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Connector of the Day: Nadia Comaneci

October 15th, 2009
08:06 PM ET

LONDON, England - Nadia Comaneci is one of the most famous gymnasts in the world.

Nadia Comaneci as she appeared on CNN last year promoting Botox

Nadia Comaneci as she appeared on CNN last year promoting Botox

Born in Romania, she represented her country in 1976, at the age of 14, at the Montreal Summer Olympics - and dazzled the world by attaining the first ever perfect 10 score in gymnastics.

She defected from Romania and escaped to the U.S. in 1989 just weeks before the revolution against Ceausescu's regime.

Her arrival in America was tarnished with scandal - her companion Constantin Panait who had helped her escape Romania was a married man and father of four children.

Comaneci distanced herself from Panait and made a life for herself touring the States modelling and doing promotion work.

She has since returned to Romania where she married fellow athlete Bart Conner.

The pair now live in the U.S. and work with young gymnasts. Comaneci also works in Romania on charitable causes.

Last year, she appeared on CNN promoting another cause; the use of Botox as a way for people to remain youthful.

If you want to ask her about her incredible childhood achievements at the Olympics, or her escape from Communism, then send in your questions for Nadia Comaneci here.

Or you might want to ask her what she makes of today's Olympic events and athletes. We'll put your questions to her in Friday's show.

Should the drugs trade be legalized?

October 15th, 2009
05:23 PM ET

The reports from CNN's Karl Penhaul on cocaine and Colombia all this week have a big hit on the web and on TV.

A gang member sniffs in a cloud of cocaine dust as he cuts the drug with other substances

A gang member sniffs in a cloud of cocaine dust as he cuts the drug with other substances

His stories of hired assasins, cartel wars, submarine smugglers, gangsters molls, multibillion dollar deals and an overrun police force in the cocaine capital of Medellin have attracted thousands of hits and hundreds of comment from around the world – and been watched by hundreds of thousands on the small screen.

His knowledge of and contacts in Colombia - from years of reporting on the cocaine trade in this deadly region - have combined to deliver a unique insight this week for the CNN audience.

Tonight on the first ever Connect The World webcast on CNN.com Live at 2100 GMT/2300 CET with accompanying live Skype text chat from 2030 GMT/2230 CET, Karl joins Max Foster to discuss his reports and answer your questions.

Should cocaine be legalized? What do you want to ask Karl about the drugs trade? If you want to take part in the discussion, check here later for links to the Skype chat, or add a comment or question for Karl below.

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