too. -- Deepak, Melbourne
For many of us the thought of going to the gym makes us sweat -- in fear. Common anxieties include the crowds, the strange machines, the unforgiving exercise clothes and the likelihood of doing the exercises all wrong.
As the Formula One season begins this weekend in Melbourne, SI.com thought it would be fun to debate whether open-wheel racing is more difficult than the stock cars of NASCAR. Lars Anderson and Mark Zeske each offer their opinions.
The Scene spent the day in Melbourne with actress Holly Valance. Do you have a favorite hangout in Australia's second city? What do you think of Holly's work? Send us your suggestions and ideas and we'll post your comments here.
If Sydney is Australia's glamorous socialite, Melbourne is its hipper, younger, southern sister. Lounging on the banks of the brown Yarra river, hugging Port Phillip Bay, it's the heart and the height of Australian culture, cuisine, fashion and sport.
Here are airline restrictions put in place since the discovery of an alleged terror plot aimed at airliners flying between Great Britain and the United States. This information comes from each country's domestic security and aviation agencies: