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  1. Katie Ledecky wins USA Swimming athlete of year

    Olympic and world champion Katie Ledecky has been selected USA Swimming athlete of the year.

    Story | Conversation | September 15, 2013
  2. A Golden girl in Spain


    On this day in 1992, the Summer Olympics opened in Barcelona, and a 16-year-old American would become golden. Jennifer Capriati defeated Arantxa Sanchez Vicario in the semifinal and upset Steffi Graf in the final. Capriati, who had been in the world ...

    Blog | July 25, 2013
  3. Jing Yan, 16, holds hopes of Chinese

    Lewine Mair

    HOYLAKE, England -- There was a glimpse of what is to come with the performance of 16-year-old Jing Yan, the youngest Chinese player -- man or woman -- to have qualified for a major. Though she was not making quite the same impact as 15-year-old Lyd...

    Blog | September 16, 2012
  4. Ariel Hsing: 'I qualified for the Olympics in table tennis'

    Ariel Hsing

    It's been a month of big "firsts" for 16-year-old American table tennis player Ariel Hsing. She qualified for her first Olympics, and then celebrated that achievement by attending her first school dance -- the junior prom.

    Story | Conversation | May 03, 2012
  5. Emilee Anderson soars into ski jumping's elite

    Cristina Goyanes

    The quiet 16-year-old from Eau Claire, Wis., excels as women ski jumpers finally join Olympics at the first Winter Youth Games.

    Story | Conversation | January 20, 2012
  6. London Calling -- Sometimes giving back means taking in

    Kathryn Bertine

    Kathryn Bertine is expecting a boy. Who just happens to be 16. Assim Chapman will live with her and her husband while shooting for his dream.

    Story | Conversation | August 30, 2011
  7. Jordyn Wieber vaulting to the top

    Pat Borzi

    After an upset over the world all-around champion, this 16-year-old could be the next gymnastics star.

    Story | Conversation | July 26, 2011
  8. 2012 Olympics -- All these years later, Olympians' stories just a...

    Bonnie D. Ford

    Has covering the Summer Games changed in the past 16 years? A lot. But one thing has remained the same -- telling these athletes' stories never gets old.

    Story | Conversation | August 12, 2012