How Much Are Olympic Medals Actually Worth?

Let's say you're among best in the world at some bizarre sport that only gets attention every four years. You can't make money doing it for a living, and eventually you fall on hard times. At the end of your rope, you go to a pawn shop to sell your most treasured possession: your Olympic medal. How much would you get… » 7/30/12 11:30am 7/30/12 11:30am

British Gold Medalist Gets Plastered, Rolls Over a Taxi Bonnet in…

Bradley Wiggins, a double gold medalist in cycling, is the culprit. It's things like this that make people mistakenly believe the British can't handle their alcohol. Or have drinking problems. Wiggins was out celebrating in London House—which is evidently an area of Beijing designed to honor the 2012 Olympics. The… » 8/20/08 11:00am 8/20/08 11:00am