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  1. 2012 Olympics -- One of Bryshon Nellum's biggest supporters on ha...

    Alyssa Roenigk

    Four years ago, few people believed Bryshon Nellum would become an Olympian, but one man who did followed him here and will see the runner carry the U.S. flag into Olympic Stadium at closing ceremonies.

    Story | Conversation | August 12, 2012
  2. 2012 Summer Olympics -- Connor Fields takes this one on the chin

    Alyssa Roenigk

    One day you might dash through the field. The next you return home bloodied and bruised. That's what makes BMX racing so great.

    Story | Conversation | August 10, 2012
  3. 2012 Summer Olympics -- Abby Wambach hopes to keep playing

    Alyssa Roenigk

    Abby Wambach isn't done yet. The 32-year-old forward and heart of the U.S. women's soccer team wants to play in the 2015 Women's World Cup.

    Story | Conversation | August 09, 2012
  4. 2012 Summer Olympics -- Carli Lloyd delivers legendary performanc...

    Alyssa Roenigk

    When the London Games opened, Carli Lloyd wasn't even in the U.S. women's starting lineup. But the midfielder was right where she needed to be Thursday, scoring both goals in a 2-1 win over Japan that gave the Americans redemption and a third consecutive Olympic gold medal.

    Story | Conversation | August 09, 2012
  5. 2012 London Olympics -- Friendly rivalry in U.S.-Japan women's so...

    Alyssa Roenigk

    No nastiness here: The U.S. and Japan have deep respect for each other heading into Thursday's women's soccer final.

    Story | Conversation | August 08, 2012
  6. 2012 Summer Olympics -- Abby Wambach drew ref's attention to Cana...

    Alyssa Roenigk

    That rarely called whistle on Canada's goalkeeper didn't come out of nowhere. U.S. forward Abby Wambach had been pointing out the delay tactics all game Monday.

    Story | Conversation | August 07, 2012
  7. 2012 Summer Olympics -- Canada cries foul over whistle on goalkee...

    Alyssa Roenigk

    After a rare call on Canada's goalkeeper that eventually led to a U.S. penalty kick, the Canadian coach and players felt they were robbed in Monday's semifinal.

    Story | Conversation | August 06, 2012
  8. 2012 Summer Olympics -- Alex Morgan makes most of Olympic moment

    Alyssa Roenigk

    In a game defined by the unexpected -- a hat trick against the United States, a controversial and rarely whistled call, and seven goals -- it was only fitting that Alex Morgan headed in the game winner.

    Story | Conversation | August 06, 2012
  9. 2012 Summer Olympics -- U.S. soccer families are on the move

    Alyssa Roenigk

    Playing four games in four stadiums in 11 days means a lot of travel for the U.S. women's soccer team and the players' family members in the United Kingdom.

    Story | Conversation | August 05, 2012
  10. For Gibb's family, another day at the beach

    Alyssa Roenigk

    It's a party at Horse Guards Parade. Kitschy dancers in beachwear, conga lines, the Macarena. Beer. The only things missing are Frankie and Annette. And no group of fans is embracing this raucous nightly bash disguised as a world-class volleyball...

    Blog | August 04, 2012
  11. 2012 Summer Olympics -- Sydney Leroux helps U.S. women into semif...

    Alyssa Roenigk

    Sydney Leroux came off the bench and delivered the knockout punch the U.S. women's soccer team needed to beat New Zealand and advance to the semifinals.

    Story | Conversation | August 03, 2012
  12. 2012 Summer Olympics -- U.S. women's soccer success helping Brita...

    Alyssa Roenigk

    The women's game, banned in Great Britain for 50 years, is catching up. Tuesday, for every Wayne Rooney jersey in the stands at Old Trafford, there was a Megan Rapinoe jersey. For every Alan Stubbs, a Hope Solo.

    Story | Conversation | July 31, 2012
  13. Shaun White joins NBC team

    Alyssa Roenigk

    A two-time Olympic champion will be in the NBC broadcast booth commentating on gymnastics during the women's individual all-around final Thursday. Not much of a surprise there. But this athlete, known for inventing some of the most difficult and dang...

    Blog | July 30, 2012
  14. 2012 Summer Olympics -- U.S. women's soccer team reaches quarterf...

    Alyssa Roenigk

    Megan Rapinoe's confident approach has helped carry the U.S. women's soccer team into the Olympic quarterfinals.

    Story | Conversation | July 28, 2012
  15. U.S. womens soccer keeping perspective

    Alyssa Roenigk

    "We're focused on us." There are no gimme games in the Olympics. That is what the 18 members of the U.S. women's soccer team took from their Thursday afternoon outing to watch Spain -- a gold-medal favorite in the men's tournament -- take on Japan...

    Blog | July 27, 2012
  16. 'This team is better than 2008'

    Alyssa Roenigk

    Thursday is an off day for the U.S. women's soccer team. So, naturally the women spent the day basking in the glow of their opening-game come-from-behind win over France Wednesday night. OK, maybe not. This morning, coach Pia Sundhage and her sta...

    Blog | July 26, 2012