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  1. Will Michael Phelps' return hurt younger swimmers' Olympic hopes?...

    Jim Caple

    Michael Phelps' return to swimming will obviously help bring more attention back to the sport, but will it block the path for younger swimmers like Michael Andrew who are trying to make a name for themselves and reach the 2016 Olympics?

    Story | Conversation | May 15, 2014
  2. 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
  3. Beach soccer? We can do better than that

    Jim Caple

    FIFA president Sepp Blatter said Thursday he wants beach soccer included in the 2016 Olympics because the sport originated in the host city of Rio de Janeiro. I think this is a great idea because pretty much the one complaint most people have about t...

    Blog | September 02, 2011
  4. All of this Olympic bidding is out of control … stop the mad...

    Jim Caple

    All of this bidding business for the Olympics has gotten out of control. My solution? Let's go old-school. Let's bring the Games back to Athens.

    Story | Conversation | October 01, 2009
  5. First comeback meet in books for Phelps

    Jim Caple

    MESA, Ariz. -- Michael Phelps finished 42nd in Friday's 50 freestyle heats and did not qualify for the evening final. But that wasn't bad considering he was swimming the butterfly stroke in that event. Why did Phelps swim the fly stroke in a free ...

    Blog | April 25, 2014
  6. Why swimming needs the Michael Phelps-Ryan Lochte rivalry

    Jim Caple

    Michael Phelps did not win his first final race since coming out of retirement, but he did remind fans of something else -- just how much the sport needs and enjoys his rivalry with Ryan Lochte.

    Story | Conversation | April 24, 2014
  7. Phelps on first race back: 'It was strange'

    Jim Caple

    MESA, Ariz. -- Michael Phelps couldn't wait to get back in the pool and compete again. After his 18-month retirement from competitive swimming, Phelps worked his way past a multitude of cameras to the starting area Thursday. Then he stepped up on ...

    Blog | April 24, 2014
  8. Michael Phelps' comeback bid will not tarnish what he has already...

    Jim Caple

    No matter how far Michael Phelps takes his comeback bid, there is one thing that will not happen. Whether he gets the chance to win more medals or not, his career accomplishments will never be diminished.

    Story | Conversation | April 23, 2014
  9. Is Michael Phelps' return to competitive swimming a good thing?

    Jim Caple

    Retirement can be a fickle thing for athletes, especially when that athlete is as accomplished as Michael Phelps. But is his return a good thing for the sport of swimming?

    Story | Conversation | April 14, 2014
  10. 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
  11. Off Base: Bring baseball back to Olympics!

    Jim Caple

    Pingpong is an Olympic sport. So is badminton. And trampoline. Shooting, too. The always popular rhythmic gymnastics and synchronized swimming as well, of course. And golf is being added for 2016. But baseball is not being played at these Londo...

    Blog | August 04, 2012
  12. Bring baseball back to the Olympics

    Jim Caple

    If the International Olympic Committee can't get behind baseball, how about co-ed softball instead? Think of the potential sponsorship opportunities.

    Story | Conversation | August 01, 2012
  13. It's time to return the sport of tug of war to its former glory

    Jim Caple

    Jim Caple thinks it's time the IOC brought back the ancient sport of tug of war.

    Story | Conversation | September 18, 2009