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  1. Happy New Year, Gabby Douglas!

    espnW

    While you're finalizing your New Year's resolutions and counting down the final seconds of 2013, gymnast Gabby Douglas is celebrating her 18th birthday. The 2012 all-around Olympic gold medalist and "Fierce Five" member can now legally vote and buy l...

    Blog | December 31, 2013
  2. espnW -- Val Ackerman chats with Joe Steranka on golf in her late...

    Val Ackerman

    What is the state of women's golf? What does its in inclusion in the Olympics mean? Val Ackerman talks to recent CEO of PGA of America Joe Steranka about this and more in her latest Man Up column.

    Story | Conversation | July 12, 2013
  3. espnW -- Kerri Walsh Jennings finds magic, inspiration on trip to...

    Kerri Walsh Jennings

    Kerri Walsh Jennings inspired thousands of girls on her trip to Walt Disney World and was in turn inspired for her quest to qualify for the 2016 Olympics.

    Story | Conversation | July 02, 2013
  4. Olympic deja vu as Qatar beats U.S. for World Cup bid

    Sarah Spain

    America was again dealt defeat, as Pasadena and its new Rose Bowl lost the bid for the 2022 World Cup to Qatar. So far the puns are coming fast and furious; already spotted are mentions of Qatarade and Qatar Hero, no doubt Q-Atari is coming soon.

    Blog | Conversation | December 02, 2010
  5. Dreaming of another Olympics

    Aly Raisman

    The first question they asked was: Are you going to go to Rio? I was sitting in a room full of reporters, high above London's North Greenwich Arena. Twenty minutes earlier, I had won my third Olympic medal -- we'd won the women's team title the we...

    Blog | April 11, 2014
  6. Premium fuel

    Elana Meyers

    Since the Sochi Olympics I've been giving my all to a new sport -- rugby -- with two aims: helping Team USA in any way possible to get to Rio in 2016, and improving at bobsled by mixing up my training. (Much more on that here.) I'm at the Olympic ...

    Blog | March 26, 2014
  7. A whole new ballgame

    Elana Meyers

    If you come home from the Olympics as a medalist, you're on a high: There are events, speaking engagements, trips to the Oscars. But not for me this time -- I've been MIA. The reason? I'm at the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, Calif., try...

    Blog | March 20, 2014
  8. Back in the water

    Emily Brunemann

    In 2013, open-water swimmer Emily Brunemann became the first American to win the overall title on the FINA 10K Marathon Swimming World Cup pro circuit. With her eyes -- and training plan -- already geared toward Rio in 2016, Brunemann started the sea...

    Blog | March 06, 2014
  9. espnW -- Karrie Webb back on familiar ground in Australia

    Mechelle Voepel

    Disqualified from the Australian Ladies Masters last week, Karrie Webb will get another chance this week as the LPGA heads to Australia.

    Story | Conversation | February 12, 2014
  10. Winter inspiration

    Jessica Hardy

    Confession: I'm a nervous wreck while I watch the Winter Olympics on TV. I get so stressed! I know just what it's like to be so close to realizing your dream, and I get so upset when athletes stumble on a ski jump or fall on the last lap of a race. ...

    Blog | February 11, 2014
  11. Going the distance

    Marlen Esparza

    I grew up watching boxing with my dad when I was really little. He often worked out of town, which meant he'd be gone for weeks or even months at a time. But when he was home, watching boxing was what we did together. My dad would take my brother...

    Blog | January 15, 2014
  12. On top of the world

    Emily Brunemann

    The saying goes that everyone chooses their own road in life, and all I can say for myself is that I've chosen a roller coaster instead of a road! This past year I ended up being the first American, male or female, to win the eight-race FINA 10K ...

    Blog | November 19, 2013
  13. Michael Phelps returns to U.S. anti-doping program

    Michael Phelps has rejoined the U.S. drug-testing program, the strongest sign yet that he's returning for the 2016 Rio Olympics.

    Story | Conversation | November 14, 2013
  14. A teammate for life

    Jessica Hardy

    It's official! After seven years together, I finally tied the knot with my best friend and fellow swimmer, Dominik Meichtry. After the world championships ended in August in Barcelona, we had a small reception in Dominik's home country of Switzerla...

    Blog | November 12, 2013
  15. 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
  16. 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