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  1. Jackie Joyner-Kersee Turns 52

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    Happy birthday, Jackie Joyner-Kersee! The legendary track and field star turns 52 today. Joyner-Kersee won six Olympic medals (three gold, one silver, two bronze) in the heptathlon and long jump in four Olympic Games (1984, 1988, 1992 and 1996). At t...

    Blog | March 03, 2014
  2. Happy birthday, Katarina Witt!

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    Happy birthday, Katarina Witt! The iconic figure skater turns 48 today. The two-time Olympic gold medalist (1984, 1988), four-time world champion (1984, 1985, 1987, 1988) and six-time European champion (1983-1988) is one of the most decorated skaters...

    Blog | December 03, 2013
  3. Flashback: FloJo strikes gold

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    On this day in 1988, Florence Griffith Joyner struck gold in the 100 meters at the Seoul Olympics in a wind-assisted 10.54 seconds. Griffith Joyner would go on to win gold in the 200 meters -- in world-record time -- and the 100-meter relay at Seoul....

    Blog | September 25, 2013
  4. Flashback: Golden Graf

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    On this day in 1988, the Summer Olympics opened in Seoul, South Korea, and, for the first time since 1924, tennis would be played at the Games. A 19-year-old Steffi Graf stole the show. The West German, who already had won the Australian Open, French...

    Blog | September 17, 2013
  5. espnW and Nine for IX -- The Tao of Katarina Witt

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    It's a different life now for Katarina Witt since she won back-to-back Olympic gold medals in the 1980s, but her spirit and glass-half-full attitude is the same.

    Story | Conversation | August 06, 2013
  6. espnW -- Key moment from Nine for IX film The Diplomat

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    We look at one pivotal scene from the Nine for IX film "The Diplomat," a scene where Katarina Witt fights for more than Olympic gold at the 1988 Winter Games.

    Story | Conversation | August 05, 2013
  7. A night to forget for Rachael Flatt -- U.S. figure skating nation...

    Michelle Smith

    Stanford freshman Rachael Flatt tumbled to ninth place after the short program at the U.S. figure skating championships.

    Story | Conversation | January 27, 2012
  8. W roundtable: Janet Evans' comeback inspires on many levels

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    Janet Evans is headed to the Olympic trials at the age of 40. Our panel chimes in on what her story says about competitive drive, age and inspiration.

    Story | Conversation | January 17, 2012