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  1. Rich sports soil at Princeton

    espnW

    Turn the clock all the way back to Oct. 22, 1746, and you land on the day that Princeton University was founded. Originally known as the College of New Jersey, it became Princeton University in 1896 after it moved from Elizabeth to Newark and then, f...

    Blog | October 22, 2013
  2. espnW -- Olympic mountain biker Georgia Gould maintains small far...

    Cristina Goyanes

    Georgia Gould, the 2012 Olympic bronze medalist in mountain biking, dishes about backyard treasures and kitchen creations at her Colorado home.

    Story | Conversation | July 17, 2013
  3. Happiness is my new priority

    Jessica Hardy

    What a difference a year makes. At this time last year, leading up to the London Games, there was a lot of anxiety in my life. After my suspension just before Beijing, I was afraid I wouldn't get another shot at the Olympics. Even if I did perform we...

    Blog | April 11, 2013
  4. Already looking toward Rio

    Lashinda Demus

    The best part about winning an Olympic medal? Knowing that you represented your country proudly in international competition. The next best part? I'll be honest: I'm enjoying the recognition. It feels so good to know that what you do -- all the train...

    Blog | December 13, 2012
  5. Trip to Rwanda provides firsthand insight

    Natalie Coughlin

    It may have taken me two days and six flights (SIX!) to reach Rwanda for my very first field visit as a Right to Play athlete ambassador, but the jam-packed four days I spent in Africa were well worth the travel craziness. During that time, I visited...

    Blog | December 13, 2012
  6. Who's ready to play?

    Tobin Heath

    I know that most Olympic athletes looked forward to a break after London, but I was not one of them. I have such a passion for soccer; it comes easily and naturally to me, so of course I want to keep it going. It's actually been hard for me not t...

    Blog | December 12, 2012
  7. espnW -- Swimmer Missy Franklin still adjusting to post-Olympics ...

    Wayne Drehs

    It has been a whirlwind ride for Missy Franklin since winning five medals at the London Olympics three months ago. Now, she is looking ahead to college and helping carry the torch in the sport of swimming.

    Story | Conversation | December 12, 2012
  8. espnW Headliners -- Claressa Shields not giving up the fight

    Jim Caple

    Claressa Shields' boxing gold medal hasn't brought endorsements or TV interviews, but the 17-year-old isn't giving up the fight.

    Story | Conversation | December 06, 2012
  9. espnW Headliners -- Katie Ledecky more confident after winning Ol...

    Melissa Isaacson

    Winning an Olympic gold medal can bring a lot of attention and pressure. But for 15-year-old swimmer Katie Ledecky, the experience has brought her more confidence, in and out of the pool.

    Story | Conversation | December 05, 2012
  10. President Obama and McKayla Maroney? Not impressed!

    espnW staff

    Remember this photo from the 2012 Summer Olympics? It was U.S. gymnast McKayla Maroney's honest reaction after taking home the silver medal in the individual vault competition at the Games, an event she was highly favored to win. But in the day...

    Blog | November 17, 2012
  11. My beautiful, winding road since London

    Rachel Dawson

    What have I done in the last three months? I wish I had a good, clean, heroic answer for you -- something that would knock your socks off and move your heart to dance a jig. I wish I could tell you that life in the past three months was perfect, p...

    Blog | November 15, 2012
  12. On to the next race

    Jessica Hardy

    I didn't expect winning Olympic medals to feel quite this good! Since I started swimming, I've dreamed of competing at the Olympics and earning medals with the U.S. team. Seeing those dreams become reality this past summer has brought me immense ...

    Blog | November 13, 2012
  13. espnW -- U.S. hurdler Kellie Wells can't slow down

    Adena Andrews

    Kellie Wells' life hasn't gotten any less hectic in the weeks since she won bronze in the 100-meter hurdles at the London Olympics.

    Story | Conversation | September 21, 2012
  14. Celebrating gold! Now back to work...

    Tamika Catchings

    On my flight home from London, gold medal in hand, I ended up taking pictures with just about every person in business class. Even the pilot came out to take a look at the hardware! Less than 24 hours before that trip back to the States, I was ce...

    Blog | August 20, 2012
  15. It all feels real now

    Annika Dries

    One minute showed on the clock. The score read USA 8, Spain 5. We were just 60 seconds from winning Olympic gold. But by the looks on our faces, you would have thought we were tied, or even down, fighting for our lives in that pool. Sure we had been ...

    Blog | August 17, 2012
  16. Inspired and reminded

    Jenny Fletcher

    You know not every day is rainbows and butterflies. I had a tough night last night dealing with some conflicts that came up in my life that needed serious evaluation. I need to make wise decisions. I fell asleep exhausted playing the outcomes through...

    Blog | August 12, 2012