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Swimming: Call for Smith's medals to be taken

Football: Colombia's coach `living in fear'

COLOMBIA'S coach, Hernan Dario Gomez, has put into words the fears that weigh on his World Cup squad.

Cycling: Zulle basks in the limelight decks

ALEX ZULLE won the fourth stage time trial of the Tour of Romandie at Romanel, Switzerland, yesterday ahead of his team-mate and the overall leader, Laurent Dufaux.

Football: Poland foil England's plan for Wembley matches

England's hopes of making full use of Wembley in their Euro 2000 qualifying matches have been dashed after their perennial rivals, Poland, reneged on a deal.

Trying to put some bite into the dance

By Louise Levene

Games: World chess lowlights

We have already published all the games from the Anand-Karpov world chess championship final in Lausanne. What we have today is the edited lowlights.

Games: Chess; the World Chess Championship

The top two players on the current international rating list - Kasparov and Kramnik - may be absent from the world championship, but their understudies have been putting on such a splendid show that they have hardly been missed. We should also remember that with the apparent demise of Kasparov's Professional Chess Association, the Fide (International Chess Federation) world championship is now the only proper competition for the title. After three games of the final, which is now being played in Lausanne, Viswanathan Anand and Anatoly Karpov - ranked third and fourth in the world respectively - are level at 11/2 points each. The first two games, which resulted in one win for each player, were full of excitement.

Stalemate in chess match

Michael Adams, for England, and Viswanathan Anand (India) stand level at one-and-a-half points each after three games of the semi-finals of the Fide (International Chess Federation) World Chess Championships in Groningen, in the Netherlands. All three games have been drawn. Anand had the advantage of the white pieces in the final game of the match today.

Onassis Foundation quizzed over kidnap of heiress

Athina Onassis Roussel is the richest child in the world, at 12 the sole heiress to the Onassis billions. Last week, a Swiss judge issued an arrest warrant for seven Israelis suspected of trying to kidnap her. Andrew Gumbel says investigators now believe the Israelis acted on behalf of the Onassis Foundation, the trust that manages the family fortune.

Hitler speaks from beyond the grave

Adolf Hitler and Winston Churchill's voices have been resurrected from rare recordings with the feather-light touch of an optical stylus invented by Swiss researchers.

Gymnastics: Gogean's golden bonus

Gina Gogean, of Romania, yesterday gave herself the perfect retirement present, matching gold medals from the individual apparatus finals at the World Championships in Lausanne. Her two golds in the beam and floor disciplines were enough to place Romania ahead of Russia in the final medal positions.

Americans scrape into team finals

Gymnastics

Swiss sterilisation scandal

Swiss women's groups reacted with shock and outrage to revelations by a historian that doctors sterilised mentally handicapped patients against their will under a law passed in 1928. Hans Ulrich Jost, a professor of history at the University of Lausanne, told Swiss television that many Swiss people - nine out of 10 of them women - were affected by the campaign in the French-speaking western canton of Vaud. He said that a copy of the law, which was passed in Vaud in 1928, was requested by Adolf Hitler in 1934 as a basis for Nazi Germany's own racist legislation.

Athletics: Mackie the bearer of the baton

Simon Turnbull talks to the leading sprinter running in Christie's spikemarks

Obituary: Philip Butler

Why Philip Butler opted to teach French rather than Classics is not clear; he was an excellent candidate for either. Professor of French first at the University of Wales, Cardiff, from 1966 until 1970, he moved subsequently to Wisconsin University, Madison.
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