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  1. 2012 Olympics -- London Games leave us with many great stories

    Jim Caple

    Great Britain is the source of some of our most cherished tales, from "Robin Hood" to "Harry Potter." Fittingly, the 2012 London Olympics provided us with more astounding stories.

    Story | Conversation | August 12, 2012
  2. 2012 Olympics -- U.S. men beaten in 4x100 relay, but has Jamaica ...

    Jim Caple

    The U.S. 4x100 relay team couldn't keep up with Usain Bolt and the Jamaicans, but it doesn't mean it'll stop trying.

    Story | Conversation | August 11, 2012
  3. 2012 Olympics -- Mo Farah makes his 5,000 win look easy

    Jim Caple

    Great Britain's Mo Farah put on quite the show for the home crowd while winning the 5,000 meters and after it was all over.

    Story | Conversation | August 11, 2012
  4. 2012 Olympics -- Crushing defeats for Morgan Uceny, men's 4x400 r...

    Jim Caple

    No matter how hard you train, no matter how many years you put in, the unexpected can happen at the Olympics. Just ask Morgan Uceny and the men's 4x400 relay team.

    Story | Conversation | August 10, 2012
  5. 2012 Olympics -- With no baton fiascos, U.S. women set world rec...

    Jim Caple

    A lot can happen when a relay team holds on to the baton. For the U.S. women Friday night, what happened was a dominating performance that led to a world record.

    Story | Conversation | August 10, 2012
  6. 2012 Olympics -- 'World's Greatest Athlete?' Yeah, that's Ashton ...

    Jim Caple

    Ashton Eaton and Trey Hardee pulled off a rare American feat in the Olympic decathlon, a feat that warrants a very specific level of respect.

    Story | Conversation | August 09, 2012
  7. 2012 Olympics -- Ever the entertainer, Usain Bolt again captivat...

    Jim Caple

    There have been two dominant household-name athletes at the past two Olympics -- Michael Phelps and Usain Bolt. But unlike Phelps, Bolt is as much an entertainer as an athlete.

    Story | Conversation | August 09, 2012
  8. 2012 Olympics -- Misty May-Treanor, Kerri Walsh Jennings end ride...

    Jim Caple

    Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh Jennings still haven't lost at the Olympics and never will, not after ending their 12-year run of dominance with a third and final gold medal.

    Story | Conversation | August 08, 2012
  9. 2012 Olympics -- Why does decathlon bore us?

    Jim Caple

    Yes, it takes two days and the scoring is complicated, but decathlon is not boring, Jim Caple writes.

    Story | Conversation | August 08, 2012
  10. 2012 Olympics -- Dawn Harper, Kellie Wells get medals as Lolo Jon...

    Jim Caple

    Lolo Jones commands eyeballs, but the attention should be on Dawn Harper, Kellie Wells and the other Americans who earned medals on the track Tuesday.

    Story | Conversation | August 07, 2012
  11. 2012 Olympics -- Track gold medalists Suhr, Sanchez moved to tear...

    Jim Caple

    While there's "no crying in baseball," Monday brought plenty of sob stories in track and field.

    Story | Conversation | August 06, 2012
  12. 2012 Olympics -- Best of Week 1 from London

    Jim Caple

    Phelps. Bolt. Douglas. Wow. And that was only the first week of the Olympics. It might get even better.

    Story | Conversation | August 06, 2012
  13. 2012 Summer Olympics -- A heartbreaking finish for Tyson Gay

    Jim Caple

    Tyson Gay had gone through so much to reach the London Olympics. Which made his finish in Sunday's 100-meter final all the more heartbreaking.

    Story | Conversation | August 05, 2012
  14. 2012 Summer Olympics -- Mo Farah, Galen Rupp go the distance in 1...

    Jim Caple

    When Americans do pay attention to track and field, the marquee events are always the sprints. For good reason. But on Saturday night, Mo Farah and Galen Rupp might have nudged that interest toward distance races.

    Story | Conversation | August 04, 2012
  15. 2012 Summer Olympics -- A lesson in running, sort of

    Jim Caple

    If Jim Caple had just run another 18.2 miles and didn't need to dodge double-decker buses and didn't get lost (even with a map) and, oh, if he were way faster, he, too, could be an Olympic marathoner.

    Story | Conversation | August 04, 2012
  16. 2012 Summer Olympics -- Oscar Pistorius is Games' greatest feel-g...

    Jim Caple

    How can anyone not root for South African sprinter Oscar Pistorius, who in competing with carbon-fiber prosthetics is proving to the world that anything is impossible, even running in the Olympics without legs.

    Story | Conversation | August 03, 2012