if i may, let me suggest that you pop on over to www.iaaf.org
click on the championships info.
you probably don't realize it, but right now is the world freakin championships of track and field. on saturday, american adam nelson won in the shot put. today, american justin gatlin won the 100 by the largest margin ever in w.c. history. another american got 5th in the discus.
look, i'm used to very few people caring about track and field. but, it's something i do care about, so i figure that i'd pass on that info to you.