Blistering temperatures highlight start
ATHENS, Greece -- The host city sizzled, in more ways than one, as the Olympics kicked into high gear Saturday with gold-medal debuts by the world's two most powerful swimmers, the suspension of Greece's two star sprinters, and scorching temperatures that plagued athletes and fans alike.
With heat at some venues topping 100 degrees, cycling officials
eased their rules so support crews in cars could hand their riders
extra water during a grueling road race that looped around the
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