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Live from Abu Dhabi Connect the World takes you on a journey across continents, investigating the stories that are changing our world.

Live from Abu Dhabi Connect the World takes you on a journey across continents, investigating the stories that are changing our world.

Friday's Connector of the Day – Boris Becker

January 13th, 2010
05:09 PM ET

With his trademark strawberry blond hair and athletic frame, Boris Becker is one of the world's most recognizable tennis players - and one of the most distinguished.

Boris Becker on the court in 1996 at the Australian Open.

Boris Becker on the court in 1996 at the Australian Open.

Becker is a six-time Grand Slam single's champion and Olympic gold medallist - he is also the youngest person to have ever won the men's single title at Wimbledon at the age of 17.

Born in Germany in 1967, Becker had an early connection with the sport - his father was an architect and built the tennis center in his town.

It wasn't until he stormed the world stage at Wimbledon in 1985 that his name was really put out there as a formidable force in the world of tennis.

After his Wimbledon win, Becker never looked back - winning tournament after tournament.

Standing at more than six feet two inches tall, Becker's game was well known for a powerful serve and heavy returns. Over the course of his career he won a total of 49 singles titles and 15 doubles titles.

He finally retired from the world of tennis in 1999 and was admitted into the Tennis Hall of Fame in 2003.

Here's your chance to ask Boris your questions.

Perhaps you'd like to know how he got to where he is today or maybe you just want some tips on your serve. Whatever you want to ask, here's your chance.

Please leave your questions below.

Thursday's Connector of the Day – Geoff Holt

January 13th, 2010
04:31 PM ET

In a remarkable story of courage and hope, 42-year-old Geoff Holt has become the first quadriplegic to sail across the Atlantic all by himself.

Geoff Holt became the first quadriplegic to sail across the Atlantic.

Geoff Holt became the first quadriplegic to sail across the Atlantic.

Geoff has been paralyzed for 25 years, but he didn’t let that stop him sailing his boat named the Impossible Dream more than 4,000 kilometers on a trip that began in December.

The voyage which took him from the Caribbean to Southampton saw Geoff battle difficult sailing conditions and mechanical problems throughout much of his journey.

At times during his adventure, there was almost no wind – making the sail nearly impossible.

On his voyage, he was accompanied by a carer and filmed by a cameraman.

However, even with the company, Geoff sailed the 18-meter catamaran all on his own.

It was a remarkable achievement for a man that was tragically paralyzed in a diving accident.

Instead of giving in to the horrible challenges that faced him, Geoff fought through the difficulties that lie ahead of him and only thought of the positives.

It’s a true story of courage and determination.

We’d like to know what you think about Geoff and his amazing adventure.

Is this a journey you think you could have made? How difficult was it being quadriplegic? What kind of changes did you have to make throughout the journey?

Please post your question below.


Filed under:  General

Google considers pulling out of China

January 13th, 2010
01:56 PM ET

Google said Tuesday the company and at least 20 others were victims of a "highly sophisticated and targeted attack" originating in China in mid-December, evidently to gain access to the e-mail accounts of Chinese human rights activists.

"Based on our investigation to date we believe their attack did not achieve that objective," according to a statement by David Drummond, senior vice president of corporate development and chief legal officer for Google, operator of the most popular Internet search engine.

Drummond said that as a result of the attacks, Google has decided it is no longer willing to consider censorship of its Google site in China and may have to shut down its site and its offices in that nation.

We'd like to know what you think.

Do you think Google is doing the right thing by deciding not to censor the site in China? Should Google leave the country?

Please post your comments below


Filed under:  General