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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. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 2012 Summer Olympics -- A marathon misfire for trio of U.S. women...

    Bonnie D. Ford

    Desiree Davila left the course after the first 2.2-mile lap because of injury, while Shalane Flanagan and Kara Goucher both had their bodies betray them late in the race.

    Story | Conversation | August 05, 2012
  7. 2012 Summer Olympics -- U.S. women's marathon contender Desiree D...

    Bonnie D. Ford

    Desiree Davila, who holds the American record on the Boston Marathon course and was considered a medal candidate at Sunday's marathon, stepped off the course after 2.2 miles, unable to continue because of pain in her right hip and groin.

    Story | Conversation | August 05, 2012
  8. Serena Williams nearly perfect in final

    Bonnie D. Ford

    LONDON -- The Olympic women's singles final provided a double dose of something you don't see every day: namely, a championship match in which a player wins only one game and a medal ceremony in which a flag takes flight. Serena Williams continue...

    Blog | August 04, 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 -- Allison Schmitt wins first gold in Michae...

    Bonnie D. Ford

    Allison Schmitt won her first gold Tuesday in dominating fashion. Even then, she wasn't the biggest name in the pool.

    Story | Conversation | August 01, 2012
  11. 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
  12. espnW -- Pure joy of sport drives gold medalist Kim Rhode

    Bonnie D. Ford

    It's no accident Kim Rhode became the first American to win individual medals in five straight Olympics. The U.S. shooter is a throwback to the Olympians of decades ago who did sports for sheer joy.

    Story | Conversation | July 30, 2012
  13. espnW -- Natalie Coughlin earns 12th Olympic medal from poolside

    Bonnie D. Ford

    Natalie Coughlin was held out of the 4x100 final in a "tough" decision by coaches. But by swimming in the preliminary race and sharing the bronze, she joined Dara Torres and Jenny Thompson as the most decorated female U.S. Olympians.

    Story | Conversation | July 28, 2012
  14. 2012 Summer Olympics -- Alex Meyer will swim with a purpose in Lo...

    Bonnie D. Ford

    Alex Meyer's becoming a dominant open-water swimmer is not surprising given his penchant for more grueling athletic challenges. But in London, he won't just be swimming for himself or his country. He'll be swimming for a friend he lost all too soon.

    Story | Conversation | July 21, 2012
  15. 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
  16. 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