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  1. Sarah Groff moving forward after London disappointment

    Bonnie D. Ford

    The months since the London Olympics have been an endurance event in and of themselves for triathlete Sarah Groff, the 2011 world championships series bronze medalist who just missed placing in the top three at the Summer Games. She struggled for ...

    Blog | March 08, 2013
  2. Bobby Lea looking ahead to Rio 2016

    Bonnie D. Ford

    Two-time track cycling Olympian Bobby Lea of Topton, Pa., recommitted to a third bid in his mind before he even got home from the London Games, where he finished 12th in the demanding two-day, six-event omnium. The 29-year-old trains with Philadelphi...

    Blog | December 19, 2012
  3. Desiree Davila on road back after London letdown

    Bonnie D. Ford

    Unlike most of the distance runners who traveled to New York last week, marathoner Desiree Davila arrived knowing she wouldn't be hitting the famous 26.2-mile course. Davila has been off her feet almost entirely since Aug. 5, when a mysterious an...

    Blog | November 06, 2012
  4. White House visit one more chance for Team USA to bask

    Bonnie D. Ford

    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Welcoming sporting champions to the White House is a ritual that goes on no matter what -- a rare, unequivocally happy moment in the life of both athletes and the president who serves at the time of their success. Fri...

    Blog | September 14, 2012
  5. It's back to work for disappointed Montano

    Bonnie D. Ford

    LONDON -- The trademark bright yellow silk flower tucked into Alysia Montano's hair was at odds with the tears welling in her eyes as she stood, hands on hips, describing her disappointment. Montano said allowing herself to be boxed around the l...

    Blog | August 11, 2012
  6. 2012 Summer Olympics -- Women's boxing a huge success

    Bonnie D. Ford

    Katie Taylor gave her vociferous Irish fans a thrill, and Claressa Shields beat down someone twice her age. Yes, the women boxers proved they belong on the biggest stage.

    Story | Conversation | August 09, 2012
  7. 2012 Summer Olympics -- Aly Raisman's grand finale proves timing ...

    Bonnie D. Ford

    Aly Raisman's grand finale to the Olympic gymnastics competition proves yet again that timing is everything in this demanding sport.

    Story | Conversation | August 07, 2012
  8. Thursday: Top stories from Aquatics Centre

    Bonnie D. Ford

    LONDON -- A quick look at the action from the London Aquatics Centre on Thursday night: End of the roadMichael Phelps and Ryan Lochte faced off in the 200-meter individual medley in what is almost certainly the last head-to-head meeting in a riva...

    Blog | August 02, 2012
  9. 2012 Summer Olympics -- U.S. gymnast Leyva wins bronze

    Bonnie D. Ford

    The U.S. men's gymnastics team succumbed to nerves two days ago. But with a bronze medal in the individual all-around on the line Wednesday, Danell Leyva delivered one of the most thrilling routines he has ever done on the high bar.

    Story | Conversation | August 01, 2012
  10. 2012 Summer Olympics -- U.S. men's gymnastics stumbles in team co...

    Bonnie D. Ford

    The U.S. men's gymnastics team couldn't recover from early errors Monday, stumbling to fifth with medals on the line after a promising first-place finish in qualifying.

    Story | Conversation | July 30, 2012
  11. Olympic podium eludes American Phinney in surprising road race

    Bonnie D. Ford

    With Team Great Britain favorite Mark Cavendish out of the picture, Taylor Phinney figured he had a shot. But the American just missed making the podium, finishing fourth.

    Story | Conversation | July 28, 2012
  12. U.S. Olympic tennis team lands in London

    Bonnie D. Ford

    LONDON -- First-timers and veterans on the U.S. Olympic tennis team said they'll walk in Friday's opening ceremonies only if they're not playing the next day. They'll get their marching orders at Thursday's draw. The two naturalized U.S. citizens ...

    Blog | July 24, 2012
  13. The plane truth: Equal seating for athletes

    Bonnie D. Ford

    We've all been there: boarding a long flight, having to walk by lucky colleagues who scored an upgrade. They're ostentatiously stretching their legs, drinks in hand, while the rest of us grit our teeth in anticipation of stiff necks and bruised knees...

    Blog | July 20, 2012
  14. 2012 Summer Olympics -- With controversy behind her, Allyson Feli...

    Bonnie D. Ford

    With the U.S. trials controversy behind her, Allyson Felix is still motivated by one thing heading into London -- winning that elusive 200 meters gold.

    Story | Conversation | July 17, 2012
  15. 2012 Summer Olympics -- There is an urgency to Serena Williams' l...

    Bonnie D. Ford

    A singles gold medal is the last title of any stature Serena Williams doesn't have on her resume. And whether she'll admit to it or not, there's an urgency to her latest Olympic mission.

    Story | Conversation | July 10, 2012
  16. Natalie Coughlin ready for another Games

    Bonnie D. Ford

    OMAHA, Neb. -- Natalie Coughlin's competitive Olympic career will formally end on the first day of the London Games, but there's little doubt she'll transition to unofficial chef de mission for the swim team. The widely admired 29-year-old veteran...

    Blog | June 30, 2012