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Sports Heroes

Where have all the heroes gone? To the track, the tennis courts, golf courses, football stadiums and baseball fields. Our country is brimming with sports heroes of all ages, races and athletic abilities.

Find out more about the athletes we love to watch at the following sites:

Today's Heroes

Michael Jordan is a sports hero among sports heroes. An IMAX film, Michael Jordan to the Max relates his illustrious basketball career. Tiger Woods dominates golf courses worldwide and has inspired a generation of young people to get involved in the game. The Tiger Woods Official Golf Website is packed with biographical information, statistics and career highlights. The Tiger Woods Foundation is working to help children accomplish life goals.

With their 1999 World Cup Championship, Mia Hamm and the rest of the U.S. Women's Soccer Team raised awareness of women in sports and encouraged young woman to reach their personal goals. Women's Soccer World offers a brief biography of Hamm, her career statistics and an overview of the Mia Hamm Foundation, which researches bone marrow disease.




Venus and Serena Williams have come to dominate the court. In 2000, Venus won Wimbledon, the U.S. Open and the Olympic singles titles. Serena and Venus won the doubles titles at Wimbledon and the Olympics. CNN/SI features a timeline of the sisters' careers and ESPN has career highlights of Venus and Serena.

Lance Armstrong rose to hero status when he won the Tour de France in 1999 and 2000 after a victorious battle against cancer. Lance Armstrong Online offers information on his career, training and racing schedule.

Marion Jones won three gold and two bronze medals at the Sydney Olympics. While she didn't accomplish her goal of five gold medals, she earned the respect of the world with her grace, agility and speed. USATF's Athlete Biography offers a brief synopsis of her life and her career stats.

Until 1998, Cal Ripken, Jr. had not missed a baseball game since 1982. This heroic streak combined with his positive image has turned Ripken into a legend among baseball players. The CBS Sportsline's Cal Ripken, Jr. Home Page covers his illustrious career and life in detail.

More Notable Athletes

ESPN compiled a list of the top North American Athletes of the century. The site offers a short biography on each athlete, starting with basketball player Michael Jordan and ending with Jack Johnson, who in 1908 was the first black man to hold the boxing world heavyweight championship.

Distinguished Women of Past and Present offers a list of female sports heroes and links to sites that illustrate their lives and accomplishments.

The Basketball Hall of Fame, Tennis Hall of Fame, Hockey Hall of Fame, College Football Hall of Fame, Boxing Hall of Fame and the International Swimming Hall of Fame allow people to explore the lives and careers of thousands of sports heroes. Visit MuseumSpot.com for additional sports museums.




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