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:
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
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