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History drives Thomas

Twice in the past week, Iwan Thomas has, to borrow the words of Ron Pickering, opened his legs and shown his class. It was Alberto Juantorena who inspired that immortal observation and Thomas, in Sheffield last Sunday and in Lausanne on Wednesday, ran inspiringly within range of the time that won Cuba's human missile the Olympic 400m title in Montreal, 44.26sec. "Who?" Thomas responded when his proximity to Juantorena on the all-time list was mentioned.

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Athletics: Bailey prepares for the real deal

Donovan Bailey, the Olympic 100 metres champion, faces a serious test of his form tonight after the hype and huge pay packets of this season's showdowns with Michael Johnson and Linford Christie.

Athletics: Edwards takes a week's rest

The world triple jump record holder, Jonathan Edwards, has pulled out of two grand prix meetings this week - one in Lausanne tomorrow plus Oslo's Bislett Games on Friday - with a heel injury.

Athletics: Hough prepares to hurdle the class barrier

Simon Turnbull meets the young athlete who has leapt on to the grand stage

Athletics: European move to reduce drug bans

The European Athletic Association said yesterday that they will back proposals by the International Amateur Athletic Federation to reduce bans for drug offences to two years.

Swiss seize luxury 30-room villa

BERN, Switzerland (AP) - Just hours before the announcement that Mobutu Sese Seko was giving up his powers, the Swiss government said that it was seizing a villa near Lake Geneva which belonged to the beleaguered President.

Obituary: Prince Napoleon

On every 5 May, the anniversary of Napoleon's death on St Helena in 1821, it is customary for the Bonaparte family, their friends and supporters, to lay a wreath on Napoleon's tomb in the Invalides. His memory is celebrated in a mass. But on 5 May last they were in mourning for the head of their family, Louis Bonaparte, Prince Napoleon. His Imperial Highness, as he was called, had died in Switzerland two days previously.

Ice skating: Tara Lipinski becomes youngest women's world figure skating champion

Tara Lipinski, of the United States, at 14 years old became the youngest- ever women's world figure skating champion in Lausanne, Switzerland on Saturday.

Ice Skating: Lipinski sets early pace

Tara Lipinski narrowly won the short program at the World Figure Skating Championship in Lausanne, Switzerland, yesterday to raise her hopes of becoming the youngest women's world champion in history.

Ice skating: Gritshuk and Platov reign

Oksana Gritshuk and Evgeny Platov blended a spectacular interpretation of Arab culture with the special demands of ice dancing to win their fourth successive world title in Lausanne, Switzerland yesterday.

Ice Skating: Sophie Moniotte & Pascal Lavanchy compete in ice dance competition

Making moves: Sophie Moniotte and Pascal Lavanchy get into their routine during the ice dance competition at the World Figure Skating Championships in Lausanne yesterday. The French pair are in fourth place behind Oksana Gritschuk and Yevgeny Platov, the Russian partnership, who are now close to their fourth consecutive title. In the men's event, Elvis Stojko, of Canada, regained his title utilising a quadruple-triple combination to rally from fourth place. Stojko's task was made easier when Alexei Urmanov, of Russia, who led after the short programme, withdrew with a groin injury suffered on Wednesday after trying to warm up. The day was marred by the death from a heart attack of Carlo Fassi, one of skating's most successful coaches. He was 67.

Narrow lead for Urmanov

Alexei Urmanov edged into the lead after the men's short programme at the World Figure Skating Championships at Lausanne, Switzerland yesterday, but the Olympic champion's lead was far from impregnable.

Kwan has to suffer growing pains: Ice skating

The ageing process can be painful for figure skaters. Michelle Kwan, only 16, is facing the prospect of losing her world title to a 14-year- old fellow American.

Ice skating: Advantage Eldredge

Todd Eldredge drew first blood against Elvis Stojko of Canada, whom he deposed as champion last year, when the world figure skating championships began in Lausanne yesterday.
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