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  • We're All Winners

    Olga Korbut

    Olympic athletes and their history-making moments inspire and provide us with lasting memories. Weekend America's Charlie Schroeder spoke with some former Olympians and had them reflect on the iconic moments that have made them historic figures.

  • Gigs by Canoe

    Christopher Bell

    Summer is a time for music, but what happens when your musician can't afford to get to you? Christopher Bell has remedied the rising cost of gas by deciding to canoe to his shows. He's in week two of his six-week tour down the Erie Canal. He hopes to make it to Manhattan by the end of the tour.

  • To Dare Mighty Things

    Candyce and David

    When the Tour de France wraps up in Paris, the riders will have covered a total of 3,500 kilometers or 2100 miles. That's roughly two-thirds the distance across the United States. Now, that might seem like an awfully long time to be on a bicycle but, not to Candyce Deddens. She's no stranger to long bike rides.

  • Scaling Swiftcurrent Pass

    Ptarmigan Tunnel Pass

    Swiftcurrent Pass in Glacier National Park rises sharply from Going to the Sun Road, a winding highway that slithers along the edge of a deep valley in the center of the park. From the car, the mountains look impossibly steep and majestic. From the tree-covered trails, they just look impossibly steep.

  • Catching the Big One

    Chris on the hook

    More than 30 million people in the United States fish each year. What a nice relaxing way to spend the weekend. Kicking back, waiting for a nibble. But sometimes fishing can go wrong. Very wrong.

  • The Tiger Woods of Tennis?

    Already a prodigous player

    Six-year-old Jan Silva is already being referred to as the Tiger Woods of tennis. A video of Jan playing tennis when he was 3 led to an invitation to move from California to live and train at one of the world's premier tennis schools in France. Already, the attention of the tennis world is riveted by the sport's next big prodigy.

  • Putting the Love Back into Hockey

    The Couple That Plays Together

    Benjamin Salisbury grew up in Minnesota, where kids learn how to play ice hockey while still in diapers. But his mom forbade him to play, thinking it was too violent a game. Now that he's grown up and 2,000 miles away in Los Angeles, he's finally learning how to play -- and his wife Kelly has joined him in the rink.

  • Old-School Wrestling, Alive and Well

    It's all real...

    Hulk Hogan-like personalities and WWE Wrestlemania stadium events on cable TV all but killed off the regional pro wrestling scenes that filled arenas for decades. But in St. Louis, a working-class cast of characters keeps the spectacle alive -- just on a more intimate scale.

  • Eating Our Way Out of the Carp Dilemma

    John Parker shows off his 18-pound carp

    A growing number of fishermen love angling for carp, a much-maligned bottom-feeding fish. That's a good thing -- Asian carp are pushing out native species in U.S. lakes and rivers. One food writer says a good way to keep numbers down is to put carp dishes on restaurant menus and develop a taste for the bland white fish.

  • The Toughest Olympic Hurdle

    Renaldo Nehemiah competes in 1987

    In 1980, Renaldo Nehemiah was was, at that moment in time, the best hurdler in the world. Nobody was faster and nothing was going to stand in his way of winning a gold medal in the 100-meter hurdles. Desiree Cooper spoke with Nehemiah about the one hurdle he couldn't get over -- President Carter's Olympic boycott.

  • Passing the Crown of Mr. Irrelevant

    Ramzee Robinson

    It's NFL draft weekend, and pro football teams will be fighting for the best college players. The first pick of the draft is a coveted position -- but surprisingly, the last has its perks, too. Weekend America sits down with the last pick of the 2007 draft, aka "Mr. Irrelevant."

  • From Golf Hustler to PGA Pro

    Pro golfer Alton Duhon

    Al Duhon started out as a golf hustler in South Los Angeles and was making money playing golf before the first black player broke the PGA race barrier. At 83, he still teaches kids about the game that has him hooked.

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