With world and Olympic champion Miguel Indurain of Spain passing up the World Cycling Championships in Lugano, Switzerland, Chris Boardman was expected to ride to a gold-medal performance in the individual time trial. But a steady rain wiped out any hope the Briton had of regaining the title he won in 1994, and Boardman had to settle for second behind Alex Zuelle of Switzerland. Zuelle finished the 40.4-kilometer race in 48 minutes, 13.86 seconds. Boardman finished 39.79 seconds behind.
The Justice Department accused the nation’s largest architectural firm in a lawsuit of designing sports arenas in six cities that are inaccessible to the handicapped.
Ellerbe Beckett Inc., based in Minneapolis, was accused of violating the Americans with Disabilities Act in its designs of arenas in Boston, Buffalo, Cleveland, Philadelphia, Portland and the District of Columbia.
The arenas fail to provide handicapped spectators with playing-field views comparable to those enjoyed by other spectators, according to the suit filed in U.S. District Court in Minneapolis.